Changes include the updated grille design, slimmer and longer headlights and new bumper at the front, whereas the silver trim added at the back and new wheels complete the more dynamic look.
Inside, the 2020 Baojun 530 features a 10.4-inch touchscreen display that supports over-the-air updates and can be used to control different functions, such as the air conditioning, navigation, infotainment and others. It also supports voice commands, so users need to give the right command to activate the HVAC, play music, send messages via WeChat and open or close the sunroof. Other features included are the digital dials, heated mirrors, tire pressure monitoring system and parking sensors.
At 4,695 mm (184.8 in) long, 1,835 mm (72.2 in) wide and 1,750 mm (68.9 in) tall, and with a 2,750 mm (108.3 in) wheelbase, the SUV sports a bigger footprint than the outgoing Hyundai Tucson. It can be had with three different seating configurations: 2+3, 2+2+2 or 2+3+2, with the former offering 979 mm (38.5 in) of space between the first and second rows and a cargo capacity of up to 1,065 liters (37.6 cu-ft).
Power comes from a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, which kicks out 147 PS (145 HP / 108 kW) at 5,200 rpm and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque between 2,200 and 3,400 rpm that’s hooked up to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture has started taking orders for the updated 530, whose pricing spans between RMB 77,800 and 99,800, equal to $10,985-$14,090 at current exchange rates.