Wuling Hongguang Mini EV once made a lot of noise not only in its home market in China, but also around the world. And it is not surprising, because it has become the most affordable electric car in the world – close to a full-fledged car. This year, an improved Hongguang Mini EV was released, and several interesting competing counterparts also appeared. Among them is the Changan Lumin.
According to a source, the company calls the car a “National Touring Boutique Car”. It is difficult to call it a tourist car, since the range in the top version reaches 300 km, but the “boutique” is a reference to design. The car really looks nice, reminding something of classical Mini. And also the colors – there are a lot of them. The car will be offered in white, dark green, blue, gray, light green, gold and dark red colors. The peculiarity of the design is hidden handles. It is said to be the first of its class.
The dimensions of the electric car are 3270 x 1700 x 1545 mm, with a wheelbase of 1980 mm. It is designed for four people and equipped with ergonomic seats. The car is equipped with two airbags (frontal), high-strength steel is used in the construction.
The center console features a 10.25-inch touchscreen. The car’s infotainment system supports voice control and smartphone integration.
There are three traction batteries for the Changan Lumin – 12.92 kWh, 17.65 kWh and 27.99 kWh. The maximum range is 155, 210 and 301 km, respectively. However, the last variant will go on sale later than the others. There are two electric motor options for the car – 41 and 48 hp. To increase the range between refuellings, there is a recuperation system that uses energy during braking to charge the battery.
Pre-sales of the Changan Lumin will start in May and retail sales in the second half of the year. Pricing is not yet available, but it will be formed clearly with an eye to the benchmark. That is the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.