The Chinese manufacturer Wuling, to whom we owe one of the best-selling electric cars in the world, presents its new urban car, called Bingo. And despite its diminutive size, the electric car is very practical thanks to a trunk optimized for transport. All at an equally low price.
If you don’t necessarily know wuling, there is still a good chance that you have already heard of it, especially if you are a loyal reader of Frandroid. And for good reason, he is the brand that markets the Hongguang Mini EV, that it was the best-selling electric car in the world during certain months of the year, in 2021, before the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y quickly regained the lead.
A very practical city car.
Well, now the company, which also sells its urban car in Europe through the Lithuanian importer Dartz, is now expanding its range with another model for the city. It is about the adorable Wuling Bingo, an electric city car that we had already told you about very briefly a few weeks before. At that time, the manufacturer had not yet presented the interior of his new arrival.
It is already done, as shown on the brand’s website. The opportunity to discover a modern and fairly complete cockpit, with a visually pleasing presentation. Wuling Bingo is equipped with a large digital panel that reminds us of both the BMW i4 and the Honda E. This is divided into two 10.25-inch screens each, while the central one houses the Ling OS infotainment system.
Showing a total length of 3.95 meters, the city car is slightly larger than its European rival, the Dacia Spring. The 8-foot wheelbase is reasonable enough, but it shouldn’t be ideal for comfortably carrying rear-seat passengers on long trips. However, this Wuling Bingo actually hides its game quite well, as the photos posted by the Chinese site show. is home.
In fact, the city car turns out to be very practical, as it is equipped with numerous accessories that allow it to accommodate numerous belongings in a trunk whose volume is displayed at 790 liters anyway, folding down the seats. In addition to the large removable trunks, the car is also equipped, as an option, with hooks integrated into the tailgate for hanging clothes, as well asa tray for storing dishes. Ideal for field trips, especially since the car can also be equipped with a custom designed inflatable mattress.
a reduced price
A rival to the Leapmotor T03 and the Dacia Spring, as well as the new Jiangnan U2 recently introduced in China, this Wuling Bingo is available in several versions. Therefore, it is possible to choose between 17.3 kWh and 31.9 kWh batteries, offering a range of between 203 and 333 kilometers according to the Chinese CLTC cycle. Which more or less corresponds to 172 and 283 kilometers WLTP. The Dacia Spring can travel up to 230 kilometers in its Extreme version.
Two power levels are also offered, viz. 30 kW (about 41 horsepower) and 50 kW (equivalent to 68 horsepower). This brings it closer to the Romanian electric city car, which develops between 44 and 65 horsepower depending on the version. you have to count 35 minutes to go from 10 to 80%while the charging power was not communicated.
Manufactured by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture created by SAIC and the American manufacturer General Motors, this new Wuling Bingo will be released at the end of March. The price has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be between 70,000 and 100,000 yuan. which is equivalent to 9,546 and 13,638 euros. An affordable price, which could go up considerably if the city car were to be launched in France. It would compete head-on with Primavera, which starts at 20,800 euros, excluding the ecological bonus of 5,000 euros.
If this newcomer is not yet expected to be sold here, this cannot be excluded, while many brands such as MG, Nio or even BYD and Xpeng are already trying their luck. What worries some specialists a lot…
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