Wuling Motors Indonesia has finally launched the Wuling Almaz 7-seater (MG Hector 7-seater) at the 2019 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). Wuling Almaz is essentially the re-engineered China-spec Baojun 530 that will also make its way to India. While its official launch details are yet to announced, its reported to hit roads in January, 2020.
In Indonesia, the MG Hector 7-seater (i.e. Wuling Almaz) has been offered in two variants – Smart Enjoy and Exclusive. While the manual and CVT version of the Smart Enjoy trim are priced at 263.8 million Rupiah (around Rs 13.05 lakh) and 275.8 million Rupiah (around Rs 13.64 lakh) respectively, the Exclusive trim costs 338.8 million Rupiah (around Rs 16.76 lakh). Read – MG Hector Sold Our For 2019
In terms of design and styling, the Wuling Almaz 7-seater looks quite similar to the India-spec MG Hector 5-seater. The SUV comes in a choice of colour schemes – Pristine White, Dazzling Silver, Aurora Silver, Starry Black, Burgundy Red and Carnelian Red. Read – MG Hector Will Soon Get BS6 Diesel Engine
Major changes have been made inside the cabin. The SUV gets a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity along with WIND (Wuling Indonesian Command) for voice commands. The Almaz’s second row bench seat has one touch function that provides access to the third row and makes seating comfortable. For third row seat passengers, the air conditioning vents are fitted on the sides. Read – MG Hector Accessories, Warranty & Maintenance Package
Under the hood, the Wuling Almaz 7-seater (MG Hector 7-seater) houses a 1.5L turbocharged engine pushing out power worth 140bhp and 250Nm of torque. It can be had either with a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox.