China’s cheap mid-size sedan segment has just gained a new model: meet the Baojun 630, a car which will premiere at the SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) stand at the Auto Shanghai 2011.
Baojun is GM’s newest brand for China, and according to them, the 630 addresses the growing demand for affordable personal transportation.
With an overall ‘user firendly’ design, and various elements that would make it appealing to Chinese consumers, the Baojun 630 has the longest wheelbase in its segment (2,640 mm) and features more than 22 individual storage spaces.
Power is extracted from a 1.5-litre DICH engine generating 81 kW @ 5,800 rpm and 146 Nm of torque @ 4,200 rpm which enables the Baojun 630 to comply with the local emission standards and also to the Euro IV standard due to the fact the it requires 6.9-litres of fuel per 100 Km.
So low fuel consumption and practicality are two of the aspects which characterize the Baojun 630 but these are not the only ones. SGMW says that this new sedan also incorporates a ‘complete safety design’, and this means anti lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution three-point seat belts with early warning restraints, reverse drive radar, child safety seat fasteners and safety locks and a front suspension that offers additional protection to both passengers and pedestrians.
The Baojun 630 will be manufactured at SGMW’s facility in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at the car will initially go on sale at 150 dealers nationwide, with 299 new dealers expected to join the automaker’s network by the end of the year.

Source: Baojun