14 Most Concerned Issues for BYD FCB Users

 

01. Regarding YunNian:

Q: When can the YunNian version be seen or delivered in the store?

A: The flagship version of fcb 5 YunNian is expected to be showcased in stores in early January 2024. You are welcome to come and taste it at that time. Batch delivery is expected to start in mid to late January, please stay tuned.

02. Regarding vehicles

Q: What should I do if ETC keeps showing that the service is being upgraded and cannot be used?
A: If your vehicle shows that the ETC service is being upgraded and cannot be activated, please go to the BYD FCB Automotive Sales Service Center to upgrade the vehicle’s infotainment. Once the upgrade is completed, it can be activated. This situation will be improved after subsequent OTA updates, please stay tuned.

Q: How does the dashboard exit simple mode?
A: How many schemes are used for the instrument of FCB 5. When the host is restarted or other situations occur that cause the central control to restart, the instrument panel will enter simple mode. In this mode, the instrument panel can continue to display driving related information normally without affecting the normal driving of the entire vehicle. After the system is normal, it may automatically exit the simple mode. If you have been in simple mode for a long time, you can try the following operations to switch back to normal instrument mode:
① Press and hold the multimedia scroll button on the auxiliary instrument panel for 3 seconds to restart the instrument information display system;
② After confirming the safety of the vehicle, operate the vehicle start switch to turn off the engine and then switch back to the “OK” gear.
If the instrument panel still displays simple mode after performing the above operations, it is recommended to contact the Equation Leopard Automotive Sales Service Center in a timely manner to check the vehicle.

Q: When will the leopard turn around and camping mode open?
A: The vehicle can be used normally in four scenario modes: camping mode, rest mode, screen wiping mode, and co driving mode (passenger seat). Leopard turn around mode and extreme endurance mode need to wait for subsequent OTA upgrades, and the specific time will be notified later.

Q: How should intelligent and forced power protection be set under different working conditions?
A: Intelligent battery protection: prioritize fuel economy while balancing the demand for battery maintenance; Compulsory battery protection: Priority should be given to battery maintenance, with SOC as close as possible to the set value; You can set it according to your own needs.

Q: After restarting the driving mode, it automatically returns to the economy mode and needs to be reset every time. Can this be optimized?
A: When the vehicle’s battery level is high, the vehicle will automatically switch to EV mode when powered on. It is recommended that you prioritize using EV mode. When the vehicle’s battery level is moderate, the vehicle will be powered on
Remember your last power mode (EV/HEV). At present, the vehicle supports powertrain (EV/HEV) memory function, but does not currently support driving mode memory. The default mode of the vehicle is economy mode.

Q: What is the situation where the turbocharger burns red?
A: Turbochargers only turn red when working under heavy loads, and similar situations may occur in models with turbocharging in the industry. The turbocharger of FCB 5 has complete thermal protection measures around it, and the surrounding components are made of high temperature resistant materials. At the same time, our front cabin is equipped with measures to prevent foreign objects from falling in, and has also undergone a lot of road and extreme working condition tests. Please rest assured.

Q:Why does FCB 5 beam rust?
A: The FCB 5 beam adopts automated welding technology. Due to the use of silicon manganese as a deoxidizer in standard welding wires, the yellow rust like substance on the beam is the silicon manganese oxide generated by the deoxidizer in standard welding wires, which adheres to the surface of the weld after cooling. Due to the non-conductivity of silicon manganese oxide, it cannot be electrophoretically painted, but it does not affect the rust prevention of the chassis. Please rest assured that we will continue to optimize the production process and minimize it as much as possible
Oxide adhesion enhances product aesthetics.

03. Other issues

Q: The promotion of fuel consumption and owner certification in the APP is up to January 31st. What if I am unable to pick up the car and participate?
A: The fuel consumption and the owner certification of DCD&Autohome are both phased activities. Currently, the second phase of the owner certification activity is being planned. In addition, BYD FCB will also launch more interactive activities in the future. Stay tuned and stay tuned.

Q: Can I still view order details and delivery progress on the mini program/APP if I directly order a car at a car show or store without placing an order on the app?
A: No, it must be paid from the app or mini program to view orders on the app or mini program.

