China – (Chevy Enjoy facelift) Wuling Hong Guang S facelift launched

Posted on: Aug 10, 2013 - 5:59pm IST

After numerous spy shots and extensive testing, the facelifted Wuling Hong Guang S has been launched in China. The Hong Guang is better known to us as the Chevrolet Enjoy.

Wuling Hong Guang S facelift front
Note the new grille, bumper and foglamp enclosure.

The Wuling Hong Guang is made in China thanks to the industrial partnership that exists between General Motors, SAIC and Wuling motors. Despite the strange name, the Hong Guang finished 2012 as one of China’s most bought automobiles.

Chevrolet Enjoy Diesel Front
Front-end of the Chevrolet Enjoy (pre-facelift) for comparison.

For China, the Hong Guang was powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine producing 86bhp or a 1.4-liter producing 102bhp (which is what the Enjoy gets in India). Now, a more powerful 1.5-liter 112bhp engine has also been included in the lineup. Meanwhile the 1.4-liter engine seems to have been discontinued.

Wuling Hong Guang S facelift interiors
Piano black surround for the touchscreen multimedia system is one of the key points of the completely redesigned dashboard.

Cosmetically, the facelift carries a new grille with new foglamps and bumpers. A set of new taillights and redesigned alloy wheels complete the exterior package.

Chevrolet Enjoy Dashboard
Dashboard design of the Chevrolet Enjoy pales in comparison.

Inside, the car sports a fully updated dashboard with a touchscreen multimedia system. A new central console with piano black plastics and chrome accents complete the makeover.

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6 thoughts on “China – (Chevy Enjoy facelift) Wuling Hong Guang S facelift launched

  1. Raj says:

    Thanks to GM India that they have admitted the emission issue to Indian government and have great guts to recall the vehicles. They even sacked all guilty officials for the deviation. I am sure they are an honest automobile manufacturer across world and driven by ethics.
    There are many hiding under wraps. The entire automobile industry is under scan that we as a customer have right to fair products or not? Certificates are papers or genuine practice ;don’t know.
    ITS 2014 TILL GOVERNMENT IS GREEDY OF EXCISE,VAT ROAD TAX ETC ETC. NO CRASH WORTHY VEHICLES MANDATE YET ON ROADS.

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  2. Jay Termkar says:

    Chinese designed vehicle, launched by GM only in India and China…this combination is a big NO NO…It will same as Tavera..where GM guys faked the ARAI tests and launch the unsafe vehicles in India..and had big profit margin …Learning from GM”s Tavera Fiasco, I will never buy GM’s Asia specific vehicles…

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    1. Brian says:

      Probably this Chinese van is not as good as the Japanese or European one, but it’s sure better than TATA’s. So, I’m sure it’ll have market in India…

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  3. Rajesh says:

    One question to GM – Why is the old model sold in India ? Say, they are “testing” our market to clear their stock….eh!

    The facelift makes the current model (in India) appear spartan (which It is already). Kudos to GM for not bringing this model to India, other manufacturers can “Enjoy” as this wont cause any threat to them.

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  4. D Mitra says:

    This is not merely a facelift. Externally, this one sports panel / sheet metal changes from the regular model, most notably aft of the C-pillar evident by different rearmost (third) side windows and tail light contours, and is longer by 95 mm (and taller by 20). So, probably a different version, if one may say so. It will coexist with the regular model, which explains the “S”.

    Similarly, the Rong Guang microvan will get a more modern-looking “S” companion soon.

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    1. rahul says:

      Friend they change engine also in this upgrade…so this is a facelift only.If it will come to india immediately with FIAT 1.6 MJD engine then damm sure will be a blockbuster.Am proud owner of GM ENJOY Diesel really value for money..

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