On March 31, we learned from SAIC that its new pure electric mini EV, the CLEVER (Chinese name “科莱威”), was officially launched, it launched a total of one model with a price of 59,900 yuan (~US$8,441) after subsidy in the Chinese market. It is understood that the SAIC CLEVER will be sold jointly under the SAIC Roewe and SAIC MG channels. The car has a battery pack capacity of 27kWh and an NEDC range of 260km.
The new car uses a closed front grille shape, with double circular headlights on both sides, making the car look very cute. At the same time, a double C-shaped design is used below, which cooperates with the central flat trapezoidal air intake to add a bit of sportiness to the car.
At the rear, SAIC CLEVER also features a cute design style. The round taillights are matched with the double C-shaped shapes on both sides of the rear bumper, which echoes the front face. In terms of size, its length, width, and height are 3140/1648 / 1521mm (with shark fin antenna 1531mm), and its wheelbase is 2000mm.
In terms of interior, the new car uses black as the overall background color, but there is fluorescent green as decoration at the air outlet and seats. As an entry-level miniature electric car, it uses a dual-spoke steering wheel and pointer instrument panel, and the central control area also has a simple-shaped multimedia system. In terms of configuration, the new car will provide color-matching leather sports seats, 4-way manual seats for the driver’s seat, 4-way manual seats for the driver’s seat, one-touch anti-pinch power windows for the driver and co-driver, Push Start function, and smart key, smart windows with anti-tinnitus lift for opening and closing doors, central control lock in the car, electric adjustment of the exterior rearview mirror, manual-folding of the exterior rearview mirror, front reading light, front 12V power supply, on-board charging gun, whole car insulation Glass, etc.
In terms of safety configuration, the new car will be equipped with ABS + EBD, front dual airbags, front force-limiting seat belts, the main driver’s seat belt is not reminded, TPMS direct tire pressure monitoring, front reversing radar, rear reversing radar, automatic flameout power failure, illegal access to the alarm system, etc.
In terms of power, the CLEVER will be equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous drive motor with a maximum power of 50 hp (37 kW) and a peak torque of 100 N · m. In terms of transmission, the gearbox is an EDS electric drive system. In terms of suspension, the new car features front McPherson independent suspension and a trailing arm type non-independent suspension. As for the battery, it uses a ternary lithium-ion battery produced by Ningde E-CON Power System Co., Ltd. The battery pack has a capacity of 27kWh, the battery pack has an energy density of 160Wh / kg, and an NEDC range of 260km. The car charger has a power of 6.6kW and can be fully charged after 5 hours of slow charging.