The Wuling Bingo is one of the hottest new cars in China this year, and it is only February. The Bingo is a rear-wheel drive compact electric hatchback. A black example was seen at a Wuling shop, flanked by a Wuling Mini EV on the left and a Wuling Air EV on the right.
The Wuling Bingo is a whole lot bigger than those mini cars: 3950/1708/1580, with a wheelbase of 2560 millimeter and a curb weight of 1460 kilo. It has five doors and four seats. It is the largest full-electric passenger mini car under the Wuling brand so far. Wuling is a brand name under SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW), a joint venture between SAIC, General Motors, and Wuling Motors.
The interior with retro-style leather seats, a rather large round two-spoke steering wheel, and a slightly curved one-piece screen for the instrument panel and infotainment. The contrasting colors make for a classy cabin. The drive selector is located between the seats, and it has a single cup holder.
The Bingo is rated as a four-seat car but there seems to be just enough space in the middle for a small kid, although there doesn’t seem to be a safety belt there.
The bench can fold flat in two equally sized parts. Wuling will offer the Bingo in two versions:
- Single motor, rear-wheel drive. 41 hp and 110 Nm. Top speed is 100 km/h. 17.3 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery for a 170 kilometer CLTC range. Price will start around 70,000 RMB (10,300 USD).
- Single motor, rear-wheel drive. 68 hp and 150 Nm. Top speed is 100 km/h again. 31.9 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery for a 312 kilometer CLTC range. Price will start around 100.000 RMB (14,700 USD).
Characters: 五菱缤果, Wǔlíng Bīnguǒ, Wuling Bingo.
Another example was seen at night, looking nice in green and black with a beige-black interior.
No wireless charging pad, but it does have USB ports.
The Wuling Bingo will officially launch on the Chinese car market later this month. We will be back with full pricing and specs when that happens.