Second-gen BYD Song Plus leaked in China before the launch

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The new generation BYD Song Plus DM-i was exposed in render images and spy photos. It adopts the updated “Dragon Face” design language similar to the Qin L DM-i sedan. The new Song Plus adopts the fifth generation of the BYD’s DM-i plug-in hybrid system.

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Song Plus DM-i or Song L DM-i

Many Chinese sources called the exposed car BYD Song L DM-i. In their view, it is the PHEV version of the recently launched BYD Song L EV. However, the previously leaked BYD’s product planning showed that the Chinese bestselling brand isn’t working on this car. In contrast, BYD did plan to launch the second-generation Song Plus in China. This vehicle sells as BYD Seal U in some overseas countries.

Song L EV

The second argument for the second-gen Song Plus is its clear difference from the all-electric Song L. The exposed car is a brawny crossover with a high beltline and plastic trim encircling the lower part of the body. As for the BYD Song L EV, it looks more like a sporty shooting brake.

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More info on new BYD Song Plus DM-i

The new BYD Song Plus DM-i was first exposed in the render image that was leaked online. As mentioned, it is a sturdy, mid-size, five-seat crossover. Its front end stays in line with the BYD Qin L. It has a large hexagonal grille with a scale pattern. The front bumper also has functional vents and a trapeze-shaped air intake. The Song Plus DM-i adopts the elongated headlights joined by the chrome-plated element with 宋 (Song) logo on it.

The second-gen Song Plus DM-i also has wide wheel arches and five-spoke rims. Its B- and C-pillars are blackened to create a suspended roof design. Another fine feature of the Song Plus DM-i is its retractable door handles, which reduce drag during driving. Inside, the Song Plus DM-i has a huge floating screen.

In spy shots, we can see that the new Song Plus DM-i stays in line with the leaked render image. The spied car is finished in a light-blue color, which BYD officially calls “Azure”. From the back, the new Song Plus DM-i has a single taillight unit and a roof spoiler. It also has tinted rear windows. Otherwise, it is a traditional SUV that is clearly bigger than the current Song Plus DM-i.

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The powertrain of the BYD Song Plus DM-i has yet to be revealed. However, it will likely adopt the brand’s fifth-generation PHEV system. It adopts a 1.5-liter ICE paired with an electric motor. according to the leaked product planning, the new Song Plus will enter the market in August. More on the new BYD Song Plus DM-i as we get it.

Source: Weibo

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