To date sub brand products have failed to excite me. Models from Venucia, Ciimo and Everus were mostly retired models from their mainstream Honda or Nissan brands, Baojun went a slightly different road by creating a new model for the brand on an older platform, thus the 630 was born. But Baojun didn’t really follow up with any new models since the 630 was launched in mid 2011, sales were okay with monthly units averaging 3000-5000 which isn’t too bad – but they could obviously improve.
Hence the introduction of the long awaited hatchback. The above spyshots show that the hatch is at a fairly advanced stage of development and will likely be on the market within the next few months, probably before the Beijing Auto Show in April. Expect the same 1.5L and 1.8L engine transplants from the sedan with automatic and manual gearboxes. Pricing is probably going to be around 80,000RMB and rising!