New BYD Song Pro DM-i spotted in China with 5-gen DM powertrain

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The new BYD Song Pro DM-i crossover was seen in China during road tests. It will enter the domestic market in August. According to BYD’s product planning, the updated Song Pro adopts the brand’s fifth-gen DM plug-in hybrid tech. It also can hit the market under Coral’s name.

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BYD Song was initially a single model launched in 2015. Over time, it turned into an independent series. Nowadays, it comprises Song Plus DM-i, Song Plus EV, Song L EV, and Song Pro DM-i. Soon, the latter car will get an update as it was spotted in Chinese streets.

New BYD Song Pro DM-i

The new BYD Song Pro DM-i (resolution enhanced by AI)

The new BYD Song Pro DM-i appeared in the streets wearing heavy camouflage. But we can distinguish this model by a recognizable body shape. The front end of the Song Pro DM-i follows BYD’s latest Dragon Face design language. It comprises two LED headlights joined by an element that represents dragon whiskers. The radiator grille of the spotted crossover looks smaller.

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The rear end of the new BYD Song Pro DM-i (resolution enhanced by AI)

The updated Song Pro DM-i adopts real door handles, conventional side-view mirrors, and a sporty roof spoiler. Its rear end adopts a new taillight unit that surprisingly follows the Ocean series cars like the Seal 07 sedan. According to Chinese sources, the interior of the Song Pro DM-i follows the BYD’s signature design with a large floating screen and an updated gear shifter.

Updated Song Pro DM-i (resolution enhanced by AI)

The dimensions of the spotted crossover most likely remained similar to the existing model. The current Song Pro DM-i measures 4738/1860/1710 mm with a wheelbase of 2712 mm. What is more, the updated Song Pro DM-i adopts the fifth-gen DM powertrain technology, similar to the Qin L sedan. It comprises a 1.5-liter self-aspirated petrol engine for 74 kW (99 hp) and 126 Nm. The ICE is paired with an e-motor for 120 kW (161 hp). The mixed range of cars equipped with the fifth-gen DM tech is over 2000 km.

Will the Song Pro DM-i get a new name?

In February 2024, the BYD’s product planning leaked online. It revealed the company initially scheduled the launch of the updated Song Pro DM-i for July. However, the launch was postponed by 1-2 months. It means the new Song Pro DM-i can enter the domestic market in August-September this year.

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BYD product planning

There is a possibility the new can launch under the new name. The new Song Pro was also called “Coral” in the leaked product planning. It means this SUV can move from the Dynasty series into the Ocean series. Previously, BYD did the same to the Song Plus model. However, the spy photos of the updated Song Pro DM-i clearly show it still adopts the Dynasty series’ specific Dragon Face design language.

So, CarNewsChina thinks the Song Pro will retain the original name. However, it can enter overseas markets under the Coral name.

byd song pro dm-i side front black suv
The current BYD Song Pro DM-i

In March 2024, BYD sliced the price of the Song Pro DM-i (see specs) by 15% as the Buffet-backed company wants to rival petrol-powered cars in the domestic market. The current price range of the BYD Song Pro DM-i is 109,800 – 139,800 yuan (15,100 – 19,200 USD). It seems that the new Song Pro DM-i can become even cheaper as BYD continues turning up the heat in the market.

Source: WeChat迪粉之家

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