BYD has unveiled the 2022 Tang EV facelift in China. The BYD Tang had made its debut at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show, and has received a facelift after almost 3.5 years of its existence.
In terms of appearance t he new Tang gets the latest iteration of BYD’s signature ‘Dragon Face’ design and a re-sculpted sportier bumper with more aggressive outer ends, a full-width horizontal bar that flows into the side air vents, and a taller lower air intake are the other changes at the front. Overall the revised fascia makes it look more reminiscent to the BYD Han sedan.
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On the sides, the new Tang EV features new 21-inch alloy wheels, which are matched by the new generation of Michelin PS4 tires with 265/45R 21, for better performance in terms of grip and tranquility. At the rear, a sportier bumper with re-positioned light reflectors, black fins, and small vertical air outlets offer enhanced styling.
Exterior of BYD Tang facelift
Inside, the redesigned interior consists of a sleeker and more fluidic dashboard, a twin-spoke steering wheel, new AC vents, and a revised center console which instead of 12.8-inch unit in pre-facelift model, now gets 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system that (like before) can rotate to adapt landscape or portrait orientation. It also gets Dynaudio system, as well as DiLink 4.0 (5G) intelligent network connection system and DiPilot autonomous driving system, the logo of which is there on the a flat bottom multi-function steering wheel.
Interior of BYD Tang facelift
This is also the first time that the BYD Tang is being offered as 6-seater. The second row is equipped with two captain seats which benefits from ventilation, heating, and massage functions. The new seating layout is aimed at comfort-focused customers.
As for dimensions, the new BYD Tang EV measures 4,900 mm in length, 1,950 mm in width, and 1,725 mm in height. It uses a larger 108.8 kWh Blade battery pack that consists of LFP cells.
The 2022 Tang EV will come in single-motor 2WD and dual-motor 4WD variants that deliver a CLTC range of 730 km and 635 km respectively. These are significant improvements from the current model’s 565 km (2WD) and 505 km (4WD) range figures. The single motor variant consumes 15.6 kWh per 100 km while the dual motor version 17.6 kWh per 100 km. The latter uses a combination of a 180 kW motor and a 200 kW motor and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, thanks to a combined output of 380 kW which equivalent to 517hp.
|Aspect||Single Motor Specification||Dual Motor Specification|
|Energy Consumption||15.6 kWh/100 km||17.6 kWh/100 km|
|Range (CLTC)||730 km||635 km|
|Motor Power||To Be Announced||180 kW + 200 kW|
|0-100 km/h Acceleration Time||To Be Announced||4.4 seconds|
The new 2022 BYD Tang EV will go on sale in its home market of China in the middle of May and will begin reaching export markets thereafter. Prices will be revealed later this month which are expected to witness an increase of around 300,000 yuan (PKR 8.6 lac).
The Tang is considered as one of the most successful products of BYD and is also available in export markets already, including Europe and is about to be introduced in Australia, and other RHD markets where it will be marketed as Atto 3. Also, BYD cars are the official state cars in the Bahamas and were seen carrying the British royal couple of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on their recent visit to the island.
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