Chinese auto news 2019-2020 budget Wuling Hongguang S3 – the first crossover company Wuling Automotive , created with the participation of General Motors for the Chinese market. In our review, a novelty from the joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling budget 7-seat crossover Wuling Hongguang S3 – photo, price, configuration and technical characteristics of the new cross-van, born to become a bestseller in the Middle Kingdom. Sales of the new Wuling Hongguang S3 in China will start in September 2020 at a price of 60-75 thousand yuan (535-670 thousand rubles).
Almost unknown outside of China, the manufacturer Wuling Automotive, a member of the large automotive corporation SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) is engaged in the production of very popular in the Middle Kingdom budget CD-Van. The Wuling Hongguang model (three versions of Wuling Hongguang MPV, Wuling Hongguang S MPV and Wuling Hongguang V Mini Van) is, by the way, the best-selling car on the Chinese market. As a result of last year, more than 650 thousand copies were sold, and over 655,000 copies a year earlier. So the related model Wuling Hongguang S3, positioned by the manufacturer as a modern, stylish, high-quality but affordable crossover, Chinese motorists are waiting with impatience. The novelty can significantly increase the sales volume of Wuling Automotive, thus becoming another bestseller.
I would like to note that the new budget crossover Wuling Hongguang S3 is a very progressive model. Novelty in addition to the atmospheric 112-horsepower gasoline 1.5-liter engine will receive a powerful 150-horsepower 1.5 Turbo engine, a rear multi-link independent suspension, a rich basic equipment, and perhaps even in the very near future a fully-connected all-wheel drive. In the meantime, a new SUV (in fact, we have a cross-van) is available exclusively with a front-wheel drive.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of Wuling Hongguang S3 2019-2020 are 4655 mm in length, 1735 mm in width, 1780 mm in height, with 2880 mm of wheelbase and 175 mm of ground clearance.
- Standard new items are equipped with 16-inch wheels with tires 205/65 R16.
The new Chinese budget crossover is difficult to call a standard of style and attractiveness, but the novelty looks very modern and even stylish. The front part of the body with a two-level falshradiatornoy grating, compact and strict headlights with headlights with sections of LED daytime running lights, a powerful bumper with large fog lights.
Side of the body of the Chinese SUV looks simple and uncomplicated: a sloping bonnet, large rectangles of doors, a practically even roof line and massive forage. However, the view clings to a powerful rib that prescribes the car’s body at the level of the door handles, large wheel arches, into which more than 16-inch wheels ask.
The feed of the new cross-van is just as simple and concise: the huge tailgate with deep punching of the license plate mounting area, unpretentious parking lights with LED filling, and a simple bumper with horizontal fog lights.
As the new Wuling Hongguang S3 is considered by the Chinese manufacturer to be a crossover, then, of course, there is a protection from the unpainted plastic around the perimeter of the body, protecting body parts (edges of wheel arches, thresholds, doors) and bumpers from minor damages.
The interior of the novelty is 7-seater by default with three rows of seats (landing formula 2 + 2 + 3). In this case, in the first and second row, there are separate comfortable armchairs with armrests. The way to the third row is for three quite comfortable through the passage between the seats of the second row.
The photo shows the interior of the most expensive crossover equipment of the Wuling Hongguang S3 crossover, featuring leather-trimmed armchairs, door and front panel cards (a combination of light brown and black leather), a digital 11-inch instrument panel, a multimedia system with a color 8-inch touchscreen, steering wheel, electric mirrors and windows, air conditioning, electric hatch, rear view camera, cruise control, stabilization system, tire pressure sensors and 6 airbags.
Technical specifications of Wuling Hongguang S3 2019-2020. The new Chinese crossover is built on a budget platform, but the suspension architecture is completely independent. In front of the MacPherson strut, and behind the mnogorychazhka. All wheel disc brakes with front ventilated discs, power steering electric.
- From the start of sales under the hood of the novelty, an atmospheric 1.5-liter petrol four-cylinder engine (112 hp 147 Nm) will be prescribed in the company with 6 MKPP. The same engine (model P-TEC 1.5L, developed by specialists from General Motors) is equipped with hatchback Baojun 310 , wagon Baojun 310 Wagon and crossover Baojun 510 .
- According to preliminary information, for the new Chinese 7-seat crossover, a modern turbocharged petrol 1.5-liter engine (150 hp 230 Nm) will also be available, also paired with 6 MKPP, borrowed from the crossover Baojun 560 and 7-local MPV Baojun 730 .