Here’s everything you need to know about the Wuling Almaz
Fashionable families in China and international luxury SUV buffs with the money looking to stay on trend often want that trendiness to extend to every aspect of their lives. As 2022 draws ever closer, Wapcar reports they need look no further than Wuling’s newest Almaz model.
Luckily for buyers in Indonesia, the Almaz is fast becoming the most attention grabbing MPV in its class due to it’s staggeringly low price point of its two models Smart Enjoy and Exclusive.
Let’s take a closer look at what the Wuling Almaz has to offer for 2022.
Wuling’s newest Almaz model goes by the name Baojun 530 in its native country, China. However, both models will have the same features with a few caveats. While the higher-end Baojun 530 can carry 7 passengers, the more compact Almaz offers capacity for five people. Each configuration boasts a hefty load of features with the presence of the Indonesian WIND voice command system.
Wapcar reports the Indonesian car market is offering the newest edition of the Almaz in five different variants. The five variants include the Wuling Almaz Smart Enjoy 6 MT, Wuling Almaz Smart Enjoy CVT, Wuling Almaz Smart Exclusive CVT with 7 seats. The final two editions are the 5-seat Wuling Almaz Smart Exclusive CVT and Wuling Almaz Limited Edition.
With its narrow headlights boasting LED Projector Headlamp technology alongside Integrated Future Eyes LED support systems, the 2021 Wuling Almaz boasts a 4,655 mm length and 1,835 mm height exterior. With a wheelbase of 2,750 mm, the Almaz is widely considered to be the most masculine car in Wuling’s current lineup of SUVs.
With a spacious cabin capable of carrying up to 7 passengers, nearly the whole interior is outfitted with leather including the tilt-control assisted steering wheel. Alongside adjustable seating and a panoramic sunroof, the Almaz comes with a complete infotainment system and upgraded parking sensors unique to Indonesia’s WIND command technology. Accompanying the WIND capability is Wuling’s Interconnected Smart Ecosystem also known as WISE.
This feature allows Almaz buyers to link their cars to their smartphones and headsets. This allows for assistance features such as Vehicle Positioning, Vehicle Remote Control, Geo-Fencing Security to Bluetooth Key. At the head of the car, Online Navigation and Music features have also been upgraded to understand voice commands in Indonesian.
Almaz and ADAS
Wuling was eager to share its recent addition of several ADAS categories to its latest Almaz lineup. The list is expansive, aiming to ease the driver’s workload and increase safety with the newest automation features othe market.
The list is expansive, starting with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Bend Cruise Assistance (BCA), Traffic Jam Assistance (TJA), and Intelligent Cruise Assistance (ICA). Another set of features is Lane Recognition which is supported by Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA).
Engine and Performance
The latest edition of the Almaz will carry its standard 1.5 liter, 1,451 cc engine equipped with a turbocharger. Wapcar reports that early on-paper analysis records the Almaz capable of producing power up to 140 HP at 5,200 RPM, with 250 nm of torque at 1,800 RPM to 3,600 RPM engine speed.
With its fuel consumption systems upgraded in equal measure, the Wuling Almaz saves even more fuel per gallon in 2021 than its peers in the same class. Thanks to its CVT Transmission upgrades, the Almaz drives multitudes smoother than before with lane assistance and parking features to match
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