In the current range of Chevy already has a few clones of “Chinese”, they are sold mainly in South America and the Middle East. For example, in the SUV Captiva second generation was turned Baojun 530, and van Chevrolet N400 is Wuling Hongguang V (and Baojun, and Wuling is a joint project of the companies of General Motors and SAIC). Last week revealed that Americans are once again “borrowed” model from the Baojun brand: bow tie got a compact crossover Baojun 510. But that’s the name of the Chevrolet cross was not called. Now it is known thanks to the photos posted on a Chinese website Sohu. So, Baojun 510 reincarnated in the Chevrolet Groove.
Recall the name of the Groove wore square conceptual hatchback Chevy, introduced in 2007. In the series the prototype never sent, but he had a significant influence on the design of the Orlando compact MPV of the first generation. By the way, last fall, GM had registered a trade name Groove in Uruguay, that is, in this country, the new compact SUV of the brand will certainly appear.
As in the case with the “second” Captiva, the transformation Baojun 510 new Chevrolet didn’t bother: outside Groove of the original “Chinese” is only the radiator grille but the emblems inside the cross and even copies the “source” (except the logo, of course). The dimensions of the models also, obviously, coincide: Baojun length equal to 510 4220 mm wheelbase – 2550 mm. Thus the line Chevrolet SUV Groove will occupy a niche between the new Tracker (4270 mm and 2570 respectively) and the same Captiva (4655 and 2750 mm).
Technology, probably, went with models of the Baojun: China’s 510-St is available with an “aspirated” with a capacity of 1.5 99 or 105 HP (depending on transmission), which is paired with a six-speed “mechanics”, a CVT or five-speed automated manual. Baojun 510 is exclusively front-wheel drive, so that the crossover Chevrolet the 4WD version is not allowed.
The photo shows that the equipment list of Chevrolet Groove includes climate control and multimedia system with “floating” touchscreen, another fairly large display, a built-in “tidy”. In the Arsenal Baojun 510 also includes panoramic roof, cruise control, rear view camera, front and side “airbag” – all this stuff probably went to the new Chevy.
Manufacture of Groove up and running in China at the plant JV SAIC-GM-Wuling, the crossover will deliver again in South America and possibly in the Middle East. The official presentation will take place in the near future.