The Mini EV Cabrio will be available in two range options of 200 and 300 kilometers, with a price range of RMB 40,000 ($5,940) to 60,000, according to local media.
One of the best-selling electric vehicles (EVs) in China, SAIC-GM-Wuling's Hongguang Mini EV had been offered in additional versions, including the Macaron and GameBoy, in addition to the regular version. Now, a new, cooler-looking version appears to be around the corner as well.
A convertible version of the Hongguang Mini EV, the Mini EV Cabrio, will officially be launched in China in August, local media outlet Cheshi reported today, without revealing the source of the information.
The Mini EV Cabrio is based on the Mini EV Macaron, but has larger dimensions, measuring 3,059 mm in length, 1,521 mm in width and 1,614 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,010 mm, according to the report.
For reference, the Mini EV Macaron measures 2,920 mm in length, 1,493 mm in width and 1,621 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,940 mm, according to Wuling's website.
The Mini EV Cabrio will be available in two range options, 200 and 300 kilometers, and will be priced between 40,000 yuan ($5,940) and 60,000 yuan, Cheshi said, citing Wuling dealers.
Wuling first showed the Mini EV Cabrio at the Shanghai auto show at the end of April last year, and here are some pictures taken by CnEVPost at the time.
(Image credit: CnEVPost)
The model features a power soft top that stows essentially level with the body, according to information previously released by Wuling.
A poster previously released by Wuling shows the car with additional trim strips around the body in a different color than the body and silver emblems on the front for a more stylish look.
Last October, the Mini EV Cabrio was spotted testing on the road, only the body was covered in camouflage.
The Mini EV Cabrio will be powered by a single motor with a maximum power of 30kW and a top speed of 100 km/h, according to Cheshi's report.
SAIC-GM-Wuling launched the Mini EV in July 2020 and its upgraded version, the Mini EV Macaron, in April 2021. In June this year, Wuling launched the Mini EV GameBoy version.
SAIC-GM-Wuling's overall June sales topped 120,000 units, up 29 percent from a year earlier, according to the company's figures released earlier this month.
Its new energy vehicle (NEV) sales reached 49,450 units in June, up 62 percent year-on-year, with 46,249 units of the Mini EV series sold, it said.
Earlier today, SAIC-GM-Wuling announced on Weibo its official entry into the hybrid market, saying the move is a commitment to creating a new mobility option that everyone can own.