Is this the Chinese Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid equivalent? It too packs a 16 kWh battery.

After years of successful sales of che onventional Song MAX 7-seat MPV, BYD finally has introduced in China a plug-in hybrid version, the BYD Song MAX PHEV (aka Song MAX DM).

The car will be available in five versions from 149,900 CNY ($22,273) to 196,900 CNY ($29,257) and two seat configurations: 2+3+2 or 2+2+2.

According to sales stats in China, in March the first 66 units were delivered.

BYD developed two versions of the Song MAX PHEV- with 10 kWh and 16 kWh batteries for up to 51 km (31.7 miles) and 81 km (50.3 miles) of all-electric range, respectively.

It's reasonable to expect decent 4-digit sales results in the coming months.

BYD Song MAX PHEV (16 kWh) specs:

  • 15.98 kWh battery
  • 81 km (50.3 miles) of all-electric range
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds
  • 0-100% charging in 5 h
  • front-wheel drive
  • system output of 223 kW and 490 Nm of torque (1.5L engine combined with 6-speed automatic transmission and 110 kW, 250 Nm electric motor)

BYD Song MAX PHEV (10 kWh) specs:

  • 9.98 kWh battery
  • 51 km (31.7 miles) of all-electric range
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds
  • 0-100% charging in 3 h
  • front-wheel drive
  • system output of 223 kW and 490 Nm of torque (1.5L engine combined with 6-speed automatic transmission and 110 kW, 250 Nm electric motor)

Gallery: BYD Song MAX PHEV

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