Spied – The posh sibling of the Wuling Hongguang (Chevrolet Enjoy) caught in China
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
As GM India is making its final preparations for the launch of the Chevrolet Enjoy MPV, its donor model, the Wuling Hongguang is all set to get an upmarket sibling in China.
The yet to be named MPV was caught by the Chinese media while testing with a heavy camouflage. The basic shape of the car reminds us of the Hongguang but there are noticeable differences to the front and rear fascias.
To start with, the headlamps sports HID bulbs, the front grill is bigger, though we suspect that it could be different in the final production version. The front bumper is also completely new with a wide air intake.
The sheet metals on the side follow the Hongguang until the rear fender where the horizontal tail lamps are wrapped around. The Hongguang has a vertical tail lamp cluster and the rear fascia feels much more modern.
The interior of the test mule bears a completely new design and layout. The steering wheel is new and there is a provision in the dashboard which would integrate a touch screen infotainment system.
[The Hongguang is a low-cost Chinese van that will launch in India in the coming weeks as the Chevrolet Enjoy; The model spied looks like an upmarket incarnation of the Hongguang]
There is no further information about the premium MPV from Wuling which would sit above the Hongguang. However, India is not expected to get this MPV since it will be more expensive than the upcoming Enjoy.