BYD’s game-changing U8 Premium Edition shakes up the EV world
BYD, the front-runner in new energy vehicle production, has dropped a bombshell on the EV market. They’re launching the unprecedented U8 Premium Edition under their luxury sub-brand, Yangwang, setting the stage for the EV of the future. The price tag? A cool 1,098,000 RMB. But hold onto your hats; this ride is set for delivery come October.
Groundbreaking Features Drive the Buzz
The U8 isn’t just any electric vehicle. It boasts a remarkable CLTC range of up to 1,000 km, powered by the sensational e⁴ platform and DiSus-P Intelligent Hydraulic Body Control System. This beauty promises tank turns on any terrain, stability in the face of tire blowouts, and – wait for it – emergency flotation! BYD is set on redefining the high-end new energy off-road niche.
What’s Under the Hood?
The U8 Premium Edition’s e⁴ Platform, a first-of-its-kind, allows precise control over all four wheels, delivering top-tier safety and performance. Coupled with the DiSus technology, the risk of rollovers is minimized, making for a secure ride even in challenging terrains. With a heart-stopping 1,200 horsepower, this off-roader can bolt from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds!
An Interior Fit for Kings
Take a seat inside the U8, and you’re welcomed by a 12.8-inch OLED Galaxy Curved Center Display, luxurious Nappa leather seats, and African Sapele wood finishes. For music lovers, the Dynaudio Evidence Series audio system with its 22 speakers is a treat.
BYD’s Vision for Yangwang’s Future
BYD’s luxury sub-brand, Yangwang, is all about premium. Showrooms in mega-cities like Shanghai and Beijing already showcase the U8 Premium Edition, while 60+ direct sale stores are sprouting up, set to reach over 90 in 40 cities by year’s end.
While BYD has always championed innovation and sustainability, Yangwang truly embodies their commitment to a green transportation future. The sub-brand’s mission? To evolve new energy vehicles, delivering unmatched performance, safety, and driving thrills.
BYD said that the U8’s emergency flotation feature should be used with caution and requires a factory check if activated.