SAIC-GM-Wuling, General Motors’ second joint venture in China, has just launched the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron, a new customized version of the Asian country’s best-selling fully electric vehicle. The Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron differs from the standard variant thanks to three exclusive paint colors and more standard features.
The biggest novelty of the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron is that it introduces a more striking and personalized appearance, with which SGMW hopes to continue winning over younger customers and especially the female audience in China. The trendy new variant of the diminutive EV stands out with its darkened LED headlights, two-tone alloy wheels and aforementioned body colors.
As a matter of fact, the Wuling brand partnered up with renowned paint maker Pantone Universe to develop the new hues for the Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron. The result is Avocado Green, Lemon Yellow and White Peach Pink, which will be used exclusively for this custom version of the minicar.
In addition to boasting a flashier appearance, the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron receives more safety equipment compared to the base trim level, including low-speed pedestrian warning, a reversing camera with rear park sonar, a driver-side airbag and other driving aids.
Mechanically, the Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron is equipped with a small electric motor that generates 20 kW (27 horsepower) and 85 Nm (62.7 pound-feet) of torque, up from the 13-kW (17.4-horsepower) output of the base trim. Despite the more muscular powertrain, the MINI EV’s battery pack is unchanged, providing a driving range of up to 170 km (105.6 miles) on a single charge.
The new Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron is now available throughout the brand’s dealer network in China. The new variant retains exactly the same body configuration and 2+2 seating layout that makes it ideal for the urban jungle. With this launch, SGMW hopes to maintain customer interest and strengthen the MINI EV’s leadership as China’s best-selling electric vehicle.
The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Macaron starts at 37,600 CNY, or approximately $5,750 USD at the current exchange rate.