The BYD Yuan UP compact SUV arrived at dealerships in China before the official launch scheduled for March. Its exterior and interior features were revealed. The Yuan UP surprised netizens by offering a heads-up display for 100,000 yuan (14,000 USD).
BYD Yuan UP is the brand’s latest addition to the Dynasty series. This e-Platform 3.0-based compact electric crossover is slightly bigger than the Hyundai Kona EV. It boasts 4310/1830/1675 mm dimensions with a wheelbase of 2620 mm. The Yuan UP has two optional e-motors onboard: 70 kW and 130 kW. Depending on the battery option (32 & 45.1 kWh), this hip SUV can run up to 301-401 km on a single charge. Its price tag will be around 100,000 yuan (14,000 USD).
BYD Yuan UP at dealers
The Yuan UP arrived at several BYD dealerships over the past few days. It will be displayed here to potential customers as BYD is actively preparing the pre-sales launch of this model. The BYD Yuan UP stays in line with previous official render images in terms of exterior design. It has blackened pillars, a suspended roof, flushed door handles, sturdy bumpers, thin LED headlights, and a single taillight unit.
The interior of the BYD Yuan UP was also exposed. Inside, this crossover has a D-shaped steering wheel with four spokes and a signature Yuan (元) logo. An 8.8-inch LCD instrument cluster sits behind the wheel. What is more, the Yuan UP also has a heads-up display. It is quite an achievement for a car of this price tag. The center screen of the Yuan Up can rotate portrait-landscape. Its diameter reaches 12.8 inches.
Yuan UP’s seats are wrapped in perforated leatherette. Both driver and front passenger seats are equipped with power adjustments. The center tunnel of the BYD Yuan Up has a wireless charging pad, a crystal gear selector, and a pair of cup holders. The center tunnel also has a set of physical buttons, including Start/Stop, AutoHold, Hazard Lights, etc.
Today, BYD has also shared a set of official interior renders. Its second row has an armrest, and the third has a headrest. At the same time, we can highlight a huge sunroof.
The BYD Yuan UP offers a fairly good trunk capacity for its size. It also equips a parcel shelf, hinges, and a light. The drawback of the trunk is a mass of scratchy plastic. The BYD Yuan UP has a MacPherson suspension in the front axle and a torsion beam in the rear.
As the first batch of Yuan UP crossovers has reached Chinese dealers, BYD is ready to start presales of this model. As for the sales start, it is scheduled for March. More on the BYD Yuan UP as we get it.