Of course, a direct comparison between pricing in different markets is difficult to do due to local taxes, shipping costs and other factors, but there’s no doubting the QQ Ice Cream is aggressively priced.
This is especially true when you consider the most expensive of the QQ Ice Cream’s three flavours (Pudding, Cone and Sundae) costs just 43,900 Yuan ($A9670), or about $6000 less than the aforementioned Picanto.
So, what do you get for the money? Well, the QQ Ice Cream has two NEDC-certified driving-range options, and both are modest. The ‘standard range’ will last only 120km in between charges, while the ‘long range’ can travel 50km further.
Unlike the five-door Picanto, the QQ Ice Cream is a three-door that heavily leans into its ‘cuteness’, with the latter's basic interior coming with four seats, which is one less than what the former offers.