MG Motor India is testing the Baojun 510 which is smaller than the Hector.
MG Motor will make its debut in the Indian market with the launch of the Hector SUV. But there are photographs that show that MG will not be launching the premium SUV alone. The photographs are of a left-hand-drive Baojun 510 on test suggesting that MG is studying a model smaller than the Hector to compete with the Hyundai Creta.
Baojun and MG are brands under the SAIC umbrella and the MG Hector is also branded as the Baojun 530 in markets abroad. The Baojun 510 is a 5-seater SUV and shares a lot of similar interior pieces with the larger Baojun 530 or the MG Hector. Its exterior styling has a close resemblance to its larger sibling.
The Baojun 510 was first showcased in 2016 and has received a mid-cycle update last year. The SUV is 4220 mm long, 1740 mm wide and 1615 mm high, making it very close in size to the Hyundai Creta, which is 4270 mm long, 1780 mm wide and 1665 mm high. The Baojun 510 has a slightly shorter wheelbase measuring 2550 mm, than the Creta’s 2590 mm. The SUV sold abroad comes powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine churning out 115 BHP.
Baojun 510 SUV
– If launched, it will be slotted below the Hector
– The SUV is a 5-seater and has a close resemblance to the Baojun 530
– The car will give competition to the Hyundai Creta
Source – AutocarIndia.com