General Motors-backed Baojun Cloud EV launched in China as Yun Duo; prices start from $13,250

General Motors-backed Baojun Cloud EV launched in China as Yun Duo; prices start from $13,250

The SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), American automobile giant General Motors’ joint venture (JV) with Chinese manufacturer SAIC, recently announced the launch of a new Baojun-branded EV, called the Yun Duo in the local market. Officially launched in the Chinese market, the Yun Duo is a cloud compact electric hatchback, which is known as Baojun Cloud in other markets of the world. In size, it is quite similar to the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. To be more specific, it measures 193.9 inches (4,295 mm in length), 72.8 inches (1,850 mm) in width and 65 inches (1,652 mm) in height, while its wheelbase stretches 106.3 inches (2,700 mm).

It is also worth noting here that the Yun Duo is Baojun's largest battery-powered vehicle after the KiWi mini car and Yep SUV. Furthermore, it is the JV’s first five-door all-electric vehicle. The new vehicle’s EV-dedicated platform and minivan-like shape make it quite spacious.

The new EV is capable of accommodating up to five passengers, while also offering up to 60.3 cubic feet of storage space (with the rear seats folded down). With five passengers on board, the EV offers a cargo volume 13.5 cubic feet. If the trunk floor is removed, the cargo volume increases to 21.4 cubic feet. In short, the Baojun Cloud aka Yun Duo is pretty spacious.

When it comes to powertrain, the standard variant of the EV has a front-mounted electric drive motor than churns out 100 kilowatts (134 hp) and 330 N.m. (243 pound-feet) of torque. The manufacturer is available in two battery options: 37.9 kWh and 50.6 kWh. The estimated range ratings on the CLTC cycle have been reported at 360 km (224 miles) and 460 km (286 miles) on a full charge, respectively. In shape, the Baojun Cloud resembles an MPV, thanks to its split headlights, rhombus-shaped taillights connected by a light bar, panoramic roof and 18-inch wheels.

The interior of the EV features hand-sewn sofa-like seats. In the rear, the three-seat sofa can be adjusted up to 135 degrees to offer a more comfortable passenger experience.

On the dashboard, there is a 15.6-inch smart console screen as well as an 8.8-inch instrument cluster, both of which run on the all-new Ling OS 2.0 OS with voice integration. Other notable interior features include wireless cellphone charging, a 360-degree panoramic camera system, and a 265-color ambient lighting.

SGMW is offering the Baojun Cloud aka Yun Duo in a total of four variants, which are available at prices ranging from 95,800 Yuan ($13,250) to 123,800 Yuan ($17,100). The JV has already received more than 10,000 pre-orders for the new EV.

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