Blade Battery-powered Tang coming to Norway in late summer: BYD
BYD Co Ltd, fast-growing electric automobiles manufacturer from China, has revealed more information about the Tang crossover SUV that is expected to hit Norway public roads sometime in late summer this year. The all-electric Tang will be feature a 7-seat, well-equipped version for 599,900 NOK (US$70,000) with an 86.4-kWh battery that is powerful enough to offer a range of up to 505 km (roughly 314 miles) of NEDC range. The EV’s battery is the new Blade Battery, with lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) chemistry in a cell-to-pack (CTP) system.
As per latest information, production of the BYD Tang for Norway deliveries is set to start in the second quarter on 2021, while first customer deliveries through Norwegian distributor RSA should start in late summer.
To maximize its appeal for families, the BYD Tang’s 2021 model will feature seven seats and extremely high level of technology. The company also revealed that the new electric crossover SUV will also get over-the-air software updates from time to time.
In a newly released statement, the Chinese manufacturer said, “Following extensive customer demonstrations, BYD Tang’s 2021 model will feature seven seats to maximize its appeal for families. An extremely high level of technology for all occupants will, BYD believes, make the BYD Tang ‘a hugely attractive proposition’ capable of combining the daily commute with full-day family adventures on a single charge."
The key specs includes 86.4-kWh battery, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 4.6 seconds, top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph), dual motor all-wheel drive, system output 380 kW and 660 Nm, AC charging up to 7 kW, DC fast charging up to 110 kW (CCS Combo 2), and towing capacity of up to 1,410 kg.
The manufacturer also revealed that the Tang crossover SUV has received a major upgrade in terms of interior, with all seats boasting exclusivity and quality with brown leather and waffle stitching. Both front seats (driver seat and adjacent passenger seat) are ventilated and heated to provide the ultimate in comfort.
There is a large infotainment screen for the front seat occupants that can be rotated in either a vertical or horizontal format to suit specific vehicle displays. Its large panoramic glass roof lets natural light to enter the cabin from above and soothe everyone on-board. Strategic LED lighting can be adjusted to more than thirty different configurations to guarantee optimal comfort.
To provide connectivity, the BYD Tang will come equipped with 4G technology, DAB radio and over-the-air technology (OTA) that will also help the manufacturer pass time-to-time updates on to the Tang owners in the future.