We informed you earlier that MG Motors will launch a new compact SUV in India, which could challenge the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks. In fact, the Baojun 510 SUV has been spotted testing on Indian roads. In a recent development, an all-new Baojun compact SUV has been leaked via a series of images on the Internet. Called the Baojun RS-3, the new SUV is reportedly to replace the Baojun 510.
For people not in the known, Baojun and MG Motors are the sister brands of the SAIC Motor. The MG Hector is basically the re-engineered version of the Baojun 530 SUV, which is already on sale in the Chinese market. In fact, the Wuling Almaz and the new Chevrolet Captiva are also the re-badged Baojun 530.
In terms of styling, the Baojun RS 3 follows the brand’s new design language. It features the massive front grille, split headlamp setup and uniquely styled rear lights. The side profile looks busy with blackened A, B and C-pillars, 5-spoke alloy wheels, strong beltline, black cladding and roof-rails. At the back, the SUV gets split tail-light set-up. There is a slanted LED lights that are placed horizontally under the rear glass, while the brake lights, turn signal lights and reverse lights are placed on the lower side.
Chinese media reports that the new SUV measures 4,300mm in length, 1,750mm in width, 1,625mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,550mm. The new model is slightly longer and wider than the Baojun 510. The new Baojun RS-3 is expected to be offered with 2 petrol engines – a 104bhp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 128bhp, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol.