On Tuesday, some netizens found that BYD’s modified Tang EV model has appeared in the declaration list of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The front face of the new model seems to have been replaced with that of a BYD Han-like design. In particular, the air intake grille of the existing model of Tang EV has been replaced by a more striking chrome frame, and the “Tang” logo has been embedded in it.
The body and rear of this model have remained largely the same as before. The rear side of the vechile adopts closed off rims, with thicker rim styles and a slightly improved body length. The length, width and height of the new Tang EV will be 4900/1950/1725mm respectively, while the wheelbase will stretch 2820mm.
The declaration shows that this model is equipped with a 168kW motor, which is less powerful than the single-motor version of the current Tang EV. It is expected that the dual-motor four-wheel drive version will be launched in the future.
In addition, the energy density of the lithium phosphate blade battery of this model has been increased from the existing 140Wh/kg to 150Wh/kg, which is a considerable upgrade. For this reason, according to the previous new energy promotion information, the driving range of BYD’s new Tang EV two-wheel drive version will reach over 700 kilometers, while the four-wheel drive version will be able to reach 615 kilometers.
Currently, BYD Tang EV has three models on sale. The long range version starts from 279,500 yuan ($43,713). The four-wheel drive high performance version starts from 283,500 yuan and the four-wheel drive high performance flagship mode starts from 314,800 yuan. Each version is equipped with 86.4 kWh blade batteries, and the driving range is divided into 565 km and 505km.
It is expected that the new Tang EV model will be unveiled at Auto Guangzhou, which will open on November 19.