The BYD Destroyer 05 could be priced between RMB 120,000 ($19,000) - 150,000, according to local media.
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After being announced at the Guangzhou Auto Show last November, BYD's Ocean Series' first sedan, the Destroyer 05, will soon be available.
BYD Destroyer 05 will be launched on March 17 and may be priced between RMB 120,000 ($19,000) - 150,000 yuan, local auto media Yiche reported today.
BYD unveiled the Destroyer 05 on November 19 last year, and it is the second BYD model to adopt the new logo after the Dolphin.
The car measures 4,780/1,837/1,495mm in length, width and height and has a wheelbase of 2,718mm.
It is equipped with BYD (OTCMKTS: BYDDY) DM-i Super Hybrid system with Snapdragon 1.5L engine, EHS system and blade battery.
It has a peak power of 81 kW, a peak torque of 135 Nm and a thermal efficiency of 43.04 percent.
The model can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little as 7.3 seconds and consumes 3.8 liters per 100 km at the lowest charge.
The model offers a choice of 55km and 120km of pure electric range, with the latter also supporting 25kW fast charging, taking only 25 minutes to charge from 30 percent to 80 percent.
With the announcement of Destroyer 05, BYD has divided its original automotive business into two business units - the Dynasty Business Unit and the Ocean Network Business Unit.
Ocean Network replaces the original eNetwork, and models will be displayed and sold in 4S dealerships, shopping malls and city showrooms.
The Ocean Network consists of two product lines, an all-electric product based on the e Platform 3.0, named after a sea creature, and a hybrid product line with DM-i Super Hybrid technology, named after warships.
In the warship lineup, the sedan will be named the "Destroyer" series, the SUV models will be the "Cruiser" series, and the MPV models will be the "Landing Ship" series.
On March 5, BYD announced more specifications for the Destroyer 05, showing that the car will be equipped with an 8.8-inch LCD instrument screen and a 12.8-inch rotatable center console.
The model supports 5G network connectivity and functions including remote control driving and external discharge.