DJI- Powered 2023 Baojun KiWi EV Unveiled
Chinese automobile marque Baojun, a joint venture under SAIC-GM-Wuling, has announced that the updated Baojun KiWi EV will be launched soon. This marks as the first strategic cooperation model between SAIC-GM-Wuling and Shenzhen-based drone developer DJI. The new & updated KiWi mini EV will be equipped with DJI’s intelligent driving system.
First appeared as a concept at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, the Baojun KiWi EV was launched in August 2021 with a price range of 77,800-86,800 RMB (PKR 24.11 lac to 27.04 lac). In May, 2,045 units were sold, according to the China Passenger Car Association. Its competitors in the mini EV market include Changan Benben E-Star, Chery Ant, and Leapmotor T03.
The 2023 model will remain same in terms of design but will boast upgrades in terms of configuration, the highlight being DJI vehicle-mounted intelligent driving system. According to Chinese media, the price range of the new Baojun KiWi EV is expected to start around 100,000 RMB (PKR 31.24 lac).
In terms of appearance, the KiWi EV adopts the design philosophy of interstellar geometry, which focuses on the sense of sci-tech and the future. The unique design under the front headlights strengthens a feeling of suspension of the car body, stressing the sci-fi atmosphere. Powered by the DJI vehicle-mounted intelligent driving system, the new KiWi EV will come packed with DJI’s Autonomous Driving Domain Controller and level 2+ driving assistance capabilities, including adaptive cruise control, lane change, lane-keeping, obstacle avoidance, and parking.