Q: FCB 5 is equipped with a tow hook, do I need to take the C6 driver’s license test?
A: The optional trailer hook does not require a C6 driver’s license, but if you want to tow a motorhome on the road, you need to obtain a C6 driver’s license.

Q: There is no BYD FCB service store in my city yet, what about after-sales maintenance after picking up the car?
A: You can make an appointment to find BYD FCB stores that have already implemented after-sales functions on the official APP/mini program [My Store Query] page. For cities that have not yet covered after-sales functions, we will also authorize high-quality after-sales stores under BYD Group to provide you with after-sales service. Please pay attention to the subsequent official news.

Q: The vehicle has arrived at the store and cannot be picked up temporarily. What’s going on?
A: After the vehicle arrives at the store, there will be a period of time for pre delivery inspection and preparation of all vehicle procedures. Please be patient during this period.

Q: There are already product cars waiting to be delivered in the store, why can’t they be given priority to me?
A: FCB 5 adopts a customized production method, and each vehicle produced matches the corresponding customer’s order. Please be patient and we will deliver to you in the order of your order.

BYD’s lagging intelligent driving is finally catching up?

On January 16th, BYD held a grand “Dream Day” press conference.

For this press conference, BYD prepared for several months, and many people also waited for several months, because this press conference was scheduled in the second half of last year.

So many people are curious, is BYD going to amplify its tactics?

01. Intelligent driving

BYD’s ultimate strategy has only one possibility, which is “intelligent driving”.
In fact, for electric vehicles, other aspects have basically reached their peak, leaving only the area of intelligent driving with room for development.

Huawei doesn’t make cars themselves, but it has become popular in the automotive industry thanks to its intelligent driving system.
BYD has been recognized as a weak point in the field of intelligent driving in recent years, and even Wang Chuanfu himself has publicly stated:

Unmanned driving is all nonsense, making things that are empty headed and brainless is all deception, it is being hijacked by capital, it is a new dress of the emperor.

This sentence should be familiar to everyone, just said at the end of 2022.

So in the past two years, we have seen many car companies promoting their intelligent driving technology, but only BYD does not have it, because it is currently not up to par.

Firstly, BYD will definitely not hand over its soul to Huawei, so it is destined to have to slowly develop its own products.

But even if the company has over 4000 intelligent driving engineers, the underlying systems and chips are not so easy to develop, and BYD still has a long way to go.

As the world’s second largest OEM factory, BYD’s main advantage lies in manufacturing, rather than software and algorithms.
Therefore, BYD’s electrification is done well, and the battery is also good, but the chips cannot be made.

Some friends may have questions, isn’t BYD a semiconductor company? Isn’t it that I also make chips myself?

And it almost went public in 2022, but it ended in January 2023.

In fact, BYD is making IGBT chips, which were developed many years ago for fuel powered cars. The process is also relatively simple, with only a 90 nanometer process.

Although BYD has given up on fuel powered cars, it has not given up on IGBT chips and has been developing and producing them before selling them to other fuel powered car companies.

But this thing is not so important for electric vehicles. There are mainly two types of in car chips for electric vehicles, namely car infotainment chips and intelligent driving chips, which BYD currently cannot do.

The difficulty of car infotainment chips is relatively lower, and currently the two major camps are Qualcomm and Huawei.

Qualcomm is very familiar to everyone, for example, Snapdragon 8295 and Snapdragon 8155 are very popular, and most car companies use these two models.

Huawei is naturally its flagship product, the Kirin chip, such as the Kirin 990A, which is used by Wenjie.

BYD also used Qualcomm, but it is another Snapdragon 690.

Many people don’t understand why the Snapdragon 690 has such poor performance, why choose it?

It’s simple, there are two reasons. The first is cheap, and the second is that BYD doesn’t pursue car infotainment systems, so there’s no need to use such high-end chips.

BYD’s selling points are battery and hybrid technology, focusing on a long range and only capturing the pain point of user range anxiety.

Of course, being cheap is also a major pain point.

