SAIC-GM-Wuling, a joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors, and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co., unveiled the Wuling MINI EV Cabrio in August of 2022, debuting an all-electric two-seater drop-top with a relatively affordable price tag. More than 100,000 interested buyers signed up for purchase in the first 72 hours following the debut, with the vehicle launching in China later in September. Now, this Chinese-exclusive EV is the subject of a new video review.
Once again coming to us from the Wheelsboy YouTube channel, the video is a bit under 10 minutes long, and includes some background info, specs, a look at the styling, and driving impressions.
Highlights outside include a 2,010 mm (79.1-inch) wheelbase and a set of 12-inch wheels wrapped in 145/70R12 tires.
“It also still has a single, absolutely massive door that weighs more than the last one that I used,” the reviewer states. “I’m hoping that’s because they put more structural reinforcement in here to both protect me in the event of a crash and keep this thing from having the structural rigidity of a wet noodle.”
Inside, there’s a pair of roll hoops behind the seats, as well as a small cargo space behind a zippered pocket, which, although spacious, is a bit tricky to access. Further interior highlights include a simple knob to select the driving mode (either “D” or “R”), a manual hand brake, manual locks, manual air conditioning, Bluetooth, three USB ports, and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. Operating the folding rag top involves pressing a button and twisting a handle.
As for the power spec, the Wuling MINI EV Cabrio reviewed in this video is powered by a 26.5 kWh battery, which provides an estimated range-per-charge of 280 km (174 miles). It also takes 8-and-a-half hours to get a full charge. Propulsion is handled by a single rear-mounted motor doling out 40 horsepower and 81 pound-feet of torque.
Check out the full video review here: