GM’s all-new Wuling Air EV officially launched in China last December, offering an inexpensive, nicer-to-drive, all-electric transportation solution, per Wuling’s global strategy. Now, we’re taking a walk around the new Wuling Air EV thanks to the following feature video.
Outside, we find Wuling ’s latest global design language, featuring a prominent lighting signature that runs horizontally across the upper part of the fascia and stretches between the two sideview mirrors. The headlamps include halogen lighting elements lower in the trim level range, and LED lights higher in the range. In the corners, we see a set of 12-inch wheels, with nearly every trim level incorporating both front and rear disc brakes.
Dimensionally speaking, the Wuling Air EV is slightly longer than the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV base and mid-spec models, but slightly shorter overall than the Wuling Mini EV GameBoy edition. The wheelbase is 2.01 meters (79.13 inches).
Inside, the cabin is a bit nicer than that of the Wuling Mini EV, with higher trims incorporating a wide, horizontally oriented digital screen combo that serves as both the infotainment center and the digital gauge cluster. The Wuling Air EV Rides on the global small electric vehicle architecture, the same platform as the Wuling Nano EV and the Mini EV. The Wuling Air EV is also sold in both a two-seater and four-seater configuration.
In terms of positioning, the Wuling Air EV slots in above the Mini EV in Wuling’s model lineup, with prices starting at roughly US$10,000 for the two-seater model, and US$11,000 for the four-seater. For the sake of comparison, the Mini EV starts at US$4,500. Notably, the Wuling Air EV will actually be sold in markets beyond China, with Indonesia being the first on the list. Word has it that other Southeast Asian markets will follow some time in the future.
Check out the full feature video below:
For those who may not know, GM and Wuling, alongside SAIC Motors, formed a joint venture in 2002, creating SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., or SGMW for short. The joint venture produces commercial and consumer vehicles in China under the Wuling and Baojun brands.