Baojun 530

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Baojun 530
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Overview
Manufacturer SAIC-GM-Wuling
Also called
ProductionJanuary 2018 – present
Assembly
Body and chassis
Class Compact crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 104.5–110 kW (140–148 hp; 142–150 PS) (1.5 L petrol)
  • 101 kW (135 hp; 137 PS) (1.8 L petrol)
  • 125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) (2.0 L diesel)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length4,655–4,715 mm (183.3–185.6 in)
Width1,835 mm (72.2 in)
Height1,750–1,760 mm (68.9–69.3 in)
Curb weight 1,435–1,564 kg (3,164–3,448 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor

The Baojun 530 (Chinese :宝骏530) is a two or three-row compact crossover SUV produced by SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW). Unveiled at the Auto Guangzhou 2017, Baojun 530 took design cues from the smaller 510 and is a successor of the 560, while the 560 remained on sale as a cheaper alternative. The crossover is an example of an extensive badge engineering; it is marketed under four different brands in several different markets.

Contents

The Baojun 530 started sale in China in February 2018. It started production in Indonesia in January 2019 as the Wuling Almaz, making Indonesia the first market outside China to receive the 530 model. In November 2018, the 530 was also introduced as the second generation Chevrolet Captiva in Colombia. The Chevrolet-badged 530 started to ve sold in select South American markets in April 2019, being fully imported from China. [1] It was launched in India as MG Hector on 27 June 2019 as the first model released by MG Motor India. [2]

Overview

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Rear view

In the Chinese domestic market, the 530 is positioned above the 510 subcompact crossover and under the later released RS-5 within Baojun's line-up. Initial pricing of the 530 ranges from 78,800 yuan to 119,800 yuan. The 530 in China is offered with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with the turbocharger sourced from Honeywell, paired with either 5-speed manual and DCT, and a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, paired with a 5-speed AMT.

In November 2018, the 2019 model was launched with a CVT with 8-speed simulation jointly developed with Bosch, slight adjustments to the engine power and torque, and a new speedometer layout. In January 2019, the 7-seater version of the 530 was launched.

In 2018, 116,324 units were sold in China.

Facelift

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2019 facelift

The facelifted version of the 530 was released on 20 September 2019, featuring the new Baojun design language. It also received a 10.4" head unit with an integrated air conditioning control, a full LCD speedometer and a 6-seater configuration as an option. [3]

Overseas markets

Wuling Almaz

The 530 is marketed in Indonesia under the Wuling brand with the name Almaz, which was revealed on 23 January 2019 and launched to the market on 27 February 2019. The "Almaz" name, which is a modification of Almas, means "diamond" in Arabic. [4] [5] A left-hand-drive prototype was previously displayed at the 26th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in August 2018 under the Wuling SUV name as an introduction. [6] The car is manufactured in Indonesia with 43.5 percent of the component is sourced locally. [7] At launch, the crossover is offered in only one variant with five seats. It is equipped with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with turbocharger producing 140 hp, instead of 145–147 hp in other markets. Initially, Almaz was only offered with a Bosch-designed CVT. [8]

Being the first right-hand-drive model of the 530 platforms, Almaz immediately received a 10.4" head unit with an integrated air conditioning control, smartphone mirroring functionality dubbed as Wuling Link and other vehicle settings control embedded, which for the left-hand model was meant to be a later upgrade from the existing 8" floating head unit. After its release, Almaz received 2,000 bookings in two months. [9]

A 7-seater version was revealed on 11 July 2019 and launched at the 27th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show alongside a new voice command system named WIND (Wuling Indonesian Command), which only supports the Indonesian language. It is the first car to have a voice command system with Indonesian language support. The Indonesian 7-seater version is equipped with rear third row AC blower with an independent air blower speed switch. The previous single variant was renamed to "Exclusive" and remains available as a 5-seater.

A lower variant of the 7-seater model, dubbed as the Smart Enjoy was also launched at the same time as an entry-level alternative. The Smart Enjoy variant is not equipped with panoramic roof, cruise control, multi around view camera, leather seats and climate control. [10] It is the only Almaz variant to be offered with manual transmission.

A sportier variant of the 7-seater model, dubbed as the Almaz RS, was revealed on 18 March 2021 and launched on 29 March 2021, alongside with WISE (Wuling Interconnected Smart Ecosystem), which includes internet on vehicle and advanced driver-assistance systems. It is available in Exclusive and Pro trim levels. According to Wuling, "RS" stands for "Rising Star". [11]

Chevrolet Captiva

The 530 was introduced as the second-generation Chevrolet Captiva in November 2018 at Salon de Automovil de Bogota in Colombia. It features a different front grille to match the Chevrolet logo. In April 2019, the Captiva was launched in Peru as the first launch in South America. The South American market Captiva is offered in 5-seater and 7-seater configurations, and was initially only offered with manual transmission. The Captiva is imported from China, and it slots between the Tracker/Trax and Equinox.

