A new electric vehicle from BYD was revealed in China – a compact SUV about 4.3 meters long called Yuan UP. It will be officially revealed in the first half of 2024.
In China, every car must be approved by the regulator before being released to the market. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is responsible for this and publishes the list of vehicles that go through the homologation process. In this case, BYD is not happy about it as it reveals pictures and key specs of the car they haven’t yet announced. But we don’t mind.
BYD Yuan UP is a 5-seater with dimensions are 4310/1830/1675 mm and a wheelbase of 2620mm. It has two powertrain options: a 70 kW motor (model TZ180XSF) and a 130 kW motor (TZ200XSW). BYD’s subsidiaries manufacture the motors and LFP Blade battery: The e-motor is made by Hefei BYD Automobile Co., and Wuwei Findream Co. makes the battery. The curb weight is 1430 kg and 1540 kg, respectively, based on the powertrain version. Top speed is limited to 160 km/h.
Yuan UP belongs to BYD’s Dynasty series, named after famous Chinese emperors, and adopts a similar design as the newly unveiled Song L. The EV has an optional panoramic sunroof and a sporty spoiler in the rear. The wheels are 16″ or 17″, and the tire specifications are 215/65 R16 and 215/60 R17.
Yuan UP is the smallest EV from the Yuan family, which consists of Yuan Plus (also known as Atto 3) and Yuan Pro. It will most likely launch with a price tag under 100,000 yuan (14,000 USD), considering its slightly bigger brother, Yuan Pro EV, with a 70 kW motor starting at 95,800 yuan.