The Denza N7 will be available in single- and dual-motor versions, with an option for LiDARs, which are set on both sides of the front bumper.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) today announced the latest batch of models that will be allowed to be sold in China, and the Denza N7 is included in the list.
The public can submit their feedback on the list between March 9 and March 15. Entry into the catalog is the last major regulatory process before a model is allowed to be sold in China.
The Denza N7 is available in four versions, including two single-motor versions and two dual-motor versions, the former with a motor with peak power of 230 kW and the latter with an additional motor with peak power of 160 kW.
The vehicle measures 4,860 mm in length, 1,935 mm in width and 1,602 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,940 mm. It can reach a top speed of 180 km/h.
The Denza N7 will be powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries from BYD's battery division, FinDreams Battery.
It will be offered with the LiDARs, which are set on both sides of the front bumper, similar to the setup of the Xpeng G9.
On December 20, Zhao Changjiang, general manager of Denza's sales division, shared six spy photos of the SUV on Weibo, showing what the model could look like.
In the comments section of that Weibo, Zhao said the SUV is aimed at capturing the market for traditional internal combustion engine cars priced around 400,000 yuan ($57,440).
The model's exterior restores much of the design of Denza's concept car INCEPTION, which was unveiled at the Chengdu auto show on August 26, 2022.
Denza's previously announced 2023 new vehicle plan shows that it will release two new vehicles this year, the Denza N7, a five-seat midsize SUV, and the Denza N8, a midsize SUV with six and seven-seat layouts.
Denza was established in February 2011 as a joint venture between BYD and Daimler, with each of them holding a 50 percent stake at the time. Last year, BYD's stake in Denza was increased to 90 percent.
Denza's only model currently on sale, the D9 MPV, went on sale on August 23, 2022, with deliveries starting October 26.
The brand sold 7,325 vehicles in February, up 13.76 percent from 6,439 in January, according to figures it announced earlier this month.
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