Hei Norge! Everything you need to know about the BYD Tang EV

The BYD Tang is the second model in the Chinese manufacturer’s ‘Dynasty’ series of passenger vehicles. It gets its name from the Tang Dynasty, one of the most prosperous of all Chinese dynasties. The first-gen Tang even became the top-selling plug-in hybrid car in the world in 2016.

The second-gen model, which debuted at Auto China in April 2018, will make its European debut in the Norwegian car market this August. The all-electric 7-seat SUV, BYD Tang EV, will be marketed and sold through RSA, a Scandinavian importer.

Take a look at what we know about the BYD Tang EV ahead of its Norwegian launch

Design

The BYD Tang EV is a mid-size SUV aimed at family car buyers. It measures 4870 mm in length, 1950 mm in width, and 1725 mm in height, with a 2820 mm wheelbase. The front fascia carries a trapezoidal upper grille along with several chrome highlights. Other noteworthy elements include a larger lower grille and sleek headlamps. The side profile features a rising beltline, while the neatly sculpted creases prevent the Tang from looking slab-sided. The rear-end carries wrap-around LED taillamps with a light bar running between the two units. The tail section even gets a roof spoiler and a rather sporty bumper. The 20-inch wheels, together with the 190 mm ground clearance, give the Tang a rather bold stance. 

BYD Tang EV interior
In its second generation now, the BYD Tang became the largest-selling plug-in hybrid car in the world back in 2016. Image: BYD

Interior

Based on the customer feedback, the cabin of the BYD Tang has been updated for the Norwegian model. The e-SUV offers a seven-seat layout to appeal to large families. The seats are upholstered in brown leather with waffle stitching. Moreover, the front seats are ventilated as well as heated. Users can rotate the large infotainment display (12.8-inch unit) horizontally or vertically as per the user’s requirements, and the car comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Other highlights of the cabin include a large panoramic sunroof, LED ambient lighting available in 31 configurations, 4G connectivity, options that owners can update through Over-the-Air technology, a 360-degree camera, electronic parking brake, and DAB radio.

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Specifications

The Norway-spec BYD Tang EV features a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup that offers a range of 400 km per WLTP (combined). The electric motors draw their juice from an 86.4 kWh battery (166 Wh/kg) and will be capable of propelling this e-SUV to 100 km/h from standstill in 4.6 seconds and to a top speed of 180 km/h. Together, the two motors offer 509 hp/380 kW & 660 Nm of torque. The maximum charging power supported is 7 kW on AC and 110 kW on DC.

The battery for the Norwegian-spec Tang EV is the new Blade Battery with lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) compound in a cell-to-pack (CTP) system. The Tang EV has a total weight of 3060 kg and a towing capacity of 1410 kg. 

BYD Tang EV at Shanghai Port heading to Norway
The BYD Tang EV offers a driving range of up to 400 km (WLTP, combined) and can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds. It uses an 86.4 kWh ‘Blade’ battery. Image: BYD

BYD Tang EV FAQs

What is the release date of the Tang EV?

Deliveries are to commence in August in Norway. For this year, BYD has set a regional sales target of 1,500 units.

Which are the core competitors to the BYD Tang?

The BYD Tang would be an affordable alternative to the Audi e-tron and Tesla Model Y.

What is the price of the BYD Tang EV?

In Norway, the BYD Tang EV will be offered in a 7-seat, fully-loaded version for 599,900 NOK.

Featured image source: BYD