World premiere for Byton's M-Byte SUV in Frankfurt
Byton, the Chinese premium brand for smart electric vehicles, unveiled its first vehicle, the M-Byte SUV at the IAA Frankfurt. With the innovative M-Byte cockpit, centered around the 48-inch-wide curved Display - the world´s largest display in a production car - Byton is fulfilling its promise of integrating pioneering user-centric technology that changes the way people spend time in their cars.
The M-Byte is a premium SUV and Byton´s first product to go into series production in its own plant in Nanjing (China).
The entry level M-Byte with a single rear-mounted electric motor will provide peak output of 272 PS, which allows an average range of 360 kilometres. The 4WD high level configuration mounts a second electric motor at the front and is rated 408 PS, with an average possible range of 435 kilometres. The battery capacity of the Byton´s M-Byte entry level model will be 72 kWh. The 4WD high level model has a battery capacity of approximately 95 kWh.
According to regional market conditions, fast DC charging is up to 150kW and AC charging between 3.7kW and 22kW. DC charging time on a 150kW charger will be approx. 35 minutes (up to 80%).
The Byton M-Byte is positioned in the premium segment with a starting price of 45,000 excluding VAT and governmental subsidies.
Byton plans to start production for China in mid-2020. Pre-orders in Europe and North America will start in 2020, followed by market entry in 2021.