The Nano Box manages to be the most original of the badge-engineered City K-ZE. It has a different front end than any of its brothers' thanks to plastic-molded components that are much cheaper to modify than steel parts. The rear end is pretty much the same for all of them for this reason.
If you are not familiar with any of these guys, the Dongfeng Nano Box is 3.73 meters (146.9 inches) long, 1.58 m (62.2 in) wide, 1.52 m (59.8 in) tall, and has a wheelbase of 2.42 m (95.4 in). Apart from the length and height, those are the same measures of the City K-ZE.
All these tiny electric cars use a 33 kW (44 hp) and a 26.8-kWh air-cooled battery pack. The only exception is the Dacia Spring, with the 27.4 kWh it can count on. Dongfeng promises the Nano Box can run 331 km (206 mi) in the Chinese test cycle.
The new version of the City K-ZE had a pre-sale price of RMB66,000 ($9,849 at the current exchange rate), and sales opened on June 17 in China. For that kind of money and able to accommodate four people, we’re sure customers worldwide may ask why there are not more badge-engineered variants that could be sold in their countries – at the same price, mind you. In Europe, the Dacia Spring starts at more than €18,000 ($18,768).