officially launched the Han DM-i, Han DM-p, Han EV Founding Edition and Han EV Green Edition on Sunday.

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The new variants of BYD's (OTCMKTS: BYDDY, HKG: 1211) flagship sedan Han seem to have gained a good initial acceptance.

As of 20:30 Beijing time on April 10, BYD Han DM-i, Han DM-p, Han EV Founding Edition and Han EV Green Edition have accumulated 48,136 orders, the company said Sunday evening.

The four new variants were officially launched at an event starting at 14:30 on Sunday. However, it is worth noting that the Han DM-i and Han DM-p have been available for pre-order since March 19.

The BYD Han was originally launched in July 2020, when an all-electric version, the Han EV, and a plug-in hybrid, the Han DM, were offered.

BYD launched the Han DM-i and Han DM-p models on Sunday based on the Han DM, with a combined range of up to 1,300 kilometers.

The Han DM-i has a post-subsidy price range of RMB 215,800 ($33,900) โ€“ RMB 289,800, lower than the pre-sale price range of RMB 216,800 โ€“ RMB 292,800 announced by BYD late last month. Han DM-p is available in only one version, priced at RMB 319,800, lower than the pre-sale price of RMB 322,800.

BYD also offered new options for the EV model yesterday, including the Han EV Founding Edition as well as a green limited edition with a price range of RMB 269,800 - RMB 329,800.

These new variants of the Han bring orders that will undoubtedly make the wait for BYD consumers to get deliveries longer.

BYD's cumulative order backlog reached 400,000 units and are still increasing month by month, local media Cailian reported late last month, citing minutes of the company's investor meeting.

BYD's Han DM-i model has received good order performance since its launch, and sales of the Han series are expected to exceed 30,000 units in a single month, the minutes show.

BYD's flagship Han family of sedans sold 12,359 units in March, up 20 percent year-on-year and up 33 percent from 9,290 units in February, according to figures released by the company earlier this month.