Wuling Hongguang

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Wuling Hongguang
Wuling Hongguang S (Second Generation) 001.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerSAIC-GM-Wuling
Production2010–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body style5-door wagon
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive

Wuling Hongguang is a compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) produced since September 2010 by SAIC-GM-Wuling.[1][2] Between 2013 and 2017, it was marketed as Chevrolet Enjoy in India by GM India.[3][4][5]


First generation[edit]

Wuling Hongguang
Wuling Hongguang China 2012-04-15.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerSAIC-GM-Wuling
Also calledChevrolet Enjoy (India)
Wuling Hongguang S
Wuling Hongguang Classic (since 2019)
Tianjin Qingyuan QY5020XYZBEVEZ (electric van)
Production2010–present
(Wuling Hongguang discontinued in 2013 - production continues under the Hongguang S)
AssemblyLiuzhou, Guangxi, China (SAIC-GM-Wuling)
Halol, Gujarat, India (GM India)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body style5-door wagon
LayoutLongitudinal front-engine, rear-wheel drive[1][3][6]
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,720 mm (107.1 in)[3][7]
Length4,400 mm (173.2 in)
Width1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height1,750–1,770 mm (68.9–69.7 in)
Curb weight1,130–1,260 kg (2,491–2,778 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorWuling Hongguang S
Wuling Hongguang rear

The first generation Wuling Hongguang or Wuling Hongguang S compact MPV was launched in 2010, and several variants have spawned using the same platform including the Wuling Hongguang S1, Wuling Hongguang S3, Wuling Rongguang, and Wuling Rongguang V. It was reported that the Hong Guang was the best selling vehicle in China during the first four months of 2014.[8]

Wuling Hongguang S[edit]

In August 2013, Wuling launched the Wuling Hongguang S,[9] presenting them not in centers like Shanghai or Beijing, but in the two second-tier cities Harbin in the North-East and Kunming in the South-Western province of Yunnan.[10][11] The Hongguang S is available with the 1.2 litre LMU and later the LMH and 1.5 litre L2B engine paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Pricing currently ranges between 42,800 and 49,800 yuan (6,200 to 7,200 USD) and three trim levels called 1.2 L manual Basic, 1.5 L manual Basic and 1.5 L manual Standard. The Hongguang S is available with 5, 7 or 8 seater configurations and colour choices consist of: Candy White, Earth Brown, Metal Red and Clear Sky Silver. It is still available for purchase on the SAIC-GM-Wuling website as of 2019 as the Hongguang Classic.[12]

Wuling Hongguang V[edit]

A redesigned version of the van called Wuling Hongguang V was launched previously, and later was renamed to Wuling Rongguang V to be sold under the Wuling Rongguang series.

Second generation[edit]

Wuling Hongguang S II
Wuling Hongguang S (Second Generation) 001.jpg
Wuling Hongguang S II (China)
Overview
ManufacturerSAIC-GM-Wuling
Also calledWuling Hongguang S
Production2018–present
Model years2019–present
AssemblyLiuzhou, Guangxi, China (SAIC-GM-Wuling)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body style5-door wagon
LayoutLongitudinal front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine1.5 L L2B I4 (petrol)
1.5 L LAR I4 (petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,720 mm (107.1 in)
Length4,420 mm (174.0 in)
Width1,660 mm (65.4 in)
Height1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Wuling Hongguang S (Second Generation) rear

The second generation Wuling Hongguang S was launched in 2018, and marketed as Xin Hongguang, meaning "New Hongguang". While the first generation Wuling Hongguang S was sold alongside as the Wuling Hongguang S Classic, the entry version of the Wuling Hongguang was simply discontinued

The second generation Hongguang uses the 1.5 litre L2B that is also found in the first generation Hongguang and uses a 5-speed manual gearbox like its predecessor. Three trim levels are available for the second generation Hongguang and are known as: Basic, Standard and Comfort. Pricing ranges between 49,800 and 55,800 yuan (7,200 and 8,100 USD).[13] Compared to its predecessor, the second generation Hongguang S is 20 millimetres longer, narrower and taller and has the same 2,720 mm wheelbase.

The Hongguang was given a facelift in 2019 featuring a new exterior and was known as the PLUS.[14] [15] [16] [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wuling Hongguang - 五菱英文版". sgmw.com.cn. 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  2. ^ "SAIC-GM-Wuling Introduces Wuling Hong Guang". media.gm.com (Press release). 2010-09-14. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "GM India Launches Chevrolet Enjoy Premium MPV". media.gm.com. GM India. 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. ^ GM Media India (2013-05-09). "GM India Launches Chevrolet Enjoy Premium MPV". media.gm.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Girish Karkera (April 2013). "BBC TopGear Magazine India Car-Reviews - Review: Chevrolet Enjoy". topgear.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  7. ^ "速,手动 Wuling Hongguang Specifications" (PDF). media.gm.com (in Chinese and English). SAIC-GM-Wuling. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  8. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/minivan-sales-jump-in-china-1402402196 Chinese Warm Up to Minivans
  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. ^ "Wuling Hongguang S Classic specs".
  13. ^ "Wuling Hongguang S II specifications".
  14. ^ "Wuling Hongguang PLUS front".
  15. ^ "Wuling Hongguang PLUS front quarter".
  16. ^ "Wuling Hongguang PLUS rear".
  17. ^ "Wuling Hongguang PLUS rear quarter".

External links[edit]

Media related to Wuling Hongguang at Wikimedia Commons