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BYD to Launch First Electric Pickup Truck


Thu 04 Apr 2024 | 11:55 AM
Israa Farhan

BYD, a Chinese automotive giant, is making strides in the global automotive market with its plans to introduce the world's first small electric truck later in 2024.

This move aims to challenge popular models like Toyota's HiLux, Ford's Ranger, and Isuzu Motors' D-Max.

The automotive industry has witnessed a growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) globally, with companies like BYD innovating to meet this demand.

BYD, the Chinese automotive behemoth, is set to unveil its inaugural small electric truck in the global market later this year, aiming to disrupt the dominance of established models like Toyota's HiLux, Ford's Ranger, and Isuzu Motors' D-Max.

Promotional clips released by BYD showcase the new truck, featuring a square-shaped double-cabin, painted in a camouflage blend of orange and blue, undergoing tests on an unspecified road.

While the company has not disclosed details regarding the transmission system, performance specifications, or pricing, it stated that the medium to full-sized truck would be the first of its kind in the company's lineup operating on the "new power source."

Although BYD vehicles are not sold in the United States, the automotive manufacturer is targeting markets in Asia, Australia, and South America, where small trucks enjoy significant popularity.

For instance, Toyota's HiLux, Isuzu's D-Max, and Ford's Ranger are among the top three best-selling vehicles in Australia. Last month, Isuzu Motors unveiled an electric version of the D-Max.

The small truck will add to BYD's extensive lineup of electric vehicles, which includes popular models like the Seagull Hatchback, retailing for 69,800 yuan (less than $10,000), to the ultra-luxurious Yangwang priced at 1.68 million yuan ($233,000).