BYD’s Denza D9 is officially launched on August 23 in China, delivery is expected to start in September. Customers pay a deposit of 9,999 RMB (1,4600 USD) to reserve the Denza D9, which has a price range of 329,800 – 459,800 RMB (48,200 – 67,200 USD).
The D9 is based on BYD’s e-platform 3.0 in EV form, and the DM-i platform as a hybrid. The D9 is also 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.
Four hybrid and two full electric options are available, the hybrids ranging from 329,800 RMB to 439,800 RMB (49,200 – 64,300 USD), and the BEVs ranging from 389,800 RMB to 459,800 RMB (57,000 – 67,200 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 is 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 driving range for the electric-only version is 620km with a maximum charging power of 166kW.
The rear door can be opened via the fully remote control UWB-based (Ultra Wideband) key.
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. Other functions level 2 driving assistance system and remote control parking.
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. Denza also claims that seven 180cm passengers can travel in comfort with seven 20 inches carry-on luggage suitcases.
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.