On 27 March 2019, GM introduced the Captiva at the Bangkok International Motor Show, Thailand. The Captiva for Thailand domestic market was imported from SGMW facility in Cikarang, Indonesia. On September 25, 2019, SGMW Indonesia exported their first batch of cars, 20 months after its operation in Indonesia. [12] Unlike the Captiva for the South American market, the Thai-spec Captiva is equipped with a 10.4" head unit, electronic parking brake, panoramic sunroof and a 360-degree around-view camera like the Wuling Almaz and would only be offered in CVT. [13]

Starting in October 2019, Chevrolet Captiva was officially launched in Thailand in three trims: LS, LT and Premier. In February 2020, GM announced its retreat from the Thailand market. [14] As the result, the Captiva are no longer imported to the country. [15] About 2,000 Captivas were sold out by 19 February 2020. [16]

In May 2020, Captiva went on sale in the Middle East. [17] It is the cheapest Chevrolet crossover available in the market, slotting below the Equinox.

Currently, the Captiva is available in Bolivia, Brunei, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Fiji, Peru, Uruguay, and select Middle East countries. Its launch for the Mexican market was announced in 10 November 2020 for the first quarter of 2021, using the updated styling from the 2020 Baojun 530. [18] It went on sale on spring 2021 and it is positioned below the Equinox.

In Brunei, the Captiva was replaced by the identical Wuling Almaz in December 2020. [19]

MG Hector

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MG Hector 2.0 Diesel Sharp (pre-facelift)

In India, the 530 was marketed as the MG Hector as the first model in India released by MG Motor India. It is built in Halol, Gujarat in a former General Motors plant with a local content of 75 percent. [20] MG Hector sports a honeycomb grille, dual-projector LED headlight, rear LED lights, chrome finish elements in some exterior parts instead of a matte silver finish, and a tail lamp extension garnish. The Hector is equipped with a 10.4" head unit with more features than Almaz including e-SIM support, navigation system, extensive smartphone integration telematics such as remote engine start, remote AC controls, vehicle locator and tracker. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Gaana music streaming service support, and over-the-air (OTA) software update all dubbed as the iSMART technology. All MG Hector (except the Style variant) gained an 'Internet Inside' branding emblem in the exterior.

The Hector is available in four trim levels: Style, Super, Smart and Sharp, and available in three different engine options: 1.5-litre petrol turbo, 1.5-litre petrol turbo with mild hybrid technology, and a 2.0-litre turbodiesel sourced from FCA. Only the former engine received an automatic transmission option, specifically dual-clutch transmission. It received 21,000 bookings only 23 days after launch. [21] [22]

The promotional videos for MG Hector was filmed in London, United Kingdom, [23] featuring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the MG Motor brand ambassador. [24] [25]

An updated version was released in January 2021 for the 2021 model year. It features a reworked front grille, new 18-inch alloy wheels, and a beige interior colour scheme. The petrol version of the 2021 Hector is also offered with a CVT gearbox option alongside the 6-speed DCT. [26]

MG Hector Plus

In Auto Expo 2020, MG Motor India introduced the MG Hector Plus as the three-row variant of the Hector. The Hector Plus features a new fascia look with new bumpers, headlights and taillights. It was released in July 2020, with two seat configuration options: 6-seater (captain seat) and 7-seater (bench seat). [27] [28]

It was updated in January 2021 alongside the regular Hector, featuring larger 18-inch alloy wheels. [29]

Engines

ModelEngine codeDisplacementPowerTorqueTransmissionMarkets
1.5TLJO1,451 cc110 kW (147 hp; 150 PS) at 5,500 rpm230 N⋅m (170 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–3,800 rpm6-speed manual, 6-speed DCTChina (2018 model), Latin America
108 kW (145 hp; 147 PS) at 5,500 rpm250–255 N⋅m (184–188 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–3,600 rpm6-speed manual, CVTChina (2019 model), Latin America/Middle East
105 kW (141 hp; 143 PS) at 5,200 rpm250 N⋅m (180 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–3,600 rpm6-speed manual, 6-speed DCT, CVTIndia
104 kW (140 hp; 142 PS) at 5,200 rpm250 N⋅m (180 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–3,600 rpm6-speed manual, CVTIndonesia, Thailand
1.8LJ41,798 cc101 kW (135 hp; 137 PS) at 5,600 rpm186 N⋅m (137 lb⋅ft) at 3,600–4,600 rpm5-speed AMTChina (2018 model)
2.0 Diesel Multijet II 1,956 cc125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) at 3,750 rpm350 N⋅m (260 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–2,500 rpm6-speed manualIndia

Sales

Calendar YearChina [30] IndonesiaIndiaThailand
2018116,324
201983,0799,743 [31] 15,930 [32] 530 [33]
202089,4281,947 [34] 25,935 [35] 2,588 [36]

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