Since its official launch in July 2020, the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV has achieved enormous commercial success in China, where it quickly became a sales success. The zero-emission minicar has revolutionized the entry-level vehicle segment of the world’s largest car market and has just surpassed 400,000 units sold in the Asian country.
SAIC-GM-Wuling, the second General Motors joint venture in China responsible for the Wuling and Baojun brands, just announced that cumulative sales of the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV have surpassed the 400,000-unit mark at the end of September. That figure equates to an approximate monthly average of 29,000 deliveries in each of the 14 months that the MINI EV has been on sale in the Chinese market.
This volume makes the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV the best-selling all-electric vehicle in China by a wide margin, and the fastest growing model among all car categories in the country, which in turn has made it the world’s best-selling EV so far this year. As such, the MINI EV is a notable success for Wuling, establishing it as GM’s most popular brand in China and one of the best-selling in the country.
In September alone, the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV registered a sales volume of 35,169 units, allowing it to lead the entire New Energy Vehicle (NEV) category in the Chinese market for the thirteenth consecutive month. Although it’s not the highest figure the vehicle has ever reached, last month’s performance is notably higher than its monthly average and demonstrates its steady growth in popularity.
The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV has notably been China’s most sought-after zero-emission vehicle in thirteen of the full fourteen months that have elapsed since its sales start on July 24th, 2020. The popularity of the MINI EV increased further with the launch of the new Macaron version in April this year, and its range will expand in the coming months, when it will add an exclusive upscale variant wearing the Global Silver logo.
In addition to announcing the sales milestone for the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, SGMW confirmed that it has received more than 12,000 orders for the all-new Baojun KiWi EV 40 days after the car hit the market on August 31st. For its part, the all-new Wuling Asta launched as the first crossover in the brand’s global strategy sold more than 10,000 units in its first 26 days on sale.