BYD refreshed China’s bestselling MPV Denza D9

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BYD’s 2024 Denza D9 MPV (minivan) has entered the Chinese market with a few enhancements and a starting price of 339,800 yuan (47,200 USD). Its PHEV variant became 10,000 yuan (1,400 USD) cheaper, and the EV version’s starting price was sliced by 16,000 yuan (2,200 USD).

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BYD’s Denza D9 was first introduced to the Chinese market in 2022. It became the resurrection of the Denza brand after Mercedes-Benz diluted its share in this JV from 50% to 10%. In 2023, the Denza D9 became the bestselling minivan in China, with 117,978 units sold. Now, this MPV has been refreshed for 2024.

2024 Denza D9 key information

The exterior of the 2024 Denza D9 hasn’t changed much. It still has some Toyota Alphard vibes with a huge chrome-plated grille in the front end. From the back, it has a single taillight unit and a roof spoiler. The main enhancement of the 2024 model is electric suction doors that are available as standard. The Denza D9 boasts hefty dimensions of 5250/1960/1920 mm with a wheelbase of 3110 mm. 

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The interior of the Denza D9 is available with a 7- and 4-seat layout. Its center console has a 15.6-inch floating screen, a 10.25-inch LCD instrument panel, and a heads-up display. The 2024 D9 goes against the grain, replacing the touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel with physical buttons. The center console also was equipped with more convenient buttons. Other updates are the game center app, a customizable wake word for the car voice assistant, and a new interior shade oddly called “旷达米” (Broad-minded Rice).

The Denza D9’s four-seat version is called Pioneer. It is positioned as the most luxurious variant with a Forest air purification system, 18-way electric seat adjustments, 18-point massage, and a huge screen in fornt of the second-row passengers. The deliveries of the D9 Pioneer are scheduled for Q2 this year.

Powertrain and price range

This MPV has both PHEV and BEV powertrain modifications with FWD and 4WD. There are three PHEV variants:

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  • DM-i 970
  • 102-kW 1.5-liter ICE, 170-kW e-motor, FWD, 20.39 kWh LFP battery, 103 km EV range, 970 km mixed range
  • DM-i 1050
  • 102-kW 1.5-liter ICE, 170-kW e-motor, FWD, 40.06 kWh LFP battery, 200 km EV range, 1050 km mixed range
  • DM-i 980
  • 102-kW 1.5-liter ICE, 170-kW + 45-kW e-motors, 4WD, 40.06 kWh LFP battery, 190 km EV range, 980 km mixed range

There are two EV variants:

  • EV 620
  • 230-kW e-motor, FWD, 103.36 kWh LFP battery, 620 km CLTC range
  • EV 600
  • 230-kW + 45-kW e-motor, 103.36 kWh LFP battery, 600 km CLTC range

The 2024 Denza D9 is available in nine trim levels at a price range of 339,800 – 600,600 yuan (47,200 – 84,300 USD). According to Denza, the revised variant of this MPV attracted over 10,000 orders after the presales started. 

Source: Denza, Autohome

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