GM's Baojun brand made a splash when they introduced the surprisingly attractive and affordable 630 in 2010 and the company is hoping to continue that momentum with the new 730 MPV.

Designed to appeal to growing Chinese families, the 730 is a seven-seat MPV that comes nicely equipped with cruise control, a dual-zone climate control system and a power sunroof. The model also has a rearview camera and an infotainment system with an eight-inch display and USB / Bluetooth connectivity.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. The 1.5-liter unit produces 110 bhp (82 kW) and 147 Nm (108 lb-ft) of torque which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 17 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 150 km/h (93 mph).

Moving up to the 1.8-liter engine rewards buyers with 135 bhp (101 kW) and 186 Nm (137 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the MPV to run from 0-100 km/h in less than 15 seconds, before hitting a top speed in excess of 160 km/h (99 mph).

The 730 rides on a new front-wheel-drive platform that was developed by SAIC-GM-Wuling. The model also features a McPherson front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension that were tuned by Lotus Engineering.

The 730 is currently on sale and pricing starts at just 69,800 RMB ($11,305 / €8,443 / £6,697).

Gallery: GM Baojun 730 unveiled in China with a Lotus-tuned suspension

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