BYD managers have always wanted to succeed in Europe but for various reasons they have only managed to make some noise in the bus and coach sector, being almost invisible with its automobile division. They tried it with e6 and although there are quite a few units throughout the old continent, they did not enjoy the desired visibility.
Now the brand returns with more ambitious plans and, this time, with products to match. The activity begins this same month of August in Norway but soon there will be many other countries in which they can be purchased, including Spain. The initial range is formed by the beautiful Tang, a crossover of the D segment.
At the moment, the Tang sold in Norway is 100% electric. It has a brilliant engine with 489 hp and 660 Nm of maximum torque combined with an automatic transmission and the all-wheel drive system. With 4.87 meters and 2.2 tons, is a large vehicle that surprises with its benefits.
To give you an idea of what is going on, the firm has approved a acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds while the maximum speed has been limited to 180 km / h. The battery has a capacity of 82.8 kWh useful they give you a autonomy 500 km according to the NEDC cycle.
The charger installed in the vehicle has 7 kW capacity and supports fast recharges up to 80 kW, this being the only thing that can be improved taking into account that there are already points throughout Europe of 100 and up to 150 kW. Very important is its towing capacity of up to 1,410 kg, something unusual in electrics.
The endowment of series is very good. They have smart LED headlights, upholstered in leather, heated seats, ventilated with massage and electric adjustment, automatic gate, keyless access, adaptive cruise control, traffic signal reader, pre-collision warning, blind spot control, electric parking brake, fog lights and lane departure warning.
Also standard are the 17-inch alloy wheels, 12.3-inch configurable digital instrumentation, navigation system with 14.6-inch screen, 360º vision system, parking sensors, USB, bluetooth, voice control, sliding sunroof, visibility package, etc.
The recommended price of BYD Tang EV 489 CV 4WD Executive has been set at 599,900 crowns, about € 55,950 at the current exchange rate. He Audi e-tron equivalent in endowment costs more than 718,000 crowns (€ 66,917) while the Mercedes EQC with a lower endowment and apart from 664,000 crowns (€ 61,897).