Shanghai (Gasgoo)- BYD's new 5-seater SUV, the Song Pro, hit the market on July 11. The new model will be offered in 12 variants in total and three types of powertrain— gasoline-fueled combustion engine, plug-in hybrid system (also known as dual-mode, DM) and all-electric system.
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Each type of powertain is available for 4 variants. To be specific, the fuel-burning version is priced from RMB89,800 to RMB119,800; the after-subsidy prices of the DM and the EV versions range from RMB169,800 to RMB219,800 and from RMB179,800 to RMB219,800 respectively.
Front faces for three versions look somewhat different. The fuel-burning version's grille features five horizontally-installed single-layered trim. Flanking the grille are two E-shaped air-intakes.
However, the DM version gets a grille with five double-layered trims and C-shaped air-intakes with openings a bit smaller than of the gasoline-powered version.
The EV version's front face design is quite similar to the DM, while trims inside the grille consist of multiple short chrome segments.
As to the side profile, the Song Pro looks more strapping and masculine than the existing model. New elements, such as the floating sunroof and the two-tone rims, add more sense of fashion to the new model.
The BYD Song Pro measures 4,650mm long, 1,860mm wide and 1,700mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2,712mm. Except the height, its length of the car body, width and wheelbase length are 50mm, 30mm and 52mm more than that of the outgoing model respectively.
Featuring a cleaner interior, the Song Pro is fitted with a 12.8-inch adaptive rotatable floating display. It is noteworthy that the DiLink2.0 in-car intelligent system inside the eye-catching display is compatible with a number of apps, like navigation, cloud music and on-line broadcasting, and supports the OTA update and the smart voice interaction system.
Additionally, the new SUV model is equipped with the L2 Plus driving assistance system that is available for the ACC-S&G (adaptive cruise control stop-&-go), the LDWS (lane departure warning system) and the BSD (blind spot detection), etc.
Satisfying the China Stage 6B Emission Standard, the oil-fueled version carries a 1.5T in-line four-cylinder engine that pumps out 118kW and peak torque of 245N·m, mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Song Pro DM provides two variants based on powertain. The four-wheel-drive performance version is fitted with a 118kW 1.5-litre turbocharged engine and a 120kW rear-axle electric motor, churning out a combined power and peak torque up to 238kW and 525N·m. Besides, the PHEV's four-wheel-drive high-performance version features an additional 110kW front-axle electric motor. Using the EV-only mode, the DM version will have a range of 81km.
The BEV version will offer two variansts as well with respective NEDC-rated range of 405km and 502km.
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