BYD To Tease New Electric SUV

The U8 off-roader and U9 supercar from the company’s new YangWang brand, which utilizes quad electric motors, will also be shown at BYD’s booth at the Shanghai Auto Show in addition to the electric SUV.

Sadrettin Akpınar

April 15, 2023 2:04 AM
Last Update: April 15, 2023 2:04 AM

An ominous image presented on the social media accounts of Chinese carmaker BYD hinted that it would debut a new electric SUV at the forthcoming Shanghai Auto Show. The Dynasty series SUV, which is still nameless, will have an all-electric drivetrain. It is expected that the vehicle would compete in the expanding market for electric SUVs and might present a significant challenge to other well-established competitors in the sector.

The EV’s elegant coupe-SUV rear end is highlighted in the single photo. The full-width LED taillights, broad shoulders, and strongly slanted rear glass all hint that the Chinese carmaker at least partially took inspiration from the Porsche Cayenne Coupe. Though it is true that this is not the first Chinese model to mimic the Cayenne, as far as it can be said, it could be the most accurate rendition yet.

In spite of this, the new BYD electric SUV has certain standout characteristics that differentiate it from the Porsche Cayenne Coupe. Two vertical bars acting as the third brake light, a double rear spoiler protruding from the top, and mirror-replacing cameras are a few examples. The new SUV will be part of the BYD Dynasty series, which is named after, you guessed it, Chinese dynasties.

Sadly, BYD has not provided any information on the new model, which is referred to be a totally electric “B-Class SUV.” However, it is expected to use BYD’s e-platform 3.0, which is used by a number of Chinese automakers’ zero-emission cars.

On April 18, the new EV will be formally presented, and the Chinese market will likely get it later in 2023. The quad electric motor-equipped U8 off-roader and U9 supercar from the new YangWang brand will also be displayed at BYD’s booth at the Shanghai Auto Show.

The new BYD electric SUV is slated to make its public debut on April 18 before going on sale in China later that year.


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