SAIC-GM-Wuling, General Motors’ second joint venture in China, just revealed the all-new Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Cabrio show car at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. It previews the Chinese brand’s first convertible, based on the immensely successful Hong Guang MINI EV, which has become the best-selling electric vehicle in the world.
The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Cabrio show car is a preview of a new model that will go into production in the first half of 2022, which will remain true to the car that has just been presented at the show, according to SGMW. The joint venture hopes the MINI EV convertible will further strengthen the nameplate’s market appeal and become the first convertible in the lives of many young customers.
From a design standpoint, the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Cabrio builds on everything that made the regular MINI EV special among the Chinese audience, while adding a folding soft top to deliver an even more customized experience. The show car notably goes one step beyond the standard model by adopting the new global silver logo and joining Wuling’s brand makeover.
Penned as a cutting-edge fashion item, the Hong Guang MINI EV Cabrio show car combines the brand’s traditional design language with detailed, yet minimalistic styling touches for a chic look. The vehicle sports a two-tone body, with Island Blue as a base color and Pearl White accenting, which contrasts with its Sunset Red power-folding soft top.
SGMW says the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Cabrio show car boasts an immersive interior design, with a gray and white color scheme. Decorative color accents on the steering wheel enhance the simple, yet luxurious atmosphere, while the display screen positioned behind the wheel has doubled in size to 10 inches. At this time, it’s unclear if these features will make it to the upcoming production convertible.
The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV Cabrio show car is being shown to the public until April 28th at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. This new convertible variant adds to the great success of the Hong Guang MINI EV, of which more than 270,000 units have been sold in the first 270 days on the Chinese market, becoming the best-selling EV in the world during the first quarter of 2021.