The Denza D9 is expected to deliver more than 3,000 units in October and 5,000-7,000 units in November, an executive said.
(Image credit: Zhao Changjiang Weibo)
Denza, a joint venture between BYD and the Mercedes-Benz Group in which BYD has a majority stake, is pushing hard to market its D9 MPV and has high hopes for it.
Deliveries of the Denza D9 will begin at the end of September, with deliveries this month expected to be in the hundreds, Zhao Changjiang, general manager of the brand's sales division, said on Weibo on September 2.
Deliveries of the model are a month later than expected, due to the impact of European suppliers and the previous Covid outbreak in Shanghai, Zhao said.
Around September 10, the Denza D9 will arrive at all Denza showrooms in China and will gradually start allowing test drives, according to Zhao.
Denza D9 is expected to be able to deliver more than 3,000 units in October, up to 5,000-7,000 units in November, 10,000 units in December and 10,000 units in January, according to Zhao.
Hours after the Denza D9 went on pre-sale on May 16, Danza announced that the model had received more than 3,000 pre-orders within 30 minutes. On July 19, Zhao said the D9 had more than 30,000 pre-orders.
On August 23, the model officially went on sale with a choice of two power forms, including a hybrid version using BYD's DM-i system and an all-electric version.
The hybrid version is available in four options with a price range of RMB 329,800 ($48,100) to 439,800, slightly lower than the previous pre-sale price range of RMB 335,000-445,000.
The all-electric version of the Denza D9 is offered in three options, one more than the two in the pre-sale, with a price range of RMB 389,800 to 459,800.
The Denza D9 is also available in a limited edition with a Founding Edition model priced at RMB 660,000.
Shortly after the model's official launch, Zhao announced that the D9 received 10,206 non-refundable orders within one hour.
Shenzhen Denza New Energy Automotive Co Ltd was established in February 2011 as a joint venture between BYD and Daimler, with each holding a 50 percent stake, the first Sino-foreign joint venture in China to focus on NEVs. in February 2022, the Daimler brand was rebranded as Mercedes-Benz.
At the end of January 24, BYD said in an announcement that it had signed an equity transfer agreement with Daimler for Denza, which will increase BYD's stake in the company to 90 percent and reduce Daimler's stake to 10 percent. The share transfer has now been completed.