Byton is primarily focused on delivering the M-Byte, its 250-mile all-electric EV, by 2020. But the Chinese EV start-up is also planning to quickly follow-up in 2021 with the K-Byte, a sedan built on the same platform. Byton’s first two models are similar in proportion to the Tesla Model S and X.
Most of the fanfare about the K-Byte concerns its automated features. Those are being developed in collaboration with Aurora, led by Chris Urmson, the self-driving tech pioneer. The concept version of the K-Byte is adorned with prominent but retractable sensors – employed to enable the K-Byte to achieve a high degree of autonomy on many (but not all) roadways.