• BYD Yuan UP, an electric car, will be unveiled in China on March 5th.
  • It is the second car on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0.
  • It is a crossover SUV with a curvy design.
  • It has a range of 301 or 401 km, depending on the battery pack.
  • The car is expected to cost around 100,000 yuan (13,900 USD).

BYD, a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) in China, is gearing up to unveil its latest offering, the Yuan UP, on March 5th. The Yuan UP is a compact crossover SUV that will be the second car to be built on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0, an electric vehicle platform that promises extended range and improved performance.

Key features of the BYD Yuan UP:

  • Curvy design: The Yuan UP boasts a stylish and modern design with a focus on aerodynamics.
  • Extended range: The car will be available with two battery pack options, offering a range of either 301 km or 401 km on a single charge.
  • Competitive pricing: The Yuan UP is expected to be priced competitively, starting at around 100,000 yuan (approximately USD 13,900).

The BYD Yuan UP is expected to appeal to a broad range of consumers in China, particularly those looking for a stylish, practical, and affordable electric vehicle. With its extended range and competitive pricing, the Yuan UP has the potential to become a major player in the growing Chinese EV market.

About Yuan UP

Positioned as the first A0-class SUV on the e-Platform 3.0, the Yuan Up represents a significant advancement in BYD’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology, initially unveiled on April 19, 2021, and formally launched in September 2021.

The e-Platform 3.0, BYD’s BEV technology platform, is designed to accommodate models of varying sizes, with the compact BYD Dolphin being the first vehicle to utilize it, entering the market on August 29, 2021. Although the Dolphin and the Yuan Plus fall within the A0 class, they surpass the typical dimensions of this segment.

While specific dimensions for the Yuan Up have not been officially disclosed, previous regulatory filings indicate a length, width, and height of 4,310 mm, 1,830 mm, and 1,675 mm, respectively, with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm. This places the Yuan Up as larger than the Dolphin, albeit with a slightly shorter wheelbase.

Anticipated to share a similar size range as the Dolphin, the Yuan Up is expected to target a price bracket between RMB 100,000 to RMB 150,000, aligning with BYD’s strategy for affordability and accessibility in the electric vehicle market.

The Yuan Up will be equipped with a single motor available in two options, delivering peak power outputs of 70 kW and 130 kW, according to regulatory filings from December. Weighing between 1,430 kg to 1,540 kg across different versions, the model supports speeds of up to 160 km/h.

Within the BYD Yuan family, which currently includes the Yuan Plus and Yuan Pro, both BEVs with starting prices ranging from RMB 95,800 to RMB 163,800, the Yuan Plus holds the distinction of being BYD’s inaugural global model, introduced in February 2022 and already accessible in numerous international markets.