As for the intelligent driving chip, it is more difficult because it leans more towards software and algorithms.

At present, there are mainly four major camps, of course Huawei is one, Tesla is also self-developed, and the other two are Intel and Nvidia.

Intel mainly acquired Israel’s Mobileye company and has a small market share.

The global leader is still NVIDIA, and our technology is far ahead. Although Huawei is strong enough, it is still very difficult to catch up with NVIDIA within 10 years.

So many car companies have adopted NVIDIA’s Orin intelligent driving system, including BYD’s high-end cars.

It is almost impossible for BYD to develop a complete intelligent driving system on its own because it is too complex and massive.

Firstly, the chip hurdle cannot be overcome. It is too difficult for BYD to start developing low process and high-performance chips from now on. It should be noted that Huawei has been developing for 20 years and still lags far behind.

Then all car companies do not have many conditions required for mature systems, such as database data volume. Without data, they cannot create large models, and without large models, they cannot create underlying systems.

So car companies are destined to only purchase chips from others, use their underlying systems, and then do their own secondary development.

Xiaomi is an exception here. Xiaomi has also developed its own system, which may not be as powerful, but after all, it has been developed and deserves praise.

Huawei has the potential to catch up with NVIDIA, while Xiaomi has the potential to catch up with Huawei. Of course, potential only represents possibility, not conclusion.

Most of BYD’s current models do not have this feature, only high-end cars do.

And it seems that they are not prepared for a long time in the future because BYD has not reserved this space at all.

Of course, BYD owners don’t have this expectation either, after all, the price is there.

So in this context, it is unrealistic to expect BYD’s “Dream Day” press conference to release a big move the next two days.

However, it is not ruled out that BYD has plans to develop its own chips.

02. Xuanji

At the press conference, Wang Chuanfu was dressed in workwear, seemingly emphasizing the image of an engineer.

The Xuanji system is BYD’s first creation, according to Wang Chuanfu, it is an intelligent structure that integrates intelligence and electricity.

But actually, I don’t even understand what the mystery behind “Xuanji” is right now? Because important information about chips, sensors, algorithms, future plans, and so on was not discussed.

Mr. Wang really knows how to play tricks!

Perhaps just to convey a signal to the outside world, BYD is not neglecting intelligent driving, but is currently not mature enough, but is working hard.

This signal is indeed quite important, because from the performance of the capital market, the entire Huawei series has a feeling of one person ascending together.

In such a sluggish market, many companies that are somewhat related to Huawei’s industrial chain have been sought after, which is like a wild speculation.

Since its peak market value in July 2022, BYD has evaporated more than 400 billion yuan and fallen by a year and a half.

The difference in treatment between the two is too great, and it is normal for Wang Chuanfu to come out and cheer.

Of course, the negative market sentiment is not only due to the backwardness of intelligent driving, but also the result of a combination of multiple factors.

To be fair, I think BYD’s attitude towards intelligent driving is not a problem for two reasons.

The first one is that the industry has expertise. As a manufacturing company, BYD cannot expect it to develop high-performance chips, nor can it expect it to build such a powerful intelligent driving platform in a short period of time. This is unrealistic and unfair.

The reason why Huawei is so powerful is because it has been engaged in research and development in related industries for decades, which is why it has the HarmonyOS system.

So we cannot compare Huawei+car companies with BYD.

The second, the complete name for intelligent driving is “intelligent assisted driving”. We habitually omit the word “assisted” because all car companies omit it when promoting it, even abbreviated it as “intelligent driving”.

This is not right. Firstly, the current regulations have strict restrictions on the level of intelligent driving. Although it is gradually being relaxed, it has not been completely relaxed because currently no one dares to say that their technology is mature to ensure safety.

Nowadays, cars with intelligent driving functions have a steering wheel that senses whether your hand is placed on them. If it is not detected for a period of time, it cannot be used anymore.

Is it possible for BYD to be cautious and not push out immature technologies for now?

After all, Mr. Wang once said, “BYD will never let users bear security risks for immature technology.”

That’s the question, why can’t BYD cooperate with Huawei?

The common saying is that they are unwilling to hand over their souls to Huawei.

