Recently, BYD released a preview of the new Yuan PLUS on the official platform.It is reported that this model will be the first pure electric SUV model of BYD’s e-platform 3.0. Compared with the brand-new Yuan EV and Yuan Pro currently on sale, the new car has great changes in appearance design and size, so the price may also be slightly more expensive, in the range of 130,000 to 160,000.
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For the front face shape, this model uses BYD’s family-style Dragon Face 3.0 design language. The center is a highly recognizable metal strip with a seal-shaped “Yuan” engraved on it, and it is matched with a long and narrow headlight. Yuan EV’s “abdominal muscles” are more concise, and it does not have the charging port design of Yuan Pro, so it feels a bit more refined and stylish than these two models. From the previous Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s public announcements, we can see that the new car has an external expansion design under the front face, which also looks sharp.
In the body design, Yuan PLUS has a three-dimensional through-type waistline, which makes the side more layered, and at the same time, the visual effect is more slender. In addition, the uplifting design of the front and rear wheel arches increases the sense of strength. The suspended roof, the metal plaques of the hidden B-pillar and D-pillar all enhance the stylish atmosphere of the new car. In terms of size, it is reported that the length, width and height of the Yuan PLUS are 4455/1875/1615mm, and the wheelbase is 2720mm. The parameters are longer and wider than those of the Yuan EV and Yuan Pro, and the wheelbase is also larger.
In the rear part of the car, the new car is equipped with the same through-type light strips and taillights of the current BYD Song PLUS EV, Qin PLUS EV and the new Tang EV. In addition, in the use of lines, Yuan PLUS is also the same as these predecessors, only there is a ridge above the light strip, the overall is still a relatively simple curved surface, but at the bottom of the car, there will be an outward opening and design that echoes the front face. More hardcore bumper. In addition, in the preview and declaration pictures, the new car does not “carry” the “small schoolbag” of BYD Yuan series, which may also mean that Yuan PLUS has to get rid of the youthful positioning and style of Yuan series in the past, and gradually favor mature households.
In terms of configuration, the new car will have a panoramic sunroof, front camera, exterior mirror camera, front/side radar can be optional, and there are five D-pillar trims and a variety of rims and bumper trims for consumers to choose .
In terms of power, it is reported that the new car will be equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power of 150kW, matched with a lithium iron phosphate blade battery, and a maximum speed of 160km/h.
Previously, the Yuan series had always existed as entry-level SUVs in BYD’s product matrix, and the target audience was mostly relatively young consumer groups. The newly added Yuan PLUS is more “mature” in terms of design and size. On the one hand, it will help Yuan series expand its audience and stimulate sales; on the other hand, it will definitely face competition from BYD Song and Qin brothers. The pressure is still relatively large.