BYD Shark pickup truck debuts with a plug-in hybrid mill

BYD Shark pickup truck debuts with a plug-in hybrid mill

SAUDI ARABIA : BYD has revealed its highly-awaited Shark pickup truck, all set to compete in the mid-size pickup segment against the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. Equipped with a PHEV powertrain, it boasts a significant advantage over its competitors. 

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  • How many variants of the Shark pickup truck will be available?

    The Shark pickup truck will be available in two variants: GL and GS.
  • What kind of powertrain does the Shark pickup truck have?

    The Shark pickup truck boasts a plug-in hybrid powertrain featuring a dual-motor setup.
  • BYD SharkThe BYD Shark features a traditional double-cab pickup truck design with amazing features such as C-shaped LED DRLs and a prominent BYD emblem at the front. The lighting theme is distinctive and extends to the rear.

    The interior of the Shark is completely driver-centric, featuring a 12.8-inch central touchscreen for infotainment and a 10.25-inch LCD instrument panel. Additionally, it boasts a 12-inch head-up display (HUD) and smartphone connectivity with seamless integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

    BYD SharkThe Shark pickup truck will be available in two variants: GL and GS. The pick-up truck measures 1971 mm wide, 1925 mm tall, and 5457 mm long with a 3260 mm wheelbase. It has an outstanding 835 kg payload capacity and 2,500 kg towing capacity all thanks to its sturdy body-on-frame construction. For enhanced performance, it features independent rear and front suspension.

    The Shark pickup truck boasts a plug-in hybrid powertrain featuring a dual-motor setup. The rear motor produces 201 hp and 340 Nm of torque, while the front motor can generate up to 228 hp and 310 Nm of torque. The combined output is rated at 435 hp.

    BYD SharkThis dynamic pairing allows the pickup truck to accelerate swiftly in just 5.7 seconds from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour, reaching a top speed of 160 kilometres per hour.

    The Shark features a 29.58-kWh battery pack, generating around 100 kilometres of pure electric NEDC range. It boasts a swift charging time of approximately 20 minutes for the battery to charge from 30% to 80%. In the pure gasoline mode, it can travel up to 840 km.

    The BYD Shark colour options include Marmara Black, Pallas White, and Atlantis Gray.

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