BYD has officially revealed the first images of its upcoming Yuan Up SUV, expanding its popular Yuan family. The A0-segment SUV, part of BYD's e-Platform 3.0, showcases compact dimensions while embracing the distinctive styling of a traditional SUV.
BYD initiated the preview of the Yuan Up on January 23, positioning it as the inaugural A0-segment SUV on the e-Platform 3.0. This platform, introduced at the Shanghai auto show in April 2021, saw its first model, the BYD Dolphin, hit the market on August 29, 2021.
The A0 segment typically pertains to vehicles with a wheelbase ranging from 2.2 meters to 2.5 meters. Despite being classified in the A0 category by BYD, both the Dolphin and Yuan Plus models surpass the conventional size for this segment. The Dolphin measures 4,125 mm in length, 1,770 mm in width, and 1,570 mm in height, boasting a wheelbase of 2,700 mm.
While specific dimensions for the Yuan Up are yet to be officially disclosed, a prior regulatory filing indicated a length, width, and height of 4,310 mm, 1,830 mm, and 1,675 mm, respectively, along with a wheelbase of 2,620 mm.
The Yuan Up is set to be equipped with a single electric motor offering two power options: 70 kW and 130 kW, as per a regulatory filing from December. The model will be available in 1,430 kg, 1,520 kg, and 1,540 kg versions, supporting speeds of up to 160 km/h.
Reports suggest that BYD will present three versions of the Yuan Up, each boasting a range of 401 kilometers. Dealers are reportedly required to pay RMB 120,000, RMB 125,000, and RMB 130,000 for the respective versions upon vehicle pickup. BYD dealers typically acquire models at a slightly higher initial price, receiving a refund for the difference upon the official launch of the vehicle.