Chinese brand Byton prepares competitors Tesla and Mercedes-Benz EQJune 6, 2018
Byton during the presentation of its first electric crossover made a lot of noise at last year’s exhibition in Las Vegas. As it turned out, this project is far from a dummy, and the brand is preparing two more models, which will soon be sold not only in the US, but also in Europe.
The first car of the brand, as mentioned above, was an electric crossover with a daring design, an “autopilot” and two engines, the total capacity of which is 476 horsepower, although in the base version the cross will have only one 272-hp motor. In a press release, which turned out to be in our possession, it is said that next year will begin mass production of this car. First, it will be sold on the local market, but already in 2020 Byton is going to bring this model to the markets of the US and Europe. At the exhibition in Las Vegas, the representatives of the brand reported that this car will cost from 45,000 US dollars.
The second reason for this news was the announcement of the new Byton model. This is a sports sedan, of which there are not so many known. Byton sent us these teasers, which can not see very much and many details, but wait for the official presentation of the concept is not long: it will be held June 12 at the CES Asia in Shanghai.
Well, the third car of the brand will be a minivan. About it Byton has not yet reported anything, but it will also be electric.
Such a sharp start was made possible by the fact that Byton wrote in a press release that one of the oldest automobile companies of China – FAWAutomotive Works – invested in this project. The exact amount of investments was not disclosed, but they amounted to “hundreds millions dollars.”
Byton was founded in China, but at the moment it is an international project. The research and development department is located in Nanjing, the software development and autonomous technology department is located in Silicon Valley, and the headquarters in Munich are responsible for the design. The offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are responsible for marketing, quality control and investment.