BYD revealed Hilux-size pickup truck designed for global market

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BYD shared official images of its highly anticipated pickup truck. It is a plug-in hybrid model the size of the Toyota Hilux designed for the global market. Previously, CarNewsChina reported this truck would enter Australia and South Africa.

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The BYD pickup truck was spotted in China several times, and BYD applied for its patents. The international delegation exposed its interior, and even a right-hand drive version of this truck was seen in China. However, BYD remained silent and provided no details on this model. Today, the world’s biggest NEV maker has broken the silence, sharing the first batch of this truck’s official images.

BYD pickup truck official images

The BYD pickup truck is covered with heavy blue and orange camouflage. However, we can see its distinguishing headlights with two lenses. They remind us of the “8” figure. The BYD truck maintains a brawny styling with wide wheel arches, a high bonnet line, and large side-view mirrors. It has roof rails on the roof, a relatively short bed, and traditional door handles.

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The BYD pickup truck also uses AT tires from Giti. It has a fuel door in the left rear fender and a charge port cover in the right rear fender. The truck has a multi-link independent suspension in the rear axle. Its dimensions have yet to be disclosed. However, BYD mentioned this truck is the size of a Toyota Hilux (5325/1855/1815 mm). This means it also stays close to Geely’s Radar (Riddara) RD6 electric truck, which is designed for overseas markets as well.

The BYD pickup truck is a plug-in hybrid with a mixed range around 1,000 km. Its electric range is about of 100 km on a single charge. It also has AR-HUD and active suspension system.

More on the BYD pickup truck

As mentioned, the BYD pickup has been spotted in China several times. It has a huge BYD logo integrated into the front grille. Its interior resembles the Fang Cheng Bao Bao 5 (Leopard 5) launched last year. It has a sturdy gear selector and lots of physical buttons, yet it offers some large monitors.

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It isn’t a surprise that BYD designed this model for the global market since pickup trucks still face some restrictions in China. It is the reason why lots of Chinese buyers avoid buying them. Moreover, pickup trucks don’t quite fit the Chinese agglomeration sights. According to previous information, the main overseas markets of this vehicle are Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

As BYD started sharing information about this truck, it is likely to get the sales license from the Chinese MIIT this month. There is is also a possibility for this model to show up at the Beijing Auto Show, which starts in late April.

Source: BYD

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