Beijing company BAW, which is part of the BAIC concern, presented its EV microcar in 2022. Moreover, we will see not one, but two electric vehicles at once: along with the three-door BAW Yuanbao 3-door, an elongated five-door BAW Jiabao (also known as BAW S5) will appear.
The five-door BAW Jiabao uses the same units as the short BAW Yuanbao, but it’s not just an extended version with two extra doors. The hatchback is endowed with a different design with original body elements, and even the trunk is deeper than the 3-door BAW Yuanbao. The interior of the long Yuanbao model is designed for 4 people.
The BAW Jiabao boasts a square and condensed structural form, featuring a traditional enclosed grille design common among electric vehicles on its front facade. Its dimensions, at 3532/1498/1605mm and a 2275mm wheelbase, classify it as a mini EV. The vehicle flaunts a suspended roof outline when viewed from the side, along with 13-inch wheels.
The BAW Jiabao features a single rear-mounted motor capable of producing 25 kW and 100 Nm of torque. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of either 10.88 kWh or 15.12 kWh, providing a CLTC range of 122 km or 172 km, respectively. Unfortunately, fast charging is not an option and it takes 7 hours to fully charge the battery using the slow charge method.
The interior boasts a sleek and vibrant design with a fusion of blue and black tones. The deluxe model features a dual setup display with a 10.25-inch instrument panel and a 10.25-inch control center screen. On the other hand, the standard model includes a 7-inch instrument panel and a 7-inch control center screen in its dual-screen configuration. Other highlights of the vehicle include a plastic double-spoke steering wheel, a tire pressure monitoring display, a remote control key, comfortable cloth seats, seamless voice control and a 2-speaker audio system.
BAW Yuanbao 5-door (or BAW S5) prototype
This is what the 2022 prototype looks like. It has slightly different front and rear bumpers, as well as several other stylistic differences.
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