The KiWi EV, a micro car from SAIC-GM-Wuling's Baojun brand, officially went on sale Tuesday with prices starting at RMB 69,800 ($10,800).

The company said orders for the KiWi EV have surpassed 6,000 units in the 20 days since pre-orders for the car began on August 11.

Based on the Baojun E300, the KiWi EV is available in six colorways, with a length, width and height of 2,894/1,655/1,595 mm and a wheelbase of 2,020 mm.

The two versions of the car are priced at RMB 69,800 and RMB 78,800 respectively, with the former goes up to RMB 71,800 with the addition of DC fast charging and the latter priced at RMB 86,800 with the addition of features including auto parking.

The prices are approximately twice the price of the best-selling Hongguang Mini EV produced by SAIC-GM-Wuling in China, which is priced at RMB 28,800 - RMB 43,600.

The KiWi EV is powered by an electric motor with a total power of 40 kW and a maximum torque of 150 N-m.

It is powered by a 31.9 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery with an NEDC range of 305 km and takes 1 hour to charge from 30 percent to 80 percent using DC fast charging.

The KiWi EV is equipped with the rare onboard 220V power pick-up function and supports electronic stability control (ESC), hill-hold control (HHC) and automatic parking.

Earlier this month, William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of , visited SAIC-GM-Wuling and test drove the KiWi EV.

Li praised the KiWi EV as a smart car that is globally original, technological and futuristic, according to an article released by Wuling.

"For NIO owners, the second car in the family should be something like the KiWi EV, which is stylish, young and fun," Li stated.

KiWi EV goes on pre- sale, priced twice as much as Mini EV

(Photo source: SAIC-GM-Wuling)