Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV on sale in Thailand for RM 49k! But it's unofficial

Jerrica · May 2, 2021 04:00 PM

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Our neighbours in Thailand can now purchase the adorable Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV… but from an unofficial channel. The Mini EV on sale in Thailand are still left-hand drive units and they don’t come with any aftersales warranty except for a buy-back guarantee. The little EV costs 369,000 Bahts (RM 49k).

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Since its debut in July last year, the Mini EV has quickly won over hearts and quickly became China’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV).

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The EV has dimensions measuring 2,917 x 1,493 x 1,621 mm in length, width, and height while the wheelbase 1,940 mm. That's half the size of a Perodua Axia

Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV vs Perodua Axia
  Hong Guang Mini EV Perodua Axia
Length (mm) 2,917 3,645
Width (mm) 1,493 1,620
Height (mm) 1,621 1,510
Wheelbase (mm) 1,940 2,455

Also read: Check out Wuling’s new toy car-looking Hong Guang Mini EV

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Though it might look small, the Mini EV is built to fit 4 adults. If you want to fit luggage, the EV has a 741-litre capacity at the expense of the rear seats.

But like we have mentioned, the Mini EV is not officially sold in Thailand but are brought in by various private importers (Nomono Co. Ltd is one of them). Wuling has yet to establish an official presence in the country. The units sold are cars plucked from China and sold as-is to the fans in Thailand.

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The Wuling Mini EV sold in Thailand is the range-topping variant with a larger 13.82 kWh battery that has a 170 km range. It takes 9 hours to fully charge the battery with a 10A size charger.

The electric motor is capable of only 17 PS and a top speed of 105 km/h. Though the EV looks like it is a bare basics golf cart, it does come with ABS with EBD and reverse sensors.

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Buyers have a choice of 4 colours; white, blue, gold, and pink. Nope, the recently launched ‘Macaron’ edition colours are not available.

Would you put down money for a Wuling Mini EV if it is sold unofficially in Malaysia? Remember another cutesy EV that caused quite a stir in Malaysia last year?

Also read: Someone received delivery of their 'Mini' EV X2, but it’s left-hand drive

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Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV Macaron edition

 

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Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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