The best spy shot so far of the upcoming BYD-Daimler Denza EV, seen completely naked in the factory in China. Body work seems very streamlined, multi-bar chromed grille is very impressive, giant headlights will use shiploads of energy, alloys look very sporty, lots of chrome all over the car. This is going to be an interesting EV…
Another example still partly camouflaged. The production version of the Denza EV will debut April 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of next year.
Size: 4644/1852/1642mm, wheelbase is 2880.
BYD-Daimler is a joint venture between BYD Automobile and Daimler-Benz, aimed at making affordable electric cars for the Chinese auto market. The full name of the venture is ‘Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology’ (BDNT), it was established in March 2012.
The Denza is their first car, based on the old Benz B-Class with the electric power train of the BYD e6. The Denza debuted as a concept on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show and was back as a prototype on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.