Cars 2021

BYD Song Max 2020 – modern Chinese minivan

The Chinese minivan BYD Song Max 2019-2020 is officially presented and is ready for serial production. Modern, stylish and original novelty BYD Auto 7-seater minivan Bid Son Max in the serial version was almost an exact copy of the prototype BYD Song MPV, shown in the spring of 2020 as part of the auto show in Shanghai. Interestingly, the new Chinese MPV is offered by the manufacturer both with traditional ICEs (2.0-liter 140-strong and 1.5 turbo with a power of 153 forces) and with a hybrid 450-horsepower powerplant – BYD Song Max Hybrid (petrol 153-horsepower turbo and a pair of electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles). Sales of the new BYD Song Max on the Chinese market will start in September this year at a price of 100,000 yuan (just over 890 thousand rubles) for the base version of the minivan with a gasoline engine, the cost of the plug-in hybrid version of MPV has not yet been announced by the manufacturer.

photo BYD Song Max 2019-2020

At once it is necessary to note that the new cars BYD Song Max (Bud Song Max) received a stylish exterior design of the body, decided in the newest corporate style “Dragon Face” by BYD Auto. The appearance of the novelty turned out to be truly European, which, of course, is the merit of the new chief designer of the Chinese company Wolfgang Egger, who previously created the stylish bodies of Alfa Romeo and Audi cars .

photo BYD Song Max 2019-2020 front view

  • The outer overall dimensions of the body of the BYD Song Max 2019-2020 are 4680 mm in length, 1810 mm in width, 1680 mm in height, with 2785 mm of wheelbase and 145 mm of ground clearance.
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/55 R17 tires are standard on the new minivan, and larger 18-inch alloy wheels with original design and rubber 225/50 R18 (standard on the BYD Song Max Hybrid) are available as an option.

photo BYD Song Max Hybrid 2019-2020 front view

The appearance of the new Chinese 7-seater van is really bright and stylish. A team of designers led by the German Wolfgang Josef Egger awarded the van with a mass of original parts that create a modern image of the car. Interestingly, the petrol versions of BYD Song Max and the two-way driven BYD Song Max Hybrid are almost indistinguishable from each other (the hybrid minivan has a more expressive falshradiator grille, larger wheels, all-LED head optics, parking lights and fog lights in the base). All these details, understandable business, are available and petrol BYD Song Max, but as additional options.

Photo BYD Song Max 2019-2020 side view

Throwing aside the details recognize that the exterior design of the body of the new Chinese minivan is chic. The novelty at the same time looks sporty and representative, moreover, the car is really beautiful.

The front part of the body with narrowed headlights of the head light, a huge bumper with pronounced slits of air intakes and a grand falshradiator grating in the form of a glass for wine.

photo BYD Song Max 2019-2020 rear view

The body of the minivan in the profile shows a sporty and dynamic silhouette: a compact hood, a heavily piled back windshield frame, a dome-shaped roofline that slowly escapes to the stern of the car, athletic punching and charismatic ribs on the sidewalls, high sash line, compact glasses and, of course, The chip is like an absent rear post providing a floating roof.

Even the rear of the new 7-seat Chinese Chinese MPV looks stylish, and it’s better to say – it’s easy and airy. In the presence of a solid-sized luggage compartment door with a compact glass, topped with a spoiler, and decorated with a chrome horizontal bar, accentuating the neat drops of LED parking lights. Also there is a strict bumper, supplemented with fog lights and diffuser.

photo interior BYD Song Max 2019-2020

From ourselves we want to add that the Chinese minivan BYD Song Max will not get lost on the background of bright European, Japanese and American classmates, and even, perhaps, will eclipse some of them with its stylish appearance.

Photo interior BYD Song Max Hybrid 2019-2020

The interior of the novelty is 7-seater by default with three rows of seats and a landing formula of 2 + 3 + 2. In the first row are perfectly profiled seats for the driver and front passenger with moderate side support rollers and a long pillow. The seat of the second row is a separate 40/60, capable of moving on the sled along the cabin and changing the angle of the backrest. In the third row there are two separate armchairs. But only to be placed on the gallery is comfortable only for school-age children.
The backrests of the seats of the second and third row folding form an even surface of the floor of the luggage compartment, significantly increasing the cargo capacity of the luggage compartment.

The interior of the BYD Song Max is of high quality with a modern architecture of the front panel and center console, thoughtful to the smallest detail of ergonomics and, of course, an excellent set of advanced equipment. The choice of buyers will be offered two versions of Space and Sport, differing from each other by the design of not only the interior, but also the bodywork.

The photo shows BYD Song Space in the most saturated configuration with fully LED adaptive headlights, LED fog lights and LED flashlights, leather interior trim (seats, door cards, armrests and the top of the torpedo), a combined instrument panel (analog speedometer and tachometer, a large color graphic screen of the route computer), a static installed huge vertical color touch screen multimedia system a la Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X (management of all equipped Car multimedia – navigation, dual-zone climate control).

As well as the driver’s and front passenger’s seats with electric adjustment, heating and ventilation, keyless access to the passenger compartment and the start / stop button of the engine, electric parking brake and automatic parking, electric rear view mirrors with automatic folding and heating, electric drive of all side windows And tailgate, cruise control, panoramic glass roof with a hatch, 6-ti airbags and stabilization system.

Inside the BYD Song Max Hybrid there is an even larger color touchscreen multimedia system that can rotate (vertical or horizontal picture), a mass of additional buttons and a joystick that provide settings for the operation of the hybrid power plant.

Specifications BYD Song Max 2019-2020. The new Chinese minivan is based on a simple front-wheel-drive platform. Suspension of front wheels independent with McPherson struts, rear semi-independent with torsion bar, disc brake, power steering electric.

Under the hood of conventional petrol versions of BYD Song Max two four-cylinder engines from the company with 6 MKPP or robotic gearbox 6 DCT will be prescribed.

  • The initial engine is atmospheric 2.0-liter 140-strong. This motor is quite old and is known for the BYD G6 sedan and BYD S6 crossover .
  • The more powerful 1.5 Turbo engine (153 HP) and the company with the preselective “robot” 6 DCT is satisfied with the combined mode of movement of only 7.6 liters of fuel. This engine debuted under the hood of the budget sedan BYD F5 .
  • The plug-in hybrid version of the new Chinese MPV – BYD Song Max Hybrid stands apart. Capable of recharging from the outlet, the minivan is equipped with a hybrid powerplant, consisting of a petrol 153-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and two electric motors, one on the front and rear axles (each 110 kW and 250 Nm). According to preliminary information, the total output of the hybrid power plant is 333 kW (more than 450 horsepower) with a maximum torque of 740 Nm.

It only remains to add that BYD Auto is the leader in the Chinese market for the production of innovative hybrid cars. It’s enough just to remember the phenomenally powerful 505-hp hybrid BYD Tang crossover and its ultimate 555-strong version of the BYD Tang Ultimate Edition.

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