BYTON's first vehicle is a small all-electric SUV, is planned to hit the Chinese market next year before coming to the US and Europe in 2020. Prototypes are currently being tested on public roads and on private test tracks.
With its masculine proportions and a length of 191 inches (4.85 meters), the first BYTON shows its new design aesthetics in every aspect, including the closed front-end fascia, disappearing door handles, hidden antennas and a sleek, sloping roofline.
Conventional automotive styling features are giving way to innovative design icons. Side-view cameras replace side mirrors, iconic face recognition cameras provide user identification and BYTON Smart Surfaces show a situation-based interacting light design. These are just some of the intelligent signature elements that reinforce the visible digital power of the vehicle.
Company is not only creating an electric vehicle, but also building a bridge between tradition and vision. The interior design character of a BYTON arises from the contrast between high-tech details and high-class materials. BYTON vehicles will be driven by innovation and craftsmanship, no less. Inviting color concepts, luxury materials and traditional craftsmanship blend with flair to give a bespoke lounge experience. All seats are designed to be individually adjustable so you can stay cosy at all times. Sidepods under the armrest of the front seats provide exclusive storage space for items such as tablets or e-readers. The lounge feeling is intensified by outstanding digital provisions. First, be wide-eyed with the 49-inch coast-to-coast BYTON Shared Experience Display. Experience gesture control through BYTON Air Touch, interact using voice command and activate the main controls with the BYTON Driver Tablet.
The company claims to be able to charge the battery pack to «80% in just 30 minutes.»
The BYTON M-Byte AWD is the top-of-the-range AWD model with the 95kWh battery. The production is expected to begin in 2019. It is propelled by two electric motors with a combined practical output of 350kW providing 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque. It’s estimated EPA 323-mile range enables you to travel confidently without range-anxiety.