The Baojun RS-3 is a new SUV launched in China by a joint venture between GM and SAIC. The new five-seat mid-sized SUV is available in four variants. The Baojun RS-3 is priced between 71,800 Chinese Yuan (Rs 7.21 lakh) to 89,800 Chinese Yuan (Rs 9 lakh).
It has a length of 4,305 mm, a width of 1,748 mm, is 1,597 mm tall and has a 2,550 mm long wheelbase. This is similar in size to the Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta. But the price puts the RS-3 well below both of them and makes it a strong competitor. We can also expect the Baojun RS-3 to make its way to India under the MG brand. This is similar to the Baojun 530 aka the MG Hector in India.
Baojun RS-3 design and specs
The new SUV shares much of the design elements from its elder sibling, the Baojun RS-5. We can see a floating roof design and also large wheel arches on the side. It also gets the split headlamp design similar to the MG Hector. There is also a large front grille completing the familiar design language.
On the interior, the SUV looks a segment above. It gets an all-black treatment and also red stitching. A large floating touchscreen infotainment system occupies the center console. The steering wheels also has a sportier design and contrasts the overall interior theme well. Like the MG Hector, the RS-3 is also a connected car. It can remote lock/unlock and AC functions along with geofencing. There is an optional Bosch driver assistance system that will provide Level 2 automation.
The Baojun RS-3 runs on a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 103 HP of max power. Power transmission is done through either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
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