2014 GM Baojun 730 review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 3 August 2014 , 10:08:50 byDan

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GM Baojun 730

Baojun is a brand of low-cost automobile sold only in China by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, a partnership between General Motors and SAIC Motor. The Baojun marque was established in 2010 as an alternative to existing GM brands Chevrolet and Buick, which are also on sale in China. The company's products compete with domestic Chinese manufacturers such as Chery Automobile and Geely Automobile.  The manufacturer has just introduced the Baojun 730 MPV, which should also be affordable and attractive at the same time.

The Baojun 730 is a seven-seat MPV which should attract larger families. The vehicle features cruise control, a dual-zone climate control system and a power sunroof. The model also has a rearview camera and an infotainment system with an eight-inch display and USB / Bluetooth connectivity. The Baojun 730 uses a new front-wheel-drive platform that was developed by SAIC-GM-Wuling. The model is also equipped with a McPherson front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension that were prepared by Lotus Engineering.

The Baojun 730 is powered either by a 1.5-liter engine which develops 110 bhp (82 kW) and 147 Nm (108 lb-ft) of torque, this enabling the model to run the 0-100 km/h in less than 17 seconds and reach a maximum speed in excess of 150 km/h (93 mph), or by a 1.8-liter engine generating  135 bhp (101 kW) and 186 Nm (137 lb-ft) of torque, which enables the MPV to do the 0-100 km/h in less than 15 seconds, before going up to a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).