BYD has revealed its new entry-level electrical SUV, and it’s set to hold a pointy price ticket.
The BYD Yuan Up is about to go on sale in China in March 2024, and can sit beneath the Yuan Plus, recognized right here as the Atto 3.
Automobile Information China experiences it’ll carry a base value of round ¥100,000 (A$21,600).
After having been revealed in a Chinese language Ministry of Business and Info Expertise (MIIT) submitting late final 12 months, the Yuan Up has now formally been revealed by BYD.
The corporate has solely launched exterior photos to date, although pictures shared by Automobile Information China of a Yuan Up from a dealership reveal a big, free-standing infotainment touchscreen however a recessed digital instrument cluster; outstanding, stitched seize handles on the base of the centre stack, flanking a wi-fi charging pad; and an uncommon, crystal-look shifter.
A member of BYD’s Dynasty Collection of autos, just like the Atto 3, the design of the SUV follows BYD’s up to date Dragon Face design language as seen on the bigger Track L.
It options slim LED headlights and vertical air intakes, in addition to a slim, closed-off grille with a chrome base that hyperlinks up with the daytime working lights.
The Yuan Up additionally options flush door handles, a panoramic sunroof, in addition to 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels with a five-spoke design.
On the rear it encompasses a full-width gentle bar with the same gentle signature to the BYD Dolphin.
The absolutely electrical crossover will reportedly be supplied with a alternative of two powertrain choices, with a single, front-mounted electrical motor producing both 70kW or 130kW of energy.
The smaller of the 2 electrical motors additionally options within the base BYD Dolphin in Australia, which makes use of a 44.9kWh battery and has 340km of WLTP vary.
The Yuan Up can have the selection of both a 32kWh or 45.1kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with both 301km or 401km of CLTC vary, respectively.
Primarily based on BYD’s e-Platform 3.zero structure, the Yuan Up measures 4310mm lengthy, 1830mm vast, and 1675mm tall with a 2620mm wheelbase.
That makes it extraordinarily comparable in dimension to the MG ZS EV, and makes it solely barely smaller than BYD’s present Yuan Professional.
The Yuan Professional is certainly one of BYD’s older fashions, debuting in 2015 because the BYD S1 earlier than being renamed the Yuan in 2016 and at last the Yuan Professional in 2021 to coincide with a facelift.
BYD hasn’t confirmed the Yuan Up for an Australian launch.
The model’s native division has confirmed a ute and a mid-sized SUV for 2024, each with plug-in hybrid energy – a primary for the model Down Below – and says it plans to introduce two or extra new fashions yearly.
Its plans don’t embody the equally inexpensive Seagull hatchback, although the corporate’s distributor EVDirect says it wish to supply the car right here as a extra inexpensive entry level to the vary, sitting beneath the Dolphin.
The bottom Dolphin Dynamic opens at $38,890 earlier than on-road prices, making it Australia’s least expensive electrical car.