On October 16, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) launched a new vehicle of the Hongguang series, Wuling Hongguang PLUS. As the latest model of the family series, Wuling Hongguang PLUS is based on the new development of SAIC-GM-Wuling CN150 front-mounted rear drive platform, positioning it as a wide-body commercial vehicle. Therefore, we can see that Wuling Hongguang PLUS has made many changes in terms of design, configuration and power, it has a total of four models, the guide price is 65,900-79,800 yuan (~US$9821 – US$11,239) in Chinese market.
Compared with the current models, the overall design of Wuling Hongguang PLUS has changed a lot. The overall body of the new car is more square, the official describes it as “parallel rectangle/simple and tough”, the large front grille is paired with a large number of horizontal lines to create a rich layering of the entire front face.
On the side of the body, Wuling Hongguang PLUS uses a combination of parallel lines, the upper and lower waist lines echo each other. In the tail, it continues the simple and tough design style of the Wuling series. Small tails, black trim strips and unique taillights combine together. In addition, it is worth mentioning that the Wuling Hongguang PLUS is equipped with a 16-inch aluminum alloy wheel.
In addition to the appearance upgrade, Wuling Hongguang PLUS is also younger in the interior, it features a modern design as a whole which is also integrated with many simple elements, the center console is also equipped with an 8-inch touch screen to provide a series of ecological applications such as voice navigation, music, and driving assistance.
In terms of configuration, the new Wuling Hongguang PLUS comes standard with ABS, EBD, tire pressure monitoring, and remote control keys. The high-trim models are also equipped with front fog lights, reversing radar and reversing images, front and rear disc brakes, and front double airbags.
In addition, the power system is also the highlight of the new car. The Wuling Hongguang PLUS adopts a front-mounted rear drive layout. It is powered by a 1.5T turbocharged engine and matched with a 6MT manual gearbox, the maximum power is 108kW (144hp) and the maximum torque is 250N·m.
As the longest, widest and largest version of the current Wuling family, the length, width and height of Wuling Hongguang PLUS are 4720mm1840mm1810mm, and the wheelbase is also 2800mm. The new car offers both “2+2+3” and “2+3+3” seat layouts, it will also be available in five-seat version.
As a star model of the Wuling brand, the Wuling Hongguang series has been sold worldwide since its launch in 2010. It won the trust of 4.56 million owners. With the launch of Wuling Hongguang PLUS, the Hongguang family’s product line will be further enriched to fully meet the ever-evolving needs of consumers.