Spied testing under heavy camouflaged in India for the first time, the Baojun 510 SUV is likely to be launched in the country to become a formidable competitor against the Hyundai Creta.
First revealed at the 2016 Auto Guangzhou, the Baojun 510 got a mid-cycle upgrade last year. The compact SUV is 4,220 mm long; 1,740 mm wide and 1,615 mm high, which is slightly smaller than the Hyundai Creta which has the respective dimensions figures of 4,270 mm; 1,780mm and 1,665 mm. The Baojun 510 comes with a 2,550-mm wheelbase, a little bit shorter than the Creta with a 2,590-mm one. Some of the most prominent outstanding features include the unique 'Future Eye' LED DRLs, which makes the face look bold and a twin-light arrangement, which reminds us of the MG Hector.
Compared to the Hyundai Creta, the Baojun 510 has smaller dimensions
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In terms of the interior, the Baojun 510 has a bright brown-black two-tone colour paint scheme. The interior feature list includes but is not limited to
8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports smartphone and reverse camera display connectivity
Automatic temperature control
Start push button
Moreover, being equipped with a wide array of safety features such as two front airbags, side airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system and dynamic stability control, the Baojun 510 will ensure the utmost safety for both the drivers and the passengers.
The Baojun 510 is equipped with a wide range of top-notch interior features
Under the hood of the Baojun 510 is a 1.5L S-TEC III petrol motor which can produce a maximum power of approximately 115 hp. The engine is coupled with a six-speed MT or AMT gearbox. In the test, it has covered 400,000 km in extreme conditions. Its 1.5L motor has also experienced more than 10,000 hours of testing.
The Baojun 510 has experienced a long and hard test in India
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The Baojun 510 SUV is expected to be another SUV from MG Motors for the Indian auto market. While MG Motors has not confirmed anything about the launch of the Baojun 510 SUV in India, with these spy images, it is likely to take place soon. MG Motors is ready to enter the Indian auto market with the launch of a medium SUV based on the Baojun 530, the MG Hector in mid-2019. It will be highly localized to keep the price down and manufactured at the Halol plant of the company in Gujarat. The next vehicle for India is anticipated to be an electric SUV.
The Hector SUV will be the first launch of MG Motors in India