Wuling Hong Guang

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Wuling Hong Guang
Wuling Hongguang China 2012-04-15.jpg
Wuling Hong Guang April 2012 in Anting, Shanghai municipality, China
Overview
Manufacturer SAIC-GM-Wuling
Also called Chevrolet Enjoy
Production 2010-
Model years 2013
Body and chassis
Class Compact
Body style 7-8 passenger MPV
Layout Longitudinal front-engine, rear-wheel drive[1][2][3]
Powertrain
Engine
  • Inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve multi-point electronic fuel injection petrol engine (China)
  • 1.4 liter 4-cylinder "SMARTECH" petrol (India)
  • 1.3 liter 4-cylinder "SMARTECH" Diesel (India)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,720 mm (107.1 in)[2][4]
Length
  • 4,400 mm (173.2 in) ("S" trim China)
  • 4,305 mm (169.5 in) (India)
Width
  • 1,680 mm (66.1 in) ("S" trim China)
  • 1,750 mm (68.9 in) (India)
Height 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Curb weight 1,130–1,260 kg (2,491–2,778 lb)

Wuling Hong Guang is a compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) produced since 2010 by SAIC-GM-Wuling,[1][5] the joint venture of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co and GM China. It is also marketed since 2013 as Chevrolet Enjoy in India by GM India.[2][6][7]

Not to be confused with the Wuling Rongguang, whose English name looks similar.

According to Matt Gasnier writing the "Bestsellingcars" blog, the Hong Guang was the third best selling car worldwide in February 2013.[8]

In August 2013, Wuling launched the Wuling Hong Guang S,[9] presenting them not in centers like Shanghai or Beijing, but in the two second-tier cities Harbin in the North-West and Kunming in the South-Western province of Kunming.[10][11]

See also[edit]

Another MPV by General Motors with similar dimensions and target markets is the Chevrolet Spin.

In India, the Chevrolet Enjoy is perceived to compete mainly with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.[12]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wuling Hongguang - 五菱英文版". sgmw.com.cn. 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "GM India Launches Chevrolet Enjoy Premium MPV". media.gm.com. GM India. 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Girish Karkera (April 2013). "BBC TopGear Magazine India Car-Reviews - Review: Chevrolet Enjoy". topgear.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "速,手动 Wuling Hongguang Specifications" (PDF). media.gm.com (in Chinese & English). SAIC-GM-Wuling. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "SAIC-GM-Wuling Introduces Wuling Hong Guang". media.gm.com (Press release). 2010-09-14. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  6. ^ GM Media India (2013-05-09). "GM India Launches Chevrolet Enjoy Premium MPV". media.gm.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Wuling media (2013-05-13). "五菱宏光"变脸"雪佛兰Enjoy在印度上市 - 上汽通用五菱" (Press release) (in Chinese). Wuling. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Gasnier, Matt (2013-05-18). "Best Selling Cars – Matt's blog » World February 2013: Wuling Hongguang up to #3!". bestsellingcarsblog.com. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Luft, Alex (2013-08-22). "SAIC-GM-Wuling Launches Hong Guang S MPV In China". gmauthority.com. GM Authority blog. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "SAIC-GM-Wuling Launches Wuling Hong Guang S MPV". media.gm.com (Press release). 2013-08-06. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Webb, Alysha (2013-08-14). "GM China aims for world dominance of minivan market with new Wuling model". chinaev.wordpress.com ("Alysha Webb's ChinaEV Blog"). Retrieved 8 October 2013. The little seven-seater is squarely aimed at China’s burgeoning class of private businessmen who need a car they can use for the family and for business. Or as the Chinese press release says (they are always more fun than the English-language ones), change “help business, help family” to “help family, help business.” 
  12. ^ PTI (May 11, 2013). "Chevrolet Enjoy hits Indian roads; price starts at Rs 5.49L". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.