The BYD Denza D9 show car will arrive at dealers next week, according to Zhao Changjiang, General Manager of Denza’s sales division. Zhao also shared that he is currently preparing for Denza D9’s upcoming launch conference and that a coupe will be launched in the near future. Previously, Zhao announced that delivery will begin in late August.
The D9 is the first of three new Denzas to launch this year. The Denza series will launch five more products in the future called the D, E, N, Z, and A, based on the name DENZA. Earlier on July 19, Zhao announced that the Denza D9 amassed 30,000 pre-sales in two months after its launch on May 16.
The size of the D9 is 5250/1960/1920mm with a 3110mm wheelbase.
Four hybrid and two full electric options are available, the hybrids ranging from 335,000 RMB to 445,000 RMB (49,300 – 65,600 USD), and the BEVs ranging from 390,000 RMB to 460,000 RMB (57,500 – 67,800 USD). A super-luxury four-seat version will cost 660,000 RMB (88,400 USD) and is limited to just 99 units.
The driving range for the hybrid models is between 945 and 1040km, with 190km of pure electric range, up to 80kW DC fast charging, and fuel consumption as low as 6.2-liters per 100km. The hybrid versions see a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine mated with an electric motor in the new EHS170 electric hybrid system and a 3-in-1 rear-drive hybrid assembly.
The interior comes with seven screens, three in the front (a 10.25-inch instrument panel, 15.6-inch central control screen, and heads-up display), two on the front seatbacks, and two in the second-row armrests. There is also a refrigerator between the front seats, accessible by those in the second row.
Screen mirroring of Android phones is also available on the TS Link intelligent interactive cockpit.
Denza claims that seven 180cm passengers can travel in comfort with seven 20-inches carry-on luggage suitcases.
The 10-way adjustable second-row captain chairs come with footrests, heating, ventilating, and 10-point massage functions (also on the front seats – bar the footrest), and three 50kW wireless quick chargers.
Nappa leather and wood are widely used throughout the interior. A large panoramic sunroof feature brings in lots of natural lights. The two-seat back screens are equipped with 8MP cameras, which can be used for conference calls or for parents to monitor the kids.
With 200 new offline stores opening in 68 cities across China, it’s clear the brand is ready to make some noise. If the D9 is anything to go by, Denza could be China’s next big success and will be a brand to watch with great interest going forwards.