The first-ever Wuling Mini EV Cabrio was officially revealed last week in China and is drawing huge interest from buyers, surpassing 100,000 signups for purchase in the first 72 hours.
On September 1st, the SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) joint venture officially opened an unusual pre-sale period for the all-new Wuling Mini EV Cabrio, consisting of a lottery where the first 200 units for sale will be drawn, with the results scheduled to be announced on September 21st. From 9:00 am on the first day of the month until the morning of September 4th, more than 100,000 people signed up for the lottery.
The massive participation interested in the pre-sale period reveals the high impact that the new Wuling Mini EV Cabrio is having among the public in China, where it arrives as the new range-topping version of the nameplate that has accumulated 23 consecutive months as the best-selling zero-emission vehicle in the Asian country. In fact, the Mini EV’s broad leadership in the Chinese market also makes it the world’s best-selling EV.
According to SGMW, the all-new Wuling Mini EV Cabrio was designed specifically for loyal customers who have been customizing their vehicles and requesting a convertible version of the model, which has become the benchmark in the affordable electric vehicle category for its combination of eye-catching design and value. As such, the Mini EV Cabrio will be a limited-production vehicle that will complement the nameplate’s offering.
Aesthetically, the Wuling Mini EV Cabrio stands out for its tiny two-tone bodywork in a two-seater convertible configuration that includes a canvas roof available in black or dark red. Although it adopts the Mini EV GameBoy’s styling, the Cabrio version stands out with distinctive elements of its own, such as reinforced A-pillars in contrasting color, specific bumpers with silver trim and rounded fog lights, as well as larger wheels.
The first-ever Wuling Mini EV Cabrio will be offered for sale in China starting at the end of this month, and exclusively through monthly lottery-style programs, where 100 to 200 buyers will be selected from thousands of entrants. The automaker said it is willing to ramp up production if demand is too high, but not go as far as making it a mass-market version like other variants of the model.