Chinese manufacturer BYD launched its first car in India: the e6. It is an all-electric MPV and the first of its kind in the Indian automobile market. BYD will not sell the new car directly to customers. Instead, it will be a B2B product that will be sold to business buyers and car fleet owners.
BYD stands for ‘Build Your Dreams ‘ and the Electric bus maker has been functioning in India since 2007. Through the introduction of the e6, BYD will be stepping its foot into the electric four-wheeler segment.
BYD e6 Exterior and Styling
The BYD e6 looks sleek in terms of design and styling. The majority of the trims and grille are chrome plated. The parametric design under the front grille gives the EV a futuristic twist. Front bumpers have side air intakes and a dark-tone skirt. The dual-tone paint scheme and sloped roof create a floating roof effect. The Chinese MPV is long. While we wait on official information regarding the dimension of the Indian model, the variants sold abroad measure 4.69 m in length.
BYD e6 Interior and Tech
Inside the cabin, the e6 gets a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wifi and Bluetooth connectivity options. The minivan has a boot space of 580 litres and comes in a five-seater layout. Seats are leather-wrapped and 6- way adjustable. The Chinese MPV also gets a CN95 air filtration system.
Battery and Performance
The BYD e6 comes with a 71.7k lithium-ion phosphate battery pack that sends 95hp and 180Nm to a single motor. It has a top speed of 130Kph and is capable of regenerating energy from as low as 2kmph.
The performance figures might not be as impressive as other EVs available in the market. The e6 is made for efficiency, The MPV has a range of 415km – 520km in city and highway rides. It also comes with a DC fast charging option that can charge the minivan from 30-80 percent in 35 minutes.
BYD e6 will be available as a single variant priced at Rs. 29.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
As of now, we know very little about the BYD e6. stay tuned for more updates on the Chinese EV and its venture in the Indian market.