Earlier this year, Chinese EV giant BYD formally launched its premium electric sub-brand called Yangwang along with its first model – the Yangwang U8 SUV. At that time the company only revealed its exterior but now BYD has released interior images of the U8 and we must say it’s as impressive as the exterior.
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The interior of the U8 looks really cozy & comfortable, which shows the Yangwang has gone above and beyond what auto enthusiasts have come to anticipate from lavish cabins in offroad vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and Range Rover. The cabin has the formal sense of a Bentley or Rolls-Royce.
“Halo Cockpit” is Yangwang’s moniker for interior design. All of the seats are upholstered in brown Nappa leather, and there’s a sky roof with a floating starry sky headliner that can be customized in various design patterns.
A vertical 12.8-inch Galaxy curved screen with a 37° inclination angle comes along with the Yangwang U8. It makes use of a curved OLED display with vibrant colors and great contrast. The 23.6-inch instrument panel and passenger entertainment screen are also there and are visible through the Galaxy’s curved screen’s back.
Yangwang U8 interior
Under the main control screen, there are physical buttons and levers, and the center console has a wireless charging panel. There are 5 air conditioner ducts located on top of the center console. There is a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel with four spokes. The bottom of the wheel can be utilized to change the driving/ terrain mode in addition to having an auxiliary driving indication light on top.
Two 12.8-inch floating screens provide entertainment for the back-row passengers. The Evidence Series Hi-End audio system, which has 22 speakers, completes the interior and provides occupants with a 3D immersive audio experience. The U8 will be available in both 5-seat and 7-seat configurations, despite the fact that the company’s interior photos released at this point only show us a 5-seat version.
Yangwang U8 will make its official premiere at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show on the 18th of April. BYD had earlier revealed that presales of the U8 would begin at the event, and will be formally launched alongside the Yangwang U9 electric sports car. It will challenge the electric Mercedes G-Wagon and Hummer EV, but exact pricing has yet to be revealed.
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