It seems that Wuling 2018 car models unceasingly gives surprise to the Indonesian market lately. After twice introducing phenomenal products in Wuling Confero and Wuling Cortez, now an interesting detail we also get. Yep, as you read in the title, SGMW Motor Indonesia seems to want to beat the MPV and LMPV segment by giving the 1.500cc engine to Wuling Cortez.
As we know, Wuling Cortez became one of the interesting end-of-year gifts from Wuling. Especially if it is not a complete feature case, and can even be said to be very complete for a price range equivalent to an LMPV. And now, also revealed about the variant of Wuling Cortez, where there will be C and L Lux trim for Wuling Cortez variant engine 1800 cc, even so with the use of AMT transmission or according to Wuling called i-AMT on 1.800cc engine variant. As for the cheaper variant, believed to get a cheaper engine too
If you think that the 1.500cc engine used by Wuling Cortez will be the 1.500cc Turbo engine used by Baojun 730, it seems you have to be disappointed. Because the 1.500cc engine that will be used by Wuling Cortez this seems to be a derivative of Wuling Confero. Yep, since using an existing machine, and also smaller, it makes perfect sense that the Wuling Cortez 1.5 variant will be one of the entry levels of this car. In addition to the 1.500cc variant, there is no automatic transmission of AMT, which there is only a six-speed manual transmission such as Wuling Cortez variant of 1800 cc.
To trim you, Wuling Cortez 1.5 will have two trims only, namely trim S for the lowest variant, and trim C for variants on it. With the use of Wuling Confero 1.500cc engine, it becomes clearer and also makes sense how the Wuling Indonesia can press the price of its cheapest variant to be equivalent to Mitsubishi Xpander GLX or Toyota Avanza 1.3 E. 1.485 cc engine C-VVT 4 cylinder in line is powered maximally 107 hp at 5,800 rpm, and also a maximum torque of 142 Nm in the range of 3,800 to 4,400 rpm. But if in Wuling Confero rely on 5 speed transmission, in this car rely on 6 speed transmission.
Certainly more interesting to wait for the continuation of information from Wuling Cortez in Indonesia, both 1.5 and 1.8, because they serve the features and prices that are under the competitors of Japan. What do you think are friends? Let’s say what you think.