On November 1, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) released the official interior images of its third-generation Hongguang MINI EV Macaron, which is a collaboration product with SmileyWorld. The upgrades are mainly reflected in the interior configurations. The new car is expected to launch on November 15 in China.
Five exterior colors are offered: yellow, beige, avocado green, pink, and iris blue, which is representative of the Macaron series.
Overall, the new Hongguang MINI EV Macaron is round and cute, paired with oval lights and pedal-shaped rims.
The new car has a size of 3064/1493/1614 mm and a wheelbase of 2010 mm, adopting a four-seater layout. At this time, the powertrain configurations have not been revealed. For reference, the current Hongguang MINI EV Macaron is powered by a rear single motor that outputs 20 kW and 85 Nm. The top speed is 100 km/h and the CLTC cruising ranges are 120 km and 170 km.
Two interior color options are available, namely, Milk Toffee and Brownie Black. The 8-inch floating central control screen supports multiple connection methods including Bluetooth and USB. The double-spoke multi-function steering wheel has been upgraded with functions such as audio control and music shuffling. At the same time, the round rectangular air-conditioning outlets are paired with round control knobs below.
There are 15 storage spaces throughout the interior, including eight storage compartments, two cup holders, two hooks, two map pockets, and one net pocket. The seats use double-hardness foam cushions and are wrapped in soft fabrics.
Furthermore, the second-row seats can be folded down individually. The trunk volume can reach 734L after all the second-row seats are folded down, which can fit one 32-inch, one 28-inch, and two 24-inch suitcases at once.
Since its launch in July 2020, Hongguang MINI EV’s cumulative sales have reached more than one million units. Specifically, from January to September this year, the cumulative sales were nearly 170,000 units, accounting for almost 30% of the mini-car market in China.