BYD unveils highQQend model U8 with preQQsale price starting at 1.098 million yuan

It is positioned as a mid-to-large SUV and has a longer wheelbase than models such as Mercedes GLS and BMW X7.

Yangwang stated that this architecture is powered by six core technologies: Yising architecture, Yunnian, Blade Battery, Super Body, Intelligent Cockpit and Intelligent Driving Assistance.

The U8 model came in two versions (the luxury version and the off-road version) with pre-sale prices starting at 1.098 million yuan. At the same time, the new outlook of U9 was officially unveiled. It is reported that the U8 luxury version will begin official deliveries in September this year.

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On April 18th, BYDs high-end brand Yangwang showcased its U8, U9, and architecture at the Shanghai Auto Show.

According to BYD’s official Weibo account, the Yising platform is a power system with four independent motors. It has been comprehensively restructured around the characteristics of new energy vehicles from three dimensions: perception, control and execution, completely overturning the power system capability of traditional fuel vehicles.

It is learned that the electric drive assembly system on the Yising technology platform can produce up to 1,100 horsepower and reach a maximum speed of 20,500 rpm. At the same time, all models based on the Yising technology platform will have an 800V high-voltage SiC electronic control system, with a maximum efficiency of up to 99.5%.

In terms of the exterior design, the U8 has a huge “ding” shaped grille on the front with dot-matrix LED lights on both sides and electric retractable door handles. In addition, it has a laser radar on top.