This is the new BYDSongMPV, it debuted today on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, looking just as good as the Dynasty concept we saw earlier on. Both were designed by new chief designer Wolfgang Egger of Seat and Alfa Romeo fame. The new MPV is called the SongMPV, not Song something MPV or Song MPV, but SongMPV. It was formerly known as the BYD M5.
BYD’s are going to look good, and that is great. Until now they were impressive cars from a tech perspective, like the Tang super SUV, but design always disappointed. Last year BYD hired Wolfgang Egger as their new head of design, and the first car he draw is this new BYD Dynasty concept.
This is the brand new BYD M5, a seven-seat MPV that will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. It is probably the best looking BYD ever, the lights are a work of art, the grille is impressive, and the bumper looks racy.
This is the very first photo of the successor of the BYD Tang SUV. The vehicle was seen in a design studio and is likely just a model. But is looks good, with sharp shapes all along and a very distinctive grille. The new Tang isn’t expected before late 2018 but we might see a first concept near the end of this year.
Spy Shots showing the interior of the upcoming BYD M5, a new MPV that will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. Center piece is a giant vertical touch screen in Tesla-style. The dials however are analogue with a tiny screen in between.
New Spy Shots of the upcoming BYD M5, an ultra racy plug-in hybrid MPV that will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. The M5 comes with beautifully crafted headlights and a shiny grille with a big BYD badge in the middle.
BYD has updated the Tang hybrid super SUV and they have given it a new name: Tang 100. Biggest new is a larger capacity battery which extends the pure-electric range from 80 kilometers on the old car to 100 kilometers on the new car; hence the name.
Spy Shots showing the upcoming BYD M5 MPV testing in China. The M5, not to be confused with a German sporty sedan with the same name, will debut in April on the Shanghai Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
BYD is working on an electric variant of their Song SUV. The Song EV will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market in late Q4. The Song is currently available with a 154hp 1.5 and with a 205hp 2.0 turbo. The promised hybrid version hasn’t materialized yet, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it was cancelled altogether in favor of the EV.
The EV will be powered by two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle. The motor on the rear axle will have an output of 214hp and the motor at the front another 147, good for a combined output of a hefty 361 horses, and that would make it the most powerful Chinese EV ever. Range will be some 270 kilometers. No other specs available at the moment, but it seems the BYD Somg EV is going to be an impressive machine.
A dramatic accident in a rural area of Shandong Province. A Rolls-Royce Ghost wedding car, which was rented all the way from Beijing, crashed right into the side of a BYD F0 Toyota Aygo-clone mini car. The Roller was just on its way to a wedding so the happy couple was not inside.