Wuling Rongguang

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Wuling Rongguang
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Overview
Manufacturer SAIC-GM-Wuling
Also called
  • Chevrolet N300
  • Chevrolet Move (Egypt)
  • Wuling EV50 (electric panel van)
  • BYD V3 (electric panel van)
  • BAW Xiaohema (electric panel van)
Production2008present
Body and chassis
Class Microvan
Pickup truck
Body style 5-door, 5- to 8-seater minivan
2- to 5-seaterPickup truck
Powertrain
Engine
  • 1.2 L LAQ I4
  • 1.5 L L3C I4
Transmission 5 speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length4,490 mm (176.8 in) (2017present)
4,135 mm (162.8 in) (20142016)
4,105 mm (161.6 in)4,490 mm (176.8 in) (20122013)
3,995 mm (157.3 in)4,105 mm (161.6 in) (2011)
4,415 mm (173.8 in) (Rongguang V)
Width1,615 mm (63.6 in) (20122013, 2017present)
1,660 mm (65.4 in) (20142016)
1,620 mm (63.8 in) (2011)
1,685 mm (66.3 in) (Rongguang V)
Height1,900 mm (74.8 in) (20112013, 2017present)
1,870 mm (73.6 in) (20142016)
1,850 mm (72.8 in) (Rongguang V)

The Wuling Rongguang is a five-door, five- to eight-seater microvan produced by SAIC-GM-Wuling.

Contents

Overview

The Wuling Rongguang was originally introduced during the 2008 Beijing Auto Show. [1]

The Wuling Rongguang has engine options including a 1.2 liter inline-four engine producing 82 hp or a 1.5 liter inline-four engine producing 107hp. Both engine options are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. [2]

Wuling Rongguang Extended Version

The Wuling Rongguang Extended Version is an extended version of the regular Wuling Rongguang, with wheelbase extended to 3050mm and 4490mm. With dimensions: 4490mm/1615mm/1900mm

Wuling Rongguang single and crew cab

Wuling Rongguang single and crew cab are pickup versions of the regular Wuling Rongguang. SAIC-GM-Wuling launched the updated facelift version of the Wuling Rongguang pickup in July 2018. The Wuling Rongguang pickup is powered by a choice of 1.5 liter or 1.8 liter engines, with prices ranging between 45,800 yuan and 52,800 yuan. [3]

Wuling EV50

The Wuling EV50 is the electric panel van variant of the Wuling Rongguang Extended Version created for the logistics industry. The Wuling EV50 that is available with a 60 kW motor and two batteries options. The higher trim is available with a 43,2 kWh battery that weighs 332 kg and has an energy density of 130,12 Wh/kg that is capable of a 300 km (186 miles) range. The lower trim is available with a 41,86 kWh kWh battery that weighs 308 kg and has an energy density of 135,91 Wh/kg that is capable of a 245 km (152 miles) range. Wuling claims that the LFP battery packs will last for at least 2 million kilometers and the starting price for the Wuling EV50 is 108,000 yuan (13,596 euros). [4]


BYD V3

The BYD V3 is a rebadged version of the Wuling EV50 body produced by BYD. Despite the exterior body being shared by the Wuling EV50, the mechanical parts were developed inhouse by BYD and utilizes BYD's blade battery layout. The battery capacity of the BYD V3 is 47.52kWh, and supports a range of 330km and the DC fast charging takes 1.2 hours. BYD V3 uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power of 75kW and an output of 220N·m of torque. [5]


BAW Xiaohema

The BAW Xiaohema (北京牌 小河马) is another rebadged version of the Wuling EV50 produced by BAW. The Xiaohema or Little Hippo is codenamed BAW5030XXY6Z541BEV and is produced in Hebei. The exterior body is shared with the Wuling EV50 and the top speed is 90km/h. [6]

Wuling Rongguang S

The Wuling Rongguang S is a facelift version of the regular Wuling Rongguang, and later replaced the regular Wuling Rongguang in its market place. It features a fully redesigned body. With dimensions: 4135mm/1660mm/1870mm.


Wuling Rongguang V

A largely different vehicle which has a body style closer to a compact MPV. The Wuling Rongguang V is actually a rebadged Wuling Hongguang V.

Chevrolet N300

The Chevrolet N300 is a rebadged Wuling Rongguang for sale in emerging markets such as Ecuador and others around the world except for Africa. The rebadged Wuling Rongguang Pickup Truck was a result of GM's joint venture with China's Wuling Motors. The partnership forms under the Shanghai-GM-Wuling joint. The Chevrolet N300 was positioned above the Chevrolet N200, a rebadged Wuling Hongtu in a few other markets. According to GM International Operations Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales Mark Barnes, “The Chevrolet N300s are robust vehicles well suited for challenging off-road driving and the weather conditions faced by users in emerging markets.” [7]

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