A prominent Indian vlogger offers a walkaround tour of arguably the most powerful SUV in the world, the BYD Yangwang U8. It is a plug-in hybrid SUV with unbelievable specifications. Rajni Chaudhary is a famous Indian automobile content creator. In this current series, she brings us details of vehicles from the international markets. This is a great way to learn about what is going on in other countries when it comes to vehicles. Let us take a look at the details of this latest case.
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BYD Yangwang U8 SUV
The exterior of this SUV is extremely aggressive and bold. The front fascia is dominated by a gargantuan grille with chrome and lighting elements, LED DRLs, multiple cameras and radars. The bonnet is quite upright and the bumper is sturdy. On the sides, there are ginormous 22-inch alloy wheels, side steps to enhance ingress and egress for the passengers, roof rails, chrome elements, rugged side body cladding, stylish wheel arches, etc. At the rear, the SUV bears the typical design with a boot lid-mounted spare wheel, LED taillamps, solid bumper and more. Overall, the SUV will definitely make heads turn when it is on the road. It is 5.3 m in length, 2 m in width and 2 m in height.
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Interior and Features
The interior of this SUV confirms that it rivals the best luxury SUVs on the planet. There are modern and convenience features like a large digital instrument cluster, a large digital infotainment system, another touchscreen for the passenger, soft-touch leather materials, physical buttons, plenty of storage spaces, tons of equipment for active safety including 38 sensors, 16 cameras, 5 radars and more, a refrigerator, premium audio system, powered and ventilated seats with lumbar support and more. It has to be among the most feature-rich SUVs around.
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This is where things get a lot more interesting. The BYD Yangwang U8 hybrid SUV comes with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine which works as a power generator for the battery, essentially making it an EREV (Extended Range Electric Vehicle). It has a 49 kWh BYD Blade battery offering an all-electric range of 180 km. There are four electric motors – one on each wheel enabling a total power output of a jaw-dropping 1,180 hp and a max torque of 1,280 Nm. This propels the gigantic SUV from 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 secs. The battery can be charged from 30-80% in just 18 minutes with a 110 kW DC fast charger. As per the Indonesian market, this SUV costs Rs 1.6 Crore (in terms of INR). BYD already sells cars in India. Let us see if it ever brings it to our market.
|Specs||BYD Yangwang U8|
|Engine||2.0-litre petrol with 49 kWh battery|
|Electric Range||180 km|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||3.6 secs|
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