Soon after announcing the launch of the 2023 Baojun KiWi EV in conjunction with DJI, SAIC-GM-Wuling started regular production of the minicar released in collaboration with the world leader in drone and camera technology.
General Motors’ second joint venture in China announced the start of mass production of the 2023 Baojun KiWi EV equipped with the new DJI Intelligent Driving System at the company’s main plant, based in the city of Liuzhou. As such, the KiWi EV becomes SGMW’s first vehicle and one of the first in the entire automotive industry to incorporate DJI’s autonomous driving software.
As we previously reported, this DJI-created assisted driving system is the main novelty of the 2023 Baojun KiWi EV that works through a new set of cameras and external sensors developed by the technology company. The DJI Intelligent Driving System focuses on urban driving and smart parking, with intuitive scene-based operation that makes it easy to maneuver the vehicle in semi-autonomous mode.
In addition to DJI’s new semi-autonomous system, the 2023 Baojun KiWi EV introduces an updated interior design with an all-new center stack that adopts a horizontal panel housing two 10.25-inch screens, one for the driver instrument cluster and one for the infotainment system. This new interior configuration replaces the minimalist single-screen dashboard of the current KiWi EV.
Interior changes to the 2023 Baojun KiWi EV include a new color scheme for the cabin, combining beige and brown hues with black and silver accents. The seats have also been redesigned and are covered in suede-like upholstery, using a diamond-shaped quilting process that adds a touch of elegance.
The 2023 Baojun KiWi EV co-developed with DJI will begin arriving at dealerships in the coming days and will go on sale in China during the month of August. The car maintains the same existing powertrain configuration made up of a small 40 kW or 54-horsepower electric motor along with a fast-charging compatible battery pack, giving it a driving range of 305 kilometers or 190 miles.