Competitor Skoda Octavia from General Motors

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Competitor Skoda Octavia from General Motors

General Motors together with the Chinese brand SAIC introduced the new Baojun RS-5, which is designed to challenge the Celestial market to the Czech bestseller Skoda Octavia.

The novelty will be available for buyers in two body types: liftback and station wagon. Dimensions of the first version are: 4650x1806x1458 mm.

The overall silhouette of the new Baojun RS-5 strongly resembles a crossover, which is rather a plus rather than a minus. An unusual form of the radiator grille, narrowed daytime running lights and surround head optics stand out in front. At the stern, the main design decision is the lanterns, united by a horizontal stripe.

A non-alternative 1.5-liter turbo engine with 147 horsepower will be offered as an engine. A bunch of it will be a 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox.

Prices have not yet been announced, but it is expected that they will start from a mark above 63 thousand yuan or 8,877 US dollars.

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