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BYD SongMPV Will Hit The Chinese Car Market In Q3

Published on May 17, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

BYD SongMPV

The brand new BYD SongMPV will hit the Chinese car market in Q3. Production has started, one gray car was seen near a BYD factory. It is likely the best looking new BYD after the Dynasty, both were drawn by BYD’s new chief designer Wolfgang Egger. The SongMPV debuted last month in Shanghai.

BYD SongMPV

The Song name is morphing into a sub-brand or model line. BYD now has the Song SUV, the production version of the Dynasty will be called Song 7, and here we have this new SongMPV. It is ready to roll, sales in China will start early in the second half of the year.

Engines: 154hp 1.5 turbo and a rather old 140hp 2.0, both mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DCT. BYD is also working on a rather spectacular 303hp hybrid but that variant will launch in 2018.

Size: 4680/1810/1680, and wheelbase is 2785.

MPVs are fast becoming more popular as Chinese families are growing. Many households are have two kids now, and usually a pair of grandparents living in. So that’s six seats already…

BYD SongMPV

BYD hasn’t revealed the interior yet but they did release this image. The giant touch screen rotate 90 degrees. A nice gimmick, but it doesn’t appear to be very useful.

Spy shot showing the screen in the vertical position, blocking the line of sight of the driver. Interestingly, on earlier spy shots we saw a slightly smaller fixed touch screen. Could be a trim-level thing.

BYD SongMPV

Drivers can choose different dials on the digital instrument panel.

BYD SongMPV

Roof line goes down fast, fashionable for sire, but there won’t be much room for the heads on the third row.

BYD SongMPV

LED headlights are a work of art.

BYD SongMPV

Under a bright blue sky…

BYD SongMPV

… on the back of a truck.

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  1. Usman Ansari- May 17, 2017 Reply

    Hats a fine looking MPV, however i wonder if that huge center screen inst a distraction..

  2. dragn- May 17, 2017 Reply

    Mr. Egger did a nice job of adapting (and embellishing with scoops), a Toyota Camry nose, to a BYD MPV.

    1. Lawrence- May 18, 2017 Reply

      With Wolfgang Egger joining BYD, sales will certainly rise to the top ranks. Finally, a BYD that looks nicer than its Toyota equivalent!

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