[PHOTOS] New General Motors Hatchback Debuts in China
If you thought the new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) was the only new car that General Motors decided to debut at Auto China 2016, then you must have missed the premiere of the Baojun 310 hatchback.
If case you’re not familiar with Baojun, it’s a Chinese automotive brand that’s owned by both General Motors and SAIC Motor as part of the SAIC-GM-Wuling partnership. Additionally, Baojun is one of the fastest growing car brands in China with record sales of 45,002 vehicles just in March.
The Baojun 310 features a bold and sophisticated exterior that’s highlighted by its double-U-shaped front end. Sleek lines are featured across the side of the vehicle that adds even more style, while the back of this hatchback offers a daring taillight design.
Underneath the hood of this new hatchback is a 1.2-liter P-TEC engine that’s good for 81 horsepower and 86 lb-ft oF torque. That engine is partnered with a five-speed manual transmission. The Baojun 310 is so fuel efficient, that for every 3.3-miles driven, it only uses approximately a quarter gallon of gas.
The platform used for the new Baojun 310 was developed by SAIC-GM-Wuling. The 310 also has a broad wheelbase that offers greater interior space. The cabin includes upscale leather seats with orange trim, as well as chrome trim around the air conditioning outlets and gauges.
The Baojun 310 doesn’t skimp on tech features either, as this new hatchback offers an 8-inch touchscreen, GPS Navigation, and a backup camera, among other advanced entertainment features.
The Baujon 310 will become available for purchase later this year in China.