The Yuan family of models sold 39,160 units in April, making it the second highest-selling model for the month.

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BYD (OTCMKTS: BYDDY) today officially launched the 2023 Yuan Pro, a compact SUV originally rolled out by BYD in March 2021.

The improved version of the Yuan Pro is offered in three versions with starting prices of RMB 95,800 ($13,500), RMB 105,800 and RMB 113,800 respectively.

BYD started the pre-sale for the 2023 Yuan Pro on April 7, when the pre-sale prices for these three versions were RMB 99,800, RMB 109,800 and RMB 119,800 respectively.

Compared with the pre-sales, the launch prices of the three versions of the 2023 Yuan Pro has been reduced by RMB 4,000, RMB 4,000 and RMB 6,000 respectively.

The model's length and height are 4,375 mm, 1,785 mm and 1,680 mm respectively, with a wheelbase of 2,535 mm.

It continues the Dragon Face 3.0 design language of the previously available model.

The 2023 Yuan Pro is based on the BYD e-Platform 3.0 and features an electric motor with a maximum power of 70 kW and a maximum torque of 180 Nm, accelerating from 0 to 50 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

The car offers two range versions, with a CLTC range of 320 km and 401 km, respectively. It is equipped with a lithium iron phosphate battery pack with a capacity of 38 kWh and 47.04 kWh, respectively.

The 2023 BYD Yuan Pro supports DC fast charging, which can replenish energy from 30 percent to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

The previously available BYD Yuan Pro was launched on March 21, 2021, when two versions were offered at a subsidized price of RMB 121,300 and RMB 131,400, respectively.

China's purchase subsidies for new energy vehicles (NEVs) end at the end of 2022, and the country's purchase tax exemption for such models was extended until the end of this year.

BYD sold 210,295 NEVs in April, up 98.31 percent from 106,042 units in the same month last year and up 1.55 percent from 207,080 units in March, according to data released on May 2.

Yuan family models sold 39,160 units in April, the second-highest-selling BYD model for the month, according to data monitored by CnEVPost. This represents a 158.18 percent year-on-year increase, but a 3.07 percent decrease from March.

The Yuan family of models includes the Yuan Pro as well as the Yuan Plus, for which breakdown sales figures are not available.

The Qin family of models sold a record 42,202 units in April, making it the highest-selling BYD model for the month.

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