The Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 SUV from BYD was officially unveiled in China as a 5-meter SUV with 680 hp and a starting price of 400,000 yuan (54,840 USD). Moreover, the Leopard 5 stands on the new hybrid architecture called DMO (Dual Mode Off-road). It will hit the market this year. The Fang Cheng Bao’s model line will comprise two more vehicles called Leopard 3 and Leopard 8.
Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 official debuts
Previously, we have covered Fang Cheng Bao several times. It is a new brand under BYD that sits between Denza and YangWang in terms of pricing. Its first car, the Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 (Bao 5), was officially unveiled right before the live event. However, now we know a lot more information about this vehicle. Let’s get to know it better.
First, let’s take a quick tour around the Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5. It is a blocky SUV with a 5-meter length and blocky styling. It has a flat windshield, a high bonnet line, brawny plastic wheel arches, and big blocky headlights. Moreover, the front bumper of the Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 has fog lights. From the side, it has D-shaped taillights and a spare wheel mounted on the rear door. The Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 also has BFGoodrich 265/55 R18 AT tyres.
Inside, the Leopard 5 has a large floating screen, a sporty D-shaped steering wheel, a retractable gear selector, a pair of cup holders, and two wireless charging pads, Behind the steering, we can also notice an LCD instrument panel. Previously, there was information that the Leopard 5 would also have an additional screen for the front passenger. However, the displayed car doesn’t have a passenger’s screen. On the other hand, it has a Face ID sensor on the A-pillar from the driver’s side, two USB ports, and one Type-C. Here, we should also mention that the Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 has only two rows of seats.
Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5 specs
Speaking about the specs of the Leopard 5, its dimensions are 4890/1970/1920 mm with a wheelbase of 2800 mm. It also has approach and departure angles of 35 and 32 degrees, respectively. Moreover, according to non-official information, the Leopard 5 will have an offroad version with approach and departure angles of 39 and 35 degrees.
As for the powertrain, it is based on the new DMO system from BYD and also features a Disus-P suspension system. The Leopard 5 will have a petrol-powered ICE (1.5-liter), two electric motors (200 kW+250 kW) and three differential locks. The power output of the Leopard 5 is 680 hp (500 kW) and 760 Nm. Its battery will charge 125 km (CLTC) in 16 minutes with CTC technology. As for the mixed range of the Leopard 5, it reaches 1,200 km. Other features of this vehicle are a Devialet sound system, a 50-inch HUD and a zero-to-hundred acceleration time of 4.8 seconds.
More updates on Fang Cheng Bao
According to Fang Cheng Bao, it plans to launch about 100 stores in 60 cities across China. Previously, we have reported that the first Fang Cheng Bao stores were already spotted in China, preparing for the sales launch.
Moreover, Fang Cheng Bao also revealed a concept car called Super 8. It is a bigger version of the Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5, with an adjusted exterior design. It has retractable door handles, cameras instead of side-view mirrors, a blocky design, and huge overhangs.
Fang Cheng Bao for international markets
Moreover, the Fang Cheng Bao indirectly confirmed that it would launch overseas as the Super 8 concept car was displayed with the inscription 共赴出海 in the background. We can translate it as ‘Go to sea together’. But 出海 phrase also refers to ‘overseas markets’. So, the meaning of this phrase can be interpreted as ‘Go to overseas markets together’. So, there is a chance that this brand will reach overseas markets. Maybe, the Leopard 5 will sell overseas as the Super 5.
According to Fang Cheng Bao, its model line will soon comprise three models. The first one is the Fang Cheng Bao Leopard 5. The second one is the Leopard 8 (based on the Super 8 concept car), and the third one is a mysterious Leopard 3. More on the Fang Cheng Bao as we get it – the Leopard 5 will be one of the highlights of the Chengdu Auto Show which starts on August 25.