Wuling Air ev Awarded as FORWOT Car of the Year 2023 Category Battery Electric Vehicle
In addition, New Almaz RS Pro Hybrid is the favorite in Hybrid category and Alvez is the favorite for ICE category
Jakarta, 23 December 2023 – Wuling Motors (Wuling) made another achievement through its electric vehicle line, Air ev, which received the FORWOT Car of The Year 2023 title for the battery electric vehicle (BEV) category at the 20th Anniversary of the Automotive Journalists Forum (FORWOT) held on Friday night (22/12) yesterday. At the event held in the Kemang area, South Jakarta, two other Wuling product lines also received appreciation for different categories. Starting from Wuling New Almaz RS Pro Hybrid as a favorite in the hybrid class and Wuling Alvez is also a favorite in the internal combustion engine (ICE) category.
“Thank you for the appreciation given by FORWOT to Air ev. Wuling's first electric vehicle in Indonesia became FORWOT Car of the Year 2023 for the BEV category. In addition, we are also grateful for the favorite title given to two of our products in the hybrid segment, New Almaz RS Pro Hybrid and Alvez in the ICE category. The presence of 3 Wuling product lines in 3 different categories at FORWOT Car of The Year 2023 represents the spirit of Wuling's continuous innovation to provide modern mobility solutions according to the needs of the people through ICE, hybrid, and BEV products.,” said Brian Gomgom, Public Relations Manager Wuling Motors.
The FORWOT Car of the Year 2023 vehicle assessment process is carried out in stages starting from testing and selecting product lines that launched from January 2022 to October 2023 by the judges team that has been formed by FORWOT. Then, from hundreds of cars that have been rigorously tested, the jury nominates the five best cars for each category. This year, there are three Car of the Year categories, namely Internal Combustion Engine, Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle. After that, the jury announced the Car of the Year title from each category with the highest total points.
Wuling Air ev managed to record 129 points or the highest in the BEV category, thus earning the title of FORWOT Car of The Year 2023 for the electric car class. Since its debut, Wuling's first electric car in the country was warmly welcomed by the Indonesian people and became the best-selling electric car in Indonesia in a short time. The Wuling electric car, which is produced in Cikarang, carries a modern and compact design that is easy to use.
In addition, Wuling Air ev also carries the concept of easy home charging that makes it easy for users to charge easily only at home. Then, Air ev is also easy to own with low periodic maintenance costs. The periodic maintenance fee charged for Air ev up to 100,000 kilometers or 5 years is only around IDR 2.7 million (whichever comes first).
Wuling Alvez scored 100 points, making it one of the favorites in the ICE segment in FORWOT's Car of the Year 2023 event. This Wuling Compact SUV combines stylish exterior design, modern interior, and driving technology innovation in one SUV product. Carrying the tagline 'Style and Innovation in One SUV', Alvez also applies smart innovations that support modern driving experiences such as WIND, Wuling Remote Control App, and advanced active safety features Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS).
As one of the most favorite vehicles in the hybrid category, New Almaz RS Pro Hybrid, which recorded 103 points, carries a combination of conventional and electric engines that are able to produce high performance with better fuel efficiency and lower emission levels. In addition to applying a hybrid multi-mode system, New Almaz RS Pro Hybrid is also equipped with a series of leading innovations that have become Wuling's identity and complete safety devices.