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.

Next-gen EV Off-roader: Unveiling the Yangwang U8 Premium Edition by BYD

Next-gen EV Off-roader: Unveiling the Yangwang U8 Premium Edition by BYD. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

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!

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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.

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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.

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