BYD itself has just celebrated the production of three million new energy vehicles that were launched last week.
The BYD ute’s specifications are yet to be confirmed, but it’s dimensionally longer and taller than a mid-size SUV – despite the short bonnet. Car News China claims that the BYD ute will come with several driving options including hybrid, as well as an electric-only variant, in the domestic market when it is launched next year.
In August BYD’s Australian distributor, EV Direct, unveiled plans to bring a two-cab electric car and a large electric SUV.
“We love utes. We have a product that has been in development for some time,” said EV Direct CEO Luke Todd.
“We will refrain from announcing exact times, but all I can say is when BYD’s electric ute comes to the country, it will be a game-changer.”
BYD currently carries the Atto 3 in the Australian market, with the 889 registration ranking second behind Tesla.
In 2023 it will hit the Australian market with two new models reportedly on the way – a small hatchback and a mid-size sedan.