A few days after revealing the first official images of the new Wuling EV’s exterior shape, General Motors is showing off the interior design of the minicar. By doing this, the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture is re-emphasizing that the vehicle’s four-seat configuration can meet the basic daily transportation needs of consumers in China.
The images show that the cockpit of the upcoming Wuling EV – whose official name has yet to be released – is quite simple and functional, in tune with the core values of the brand’s new exterior design language. Inspired by the Japanese kei car concept, the vehicle’s interior configuration maximizes space utilization by reducing the number of non-essential elements.
The “floating” dashboard stands out, which has a 3D-like appearance due to the use of various degrees of depth and flat surfaces. The center console only includes the transmission selector, the parking brake lever, and two power window switches. This allows the floor to be flat and uncluttered, generating more legroom for front-seat occupants.
The rear section of the Wuling EV’s cabin also offers a flat floor, and the bench seat is reasonably roomy for two passengers. The backrest can be folded down, expanding cargo space to 26.1 cubic feet (740 liters). The brand claims that the minicar can easily accommodate two 26-inch suitcases or a baby stroller.
In addition, there are many well-designed storage spaces around the cabin – 12 in total. The vehicle has two door-mounted bottle holders and a cupholder cleverly located on the dash, a Smartphone tray hidden just below the air conditioning controls, and more. The car also boasts a dark gray color scheme with small contrasting blue accents on the seats, the door panels and the dashboard.
The all-new Wuling EV measures 114.8 inches in length, 58.7 inches in width and 63.8 inches in height. The fully electric minicar will officially go on sale later this year, and the rest of its details will be released as its launch approaches.