The new model of Baojun, bearing the RC-5W index, has been given official names: Chinese Xiangwang (Xiangwang, “I miss you”) and English-speaking Valli (formed from Valley, “valley”). The station wagon has already entered the PRC market along with the Baojun RC-5 liftback in August 2020. Then the “barn” was priced at 72,800-112,800 yuan (11,200-17,400 dollars) and became one of the cheapest in the segment. The RC-5W has now been removed from the window pending a second quarter restart. The liftback is available at prices ranging from RMB 59,800-109,800 ($ 9,200-16,900). In five months of 2020, 27,799 owners found RC cars.
Obviously, the reason for the renaming is supplies outside of China, because other Baojuns are already exported to twenty countries. Valli dimensions: 4685? 1806? 1465 mm, between the axles 2700. Front suspension – McPherson struts, rear beam. All disc brakes (front ventilated).
Valli’s convincing appearance is the responsibility of the SGMW Advanced Design Center under the leadership of Mark Xie. However, in the corporate style of Baojun there is also a merit of the Americans: Colin Phipps (now works at Nio) and Steve Yume (the current chief designer of Chery).
The interior of the Valli hasn’t been shown yet, so the photo is RC-5W. He has a multi-wheel adjustable only in height. A 10.25-inch touchscreen is included in the base, and a seven-inch digital tidy is an option. Finishing can be fabric, combined and “leather”. Ventilated and heated front seats are possible.
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The “Wagon” is equipped with two 1.5 petrol engines: an aspirated (99 hp, 143 Nm) with a six-speed “mechanics” and a turbo four (147 hp, 250 Nm) with a variator with eight virtual gears. The drive is exclusively front. According to the measurements of the resource Autohome.com.cn, the station wagon exchanges a hundred in 9.4 s, consuming an average of 8.3 l / 100 km. Chinese journalists noted the smell in the cabin and poor insulation from noise and vibration. Valli will probably have fewer flaws.