The Song L will be built at BYD's three production sites in Shenzhen, Changsha, and Hefei, and will be offered in single-motor and dual-motor versions.
BYD's (OTCMKTS: BYDDY) shooting brake SUV Song L may not be too far away from hitting the market, with the model entering a regulatory filing catalog.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) today released its latest catalog of models that will soon be allowed to be sold in China for public comment, and the BYD Song L is included.
The public can submit feedback between August 15 and August 21. Entry into the catalog is the last major regulatory process before a model is allowed to be sold in China.
Three versions of the BYD Song L made it into the catalog, all of them battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that will be produced at BYD's three bases in Shenzhen, Changsha, Hunan province, and Hefei, Anhui province.
The model measures 4,840 mm in length, 1,950 mm in width and 1,560 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,930 mm.
Two of the three versions are powered by a single motor with peak power of 150 kW and 230 kW respectively, while the other version is powered by dual motors with peak power of 150 kW and 230 kW respectively.
The BYD Song L is powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries, with cells and packs supplied by BYD's battery division, FinDreams, at its Jinan, Shandong province, production facility. Information on the model's battery pack capacity is unknown.
BYD unveiled the Song L concept on April 18, the first day of the Shanghai auto show, which is the premium B-class pure-electric SUV in BYD's Dynasty series.
The Song L combines BYD's pioneering technologies for young users who are looking for a stylish and sporty vehicle, the company said at the time.
Song L is an SUV that combines sportiness and power with a styling that breaks with tradition and is the aesthetics of the new generation of Dynasty product array, it said.
On August 11, BYD posted four exterior images of the Song L on Weibo, saying the model will be a B-class flagship shooting brake SUV.
The Song L will be the latest addition to the Song family of BYD's Dynasty lineup, which is expected to boost sales of the family's models.
The BYD brand's model lineup includes the Dynasty Series and Ocean Series, and the Song family models include the Song Pro DM-i and Song Max DM-i from the Dynasty Series, and the Song Plus EV and Song Plus DM-i from the Ocean Series.
BYD sold a record 262,161 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in July, including 261,105 passenger cars, and 1,056 commercial vehicles.
The Dynasty range of Song models sold 18,800 units and the Ocean range of Song models sold 32,458 units in July.