Beijing, China — SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM China's mini-commercial vehicle joint venture, introduced the new Wuling Rong Guang minivan today on its stand at Auto China 2008. The Rong Guang takes roominess, emissions and safety to a new level.
With a length of 4,000 mm, height of 1,915 mm, width of 1,620 mm and wheelbase of 2,700 mm, the Rong Guang offers a much more spacious cabin than traditional mini-commercial vehicles. This makes it ideal for both family and business use.
Its 1.2-liter double overhead cam gasoline engine generates maximum power of 52.2 kW per liter and maximum torque of 108 Nm/4,000 rpm. The Rong Guang consumes less than 5.5 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers under a constant speed of 50 km/h. It meets China's Phase IV emission standard.
The Rong Guang is the world's first mini-commercial vehicle to receive a three-star rating in C-NCAP side crash testing. It is scheduled to go on sale at Wuling retailers nationwide beginning in May.
“The debut of the Wuling Rong Guang at this year's leading auto show in China demonstrates our commitment to the growth of SAIC-GM-Wuling,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. “GM will continue to share our advanced technology and know-how to ensure SAIC-GM-Wuling remains a leader in the domestic mini-vehicle market.
”The Rong Guang is on display alongside the Wuling Sunshine and Wuling Hong Tu minivans and 2008 Chevrolet Spark on SAIC-GM-Wuling's stand at Auto China 2008, which runs from April 20 through April 28.
SAIC-GM-Wuling, a joint venture between GM China, SAIC and Wuling Motors, was established in 2002. It sold 552,788 vehicles in 2007, ending the year with a 43 percent share of the mini-vehicle segment in China. It was the segment leader for the second consecutive year.