The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture has just opened the sale of a hybrid SUV in the East Asian market with the name Wuling Xingchen. Wuling Xincheng is a 5-seater crossover SUV aimed at the young consumer market. Gasoline version of Xingchen to be launched in 2021.
This model has an overall size of 4,954 mm long, 1,820 mm wide, 1,750 mm high. The wheelbase is 2,750 mm.
For the exterior, Xingchen uses the “moving wings” design language. The black vertical grille opens upwards and connects the two sides of the square headlights to form the brand’s “V” shape.
The rear shows the HEV logo. The rear lights are connected by a black decorative strip, integrated with the English WULING logo. Fog lights are located in a separate niche below. Triangular taillights.
Inside, the SUV has many of the features today’s car buyers love like an 8-inch digital gauge, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. The infotainment system runs on Wuling’s “Ling OS”, which also provides over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Regarding the engine, the Xingchen HEV is equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter gasoline engine, with a capacity of 135 hp (100 kW) and 320 Nm of torque combined with an electric motor. The engine is mated to a single-speed Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) transmission and a tertiary lithium-ion battery. The hybrid model can accelerate from 0 to 60 km in 3.2 seconds and from 0 to 100 km in 7.8 seconds.
Wuling Xingchen HEV launched in the Chinese car market in mid-August with a starting price of around 90,000 RMB ($13,300 USD). According to Wuling, Xingchen will have PHEV and HEV models. The HEV model debuted first as an HEV version of the existing diesel version.