- Byton is a Chinese all-electric automotive manufacturing brand established in 2017, can also be called a startup company that is co-founded by former BMW and Nissan motor executives with headquarters based on Nanjing, China.
- The ev SUV will come in two variants.
- The car has a 48-inch infotainment display known as Byton Stage that runs across the whole dashboard making it the world’s largest display integrated in a car.
- The front seats of the car can rotate inward for the front seat passengers to have an ease conversation with the rear seat passengers.
Byton is a Chinese all-electric automotive manufacturing brand established in 2017, co-founded by former BMW and Nissan motor executives with headquarters based on Nanjing, China. Recently this brand is planning a 2021 launch of their first vehicle compact luxury EV SUV known as M-Byte, the car is designed in Germany, engineered in Silicon and manufactured in China, the creation of this car literally took a world tour. The prototypes are being tested for the target to launch the car at the end of this year at the People’s Republic China and manufacturing it in United States and Europe next Year.
M-Byte will come in two variants, rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive, the rear wheel drive variant is powered by a single motor 72kWh battery pack which boosts a maximum power of about 270 hp and can do a marathon of 224 miles in a single charge. It can dash from zero to 62 mph in just 7.5 seconds. The all-wheel drive variant has power source from the combination of two motors with a 95 kWh battery that can generate a max power of about 402 hp and will be able to make a long run of about 286 miles in a single charge. The car can achieve a top speed of 190 kmph, the all-wheel drive variant can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds. Both the batteries can be charged by a 150-kW DC fast charger which can fast charge the battery up to 80% in just 35 minutes.
Beside performance, the EV is also equipped with amazing looks and packed with tech features, its LED headlamps glorify the muscular look of the SUV. The interior leather stitches, diamond pattern textures and metallic accents provide a royal look to the interior. The most eye catching feature in the interior is its 48-inch information display called the Byton Stage which will bound you to give a “WOW” compliment. The display runs across the entire dashboard which will give the front seat passengers an access to the settings, entertainment, smartphone connectivity, gauge display to the driver and many more. When M-Byte will enter the automotive market, it will have the largest infotainment display than any of the automobile infotainment display in the world.
It has a tablet screen on the steering wheel, touchpad on the center of the console and most interestingly the front seats can rotate inwards for the front seat passengers to have an ease conversation with the rear seat passengers, but don’t forget to pull over the car before doing it. The rear seat passengers come in two options, whether it will be three-cross bench or two seats which will be divided with tall console and cup holders at the center. The company claims that the cargo trunk will be around 550-1, 450 liters.
The production models had been manufactured as samples for registration and certification process and will be given the final touch up before being handed over to the customers. The deliveries of M-Byte was scheduled later this year in China and other countries, but due to the pandemic situations there are chances of delay in deliveries. The price of this EV is not yet revealed by the company but it is estimated to be around $45,000 (almost ₹35 lakhs) in the standard range and around $55,000 (almost ₹43 lakhs) in the long range.