The smallest model of the BYD brand will move to the second generation in September. If the current hatchback after restyling is called BYD Yuan Pro, then the new crossover is called BYD Yuan Plus. Information about him, like the images, appeared thanks to certification in the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the PRC. Since the model has become much larger, apparently, the youngest will now be the “dolphin” BYD EA1 Haitun. Note that the BYD Tang flagship crossover is already on sale in Europe (Norway) for 599,900 kroons ($ 68,600).
It looks like the “second” Yuan uses the new BYD e 3.0 architecture, because the dimensions have grown significantly: length – 4455 mm (+80), width – 1875 (+90), height – 1615 (-65), wheelbase – 2720 (+185 mm).
The plus body is completely new. The curb weight reached 1690 kg (+85). Instead of tires of standard size 205/60 R16, tires 215/60 R17, 215/55 R18, 235/50 R18 were used. The design is inspired by Dragon Face 3.0, similar to the BYD D1, Han EV and Qin Plus.
The new electric motor with the TZ200XSQ index develops a maximum power of 150 kW (204 hp) versus 100 kW (136 hp; 210 Nm) for the current hatchback. The Blade battery is preserved, but the range is unknown (currently 301-401 km in the NEDC cycle). Prices will surely rise, but for now, the Yuan Pro, taking into account subsidies, is available for 79,800-131,400 yuan ($ 12,350- $ 20,300). In the first half of the year, 5388 units were sold – the worst result in the entire history of the Yuan EV, which began in 2016. Two years ago, more than 10,000 pieces were sold per month.