All versions of the 2023 Song Plus are priced RMB 10,000 lower than the pre-sale.
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BYD today officially launched the 2023 Song Plus line of SUVs, after starting their pre-sale 10 days ago.
As it has done previously, BYD is calling these revamped models Champion Editions, including the plug-in hybrid Song Plus DM-i and the all-electric Song Plus EV.
The new Song Plus DM-i is available in four versions with starting prices of RMB 159,800 ($22,320), RMB 169,800, RMB 179,800 and RMB 189,800 respectively.
Compared to the June 8 pre-sale, all versions of the Song Plus DM-i are priced RMB 10,000 lower.
The previously available Song Plus DM-i was offered in seven versions with starting prices ranging from RMB 154,800 to RMB 218,800.
It is worth noting, however, that the Song Plus DM-i's two previously least expensive versions had a battery range of just 51 kilometers, which BYD has eliminated for the improved version of the model.
The entry-level version of the new Song Plus DM-i has a battery range of 110 kilometers and the final price is lower than the previous 110-kilometer range version at RMB 167,800.
The Song Plus EV Champion Edition also comes in four versions, starting at RMB 169,800, RMB 179,800, RMB 189,800 and RMB 209,800 respectively, all of which are RMB 10,000 less than the price at the time of pre-sale.
Three versions of the new Song Plus EV have a 520 km CLTC range and one version has a 605 km CLTC range.
The previously available 2022 Song Plus EV had only two versions, starting at RMB 186,800 and RMB 203,800 respectively. They both have an NEDC range of 505 km.
The length, width and height of the new BYD Song Plus are 4,775 mm, 1,890 mm and 1,670 mm respectively, with a wheelbase of 2,765 mm.
For comparison, the old Song Plus has a length, width and height of 4,705 mm, 1,890 mm and 1,680 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,765 mm.
BYD's product array includes the Dynasty series and the Ocean series, and the Song family models include both the Song Pro DM-i and Song Max DM-i in the Dynasty series and the Song Plus series in the Ocean series.
BYD sold 240,220 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in May, including 239,092 new energy passenger vehicles, and 1,128 new energy commercial vehicles.
Its Dynasty series passenger cars sold 125,515 units in May, and the Ocean series sold 102,572 units.
In May, the Dynasty Series Song sold 13,685 units and the Ocean Series Song Plus sold 24,329 units, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.
($1 = RMB 7.1609)