The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV is the most popular electric car on the Chinese market, ahead of even Tesla, and the third most popular in the world. The bestseller is sold in several versions, including the recently appeared roadster, but the mass character of the model gives rise to many artisanal versions. One of them was a monstrous Mini EV with six wheels, which, in addition to the third axle, had upward-opening doors and an external safety frame attached.
A video in detail reviewing the brutal version of the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV appeared on the Wheelboy YouTube channel. Tuners from Beijing YiChe Garage took as a basis the chassis from the Great Wall Motors Cannon — a medium-sized pickup truck sold under different names in China and abroad.
The Cannon chassis and suspension have been modified to accommodate an additional axle and a new body. His choice turned out to be unexpected: there is an elongated version of the Mini EV on the chassis, which the tuners built earlier for another project.
The parts were crossed in just a couple of weeks, “putting on” a safety frame on top and attaching doors like “seagull wings” — and two pairs at once. The gaps in the interior trim formed during the elongation process were covered with metal sheets.
The former Mini EV-Cannon is driven by a gasoline two—liter Great Wall turbo engine with a capacity of 224 horsepower – the base in the pickup range. It is unknown what fate awaits the unusual project, but it is reported that it has been idle in the open air for about a year, which explains the paint chips, rust, scratches, and dirt.
Wuling Mini EV is not the first time additional wheels are attached. Last year, an electric car modified by the manufacturer itself was filmed on the road: in addition to the third pair of wheels (although much smaller than the hybrid with Cannon), a small cargo platform and additional optics in front got.
Source: Wheelsboy / YouTube