Last October, CarNewsChina reported on the leak of patent photos of BYD’s pickup truck. Recently, a set of lightly camouflaged spy photos of BYD‘s pickup truck has surfaced online, offering a glimpse of the vehicle’s basic exterior profile. The new truck, while not notably large, adopts a design featuring four doors and accommodating five seats, exuding a rugged and robust aesthetic.
Reports indicate that the prototype of this truck has been undergoing testing, with expectations set for the hybrid version to debut in 2024, while the all-electric variant is scheduled for a 2025 release.
In terms of its exterior appearance, the front fascia of the new vehicle boasts a square-ish design that closely aligns with previously seen patent images and conceptual illustrations. The front headlights embrace a vertical arrangement housing twin LED lights, encircled by a C-shaped LED daytime running light that seamlessly connects across the front. The truck maintains a significant ground clearance, requiring a step board for easy access, while the bed at the rear isn’t notably spacious. The vertically oriented tail lights and the expansive rear window give it a clean look, positioning this new vehicle within the mid-to-high-end pickup truck market segment.
According to patent documents, the external design of this vehicle has been overseen by BYD’s Chief Scientist Lian Yubo, Global Design Director Wolfgang Egger, and individuals including Yin Yadong, Huang Zuzheng, Huang Jiangrong, and Yan Xiaoyu.
As for the interior, the truck retains BYD’s signature central control layout, prominently featuring a generously sized central display screen, complemented by a digital instrument cluster. It is anticipated that the area behind the instrument panel will integrate a Head-Up Display (HUD) function. Additionally, behind the central display screen, there’s a H-shaped module, though its specific functionality remains undisclosed.
Regarding its powertrain options, the BYD pickup truck is expected to offer both plug-in hybrid and all-electric versions. Previous reports have hinted at potential features, including a hydraulic active suspension system, streaming rearview mirrors, and Huawei‘s AR-HUD technology. Further updates and details about this new vehicle are eagerly awaited as more information becomes available.
Source: IT Home