Baojun 310Wagon Unveiled On The Shanghai Auto Show In China
Published on April 24, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rear lights are neat. big Baojun badge. Baojun means “Treasure Horse” and the logo depicts a horse head.
Enough space for three on the very flat bench.
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.
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.