Yep! We have new spy shots of the interior of the Baojun Yep, the hottest electric car in China at the moment. The new photos show the dashboard and the rear bench.
The Baojun Yep is a super cool Chinese electric car with off-road styling. The Yep features a boxy body with big black bumpers and wide wheel arches, a black A-pillar, roof rails, and sporty alloy wheels with colored brake calipers at the front.
The Baojun Yep has a single electric motor at the rear. This permanent magnet synchronous drive motor has a maximum power of 68 horsepower (50 kW) and a peak torque of 140 Nm. The motor code is TZ155X050, the manufacturer is the Shuanglin Group. The top speed is 100 kilometers per hour. A twin-motor four-wheel drive version is reportedly on the way as well. Electricity is stored in a lithium iron phosphate battery (LFP) battery for a 303-kilometer CLTC range.
The Yep is a super compact car. Size: 3381/1685/1721, with a 2110-millimeter wheelbase and curb weight, is 1006 kilos.
The English name is Yep. The Chinese name is 悦也 (YueYe). Baojun is a brand under the SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) joint venture. It is positioned slightly higher than the Wuling brand, best known for the Mini EV. Like so many recently launched off-road style vehicles, the Yep is aimed at young folk living in big cities who like to go out camping on the weekend. The Yep will surely appeal to that crowd.
The Baojun Yep is a three-door four-seat car. The bench seems wide enough for two adults. The rear seats can fold down to create more cargo space. There isn’t much interior trim in the back, just a lot of black plastic. The rear windows don’t open.
The dashboard with a single screen. One side for the instrument panel and the other for the infotainment. The screen seems slightly curved towards the driver. Below the screen are two air vents and below that a storage bin. There are no buttons on the dashboard so the screen will control most functionalities. The drive selector, switches for the windows, and the electronic parking brake are located between the seats. The steering wheel is round. Unlike many other Chinese car makers, Baojun doesn’t go for the trendy oval- and near-square-shaped steering wheels.
A test car without camouflage at the front. Showing the cool five-LED headlights and the black ‘grille’ with the Baojun logo in the middle.
Red brake calipers.
There is lots of discussion in China about the somewhat odd-looking square-shaped pod at the back, with the Baojun logo on it. Some think it is just a placeholder for an optional spare-wheel cover, while others think the pod covers an outside screen where drivers can put messages and icons on. We will keep an eye on this intriguing pod situation.
The highly anticipated Baojun Yep will have its public debut at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show next month. Launch on the Chinese car market is scheduled for May.