There are additional rumours of an impending BYD electrical (and doubtlessly plug-in hybrid) ute, with a camouflaged take a look at car doing the rounds on varied Chinese language media websites.
The snapped car shapes up as a possible competitor to the Geely Radar RD6, which is into consideration for Australia, plus the just-launched LDV eT60 – displaying China’s early lead in EV utes because the established gamers gear up.
Quickly increasing ‘new power car’ model BYD is increasing at tempo, rolling out its EVs in Europe, Japan, and Australia – the place its Atto 3 small SUV is promoting in sturdy numbers after a couple of launch velocity bumps.
In actual fact, the Warren Buffett-backed EV and battery provider simply eclipsed three million EV and PHEV gross sales globally, as introduced final week.
Hypothesis suggests the BYD pickup could be offered below one of many firm’s just lately introduced deliberate sub-brands.
BYD Auto needs to create a “highly effective model matrix” comprising BYD-branded vehicles, premium spinoff Denza, a luxurious SUV-focused model referred to as Yangwang, and “one other new model”.
This extra new model will cryptically concentrate on “skilled and personalised identities, masking household vehicles and luxurious vehicles”.
“The model will harness the co-creation with customers and warmly welcome all of the franchised dealerships to affix BYD for its promotion,” it added, suggesting vehicles with larger levels of personalisation.
That appears to suit what pickup patrons need, plus BYD’s in-house ‘Blade’ LFP batteries are designed to deal with a nail take a look at with out thermal runaway, which could make them notably appropriate in a workhorse.
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