Chinese OEM Baojun has launched the 2020 530 SUV, which features a fresh design and a new six-seat version, along with a more advanced connectivity system with voice command capability. The four trims of the newest member of the Baojun 530 family are priced from RMB 77,800 to RMB 99,800.
The 2020 Baojun 530 is 4,695mm long, 1,835mm wide and 1,750mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,750 millimetres. Its roominess and comfort are enhanced by a panoramic sunroof.
Customers can choose from three interior layouts: 2+3, 2+2+2 or 2+3+2. It is the only SUV with the three interior options at its price. Baojun says the five-seat 2+3 layout offers a class-leading 979mm of space between the first and second rows.
The six-seat 2+2+2 layout has two leather-wrapped captain seats in the second row, with a 160-millimetre aisle between the seats. The adjustable seats can be moved forward and backward 130mm, allowing more space in the third row.
The seven-seat 2+3+2 layout can accommodate larger families. The second-row seats can be adjusted 140 millimetres forward and backward, and can easily be folded to make it more convenient to access the third row.
The upgraded Baojun 530’s interior is flexible. It has cargo capacity of 1,065 litres when the second row of the five-seat version and the second and third rows of the six- and seven-seat versions are folded down. This is enough room for 18 24-inch suitcases.
Targeted at the young buyer
The 2020 Baojun 530 aims to draw buyers with chic styling elements. LED daytime running lights sweep from the sides to the SUV’s new mesh grille, adding to the futuristic and dynamic look. Dual-colour fin-like wheel hubs with clear-cut trims enhance the side view, while silver trim adds a sporty touch to the rear.
The black interior features a central control panel with an asymmetrical design that veers toward the driver. A silver outline enhances the design, adding technological simplicity. The electronic display cluster is easier to read than ever.
The 2020 Baojun 530 comes with a segment-leading 10.4-inch LCD touchscreen with a high definition of 960*1,280 dpi. Users can listen to music, make phone calls and turn the air-conditioning on and off through the touchscreen.
The advanced connectivity system includes functions such as voice command, remote control, real-time navigation and online entertainment. The connectivity system is capable of over-the-air upgrades.
The 2020 Baojun 530 comes with one-touch start, a parking/reverse radar, tyre pressure monitoring system, a heated rearview mirror and the Bosch 9.1 ESP (Electronic Stability Program), for class-leading active safety. An aircraft-style gear shift makes driving a comfortable affair, says Baojun.
The SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with maximum power of 108 kW/5,200 rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm/2,200-3,400 rpm. According to Baojun, it "offers the equivalent power of a mainstream 2.4L naturally aspirated engine and meets the China 6 emission standard." Customers have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission.
The Baojun 530, introduced in March 2018, has sold more than 170,000 units since then across China.