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Baojun 310Wagon Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China

Published on April 24, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Baojun 310Wagon

The new Baojun 310Wagon has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show and will hit the Chinese auto market next month. The 310Wagon (without a space) is a hip-fish wagon-crossover based on the Baojun 310 hatchback.

Baojun 310Wagon

It looks interesting, stretched out to the max with a large rear overhang. Belt line angles up to the narrow rear window. Wheels are far too small again, as usual with a Wuling product.

Baojun 310Wagon

The wagon aims at young car buyers who are looking for something a bit more special than a sedan, hatchback, or SUV. Chinese car makers are coming up with all sorts of mixes between vehicle styles; this 310Wagon mixes hatchback and wagon with some MPV. Expect the advertisement to focus on hip looking folk camping up mountain and such.

Baojun 310Wagon

The standard modern-Wuling interior with analogue dials, an 8-inch touch screen, a cheap looking steering wheel, and beige seats.

Initially there will be only one engine available: a 1.5 with 112hp and 147nm, mated to a five-speed manual. The 310Wagon won’t be a fast wagon.

Baojun 310Wagon

Rear lights are neat. big Baojun badge. Baojun means “Treasure Horse” and the logo depicts a horse head.

Baojun 310Wagon

Enough space for three on the very flat bench.

Baojun 310Wagon

Although based on the 310 hatch the 310Wagon is a lot larger; 58.8 centimeter to be precise. Wheelbase went up with 20 centimeters width with 3 and height with 8.5. This makes for: 4620/1710/1535, and wheelbase is 2750.

Cargo bay is 740 liter compared to just 200 liter for the 310 hatchback. With the bench down the wagon can take a massive 1460 liter. That’s a lot of tent.

Baojun 310Wagon

Better in blue than in white.

Baojun is an entry level brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture, in which GM has a 43% stake. The other partners are SAIC (aka Shanghai Auto) and Wuling Automotive.

SAIC and GM are also tied up in the giant Shanghai-GM joint venture that makes Buick, Chevrolet, and Cadillac cars for the Chinese market.

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  1. Knut- April 24, 2017 Reply

    Hi Tycho,
    I am not sure I understand this:
    …’went up with 20 centimeters width with 3 and height with 8.5′

    What is the meaning of ‘3’? Is it 3*20 or 23? 🙂

  2. Knut- April 24, 2017 Reply

    Okay, finally the coin dropped… I see it now! Sorry! 🙂

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