So there’s another question, why hand it over to NVIDIA’s “Orin” instead of Huawei?

It cannot be said that Wang Chuanfu would rather not choose domestic brothers than foreign companies.

The new car making force “Weixiaoli” and other new brands can understand that they do not have a manufacturing foundation and can only move towards the Internet direction. Therefore, the locomotive system is too complex, and it is understandable to choose chips with better performance.

For example, isn’t Jike 001 a typical case? This car originally chose low-end chips to save costs, but later found that it couldn’t run at all, causing the system to frequently freeze.

Helpless, Jike 001 replaced all the chips with Snapdragon 8155 for free.

But BYD’s locomotive system is not complicated, and using Huawei technology is completely sufficient. Why choose NVIDIA?

Because as mentioned earlier, BYD’s mid to low end models do not have this feature, only high-end models will use it, and high-end cars use high-end chips, which seems to be fine.

But now BYD’s high-end car sales are very low, mainly selling models around 100000 yuan. Since it is a low-end car, the requirements for chips and computing power are not so high. Is it possible that BYD really wants to develop its own system?

But currently, high-end models cannot and must be used, so what about using them temporarily?

I think there is also a possibility of this, as can be seen from the introduction of “Xuanji”.

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As shown in the above figure, it is the main component of the Xuanji system, which, in Wang Chuanfu’s words, is called “vehicle intelligence”.

Including “Yi Sifang, Yun Nian, Three Electric System, Chassis System, Vehicle Body System, Intelligent Cockpit, and Intelligent Driving”, these things indeed include all the core parts of the entire car.

Because BYD believes that the so-called intelligent driving in the industry is narrow, meaning that there is an intelligent cockpit and intelligent driving, does not mean that this car is intelligent.

It should be combined with electrification to be considered as whole vehicle intelligence.

BYD’s electrification is definitely not a problem, which is his strong point, while from the few technologies announced at the press conference, intelligence seems to have no major highlights.

Firstly, there is “Easy Four Directions Parking”, which is leading the way. However, the “Look Up” series of in-situ turning technology has already been released, so this automatic parking technology is not surprising.

There are also assisted driving techniques such as navigation and lane changing, which everyone has.

There are also small features such as palm keys, which can only be considered conventional technology, because in the past two years, all car companies have been competing with these diverse small features.

In addition, there is a collaboration with DJI and the addition of a “car mounted drone”, which may seem quite fun, but it can only be found when looking up at U8.

So currently, BYD’s mature “intelligent” technology is not enough, so it is also possible to transition temporarily.

03. Future

At the press conference, Wang Chuanfu said that more than 10 “advanced intelligent driving models” will be launched in the future, with the addition of LiDAR instead of the current L2 level assisted driving system.

The L2 level is indeed a bit low-end, and I have also experienced it before. I cannot use it with confidence, and the risk may arise at the next intersection.

Of course, the L2 level configurations are both Dynasty series and Ocean series, and the prices are already cheap. If you have such a thing, just treat it as fun and don’t take it seriously.

What is the specific level of this “advanced intelligent driving model”? Wang Chuanfu didn’t mention it on site, anyway it’s either L3 or L4, it can’t be L2+or L5.

But he also said that this feature can be optional for models above 200000 yuan, and standard for models above 300000 yuan.

Still missing out on low-end cars!

However, this is also an unavoidable thing. The eyes of intelligent driving are like LiDAR, and this thing is really not cheap.
Install a few less, the level cannot be reached, install a few more, and the cost cannot be reduced.

So, aside from chips and underlying systems, which are completely different industry technologies, BYD’s body is honest in the direction of “intelligent assisted driving”.

It means that our competitors have something, and BYD also has it, but currently only high-end models have it.

Since you have it, don’t say that BYD doesn’t have intelligent driving technology anymore, and there will be more and more in the future.

In addition, regarding the statement made by Wang Chuanfu at the beginning of the article about autonomous driving, it was all a deception. However, at this press conference, Mr. Wang actually provided a new explanation.

His explanation was also very clever. He said that “intelligent driving” and “autonomous driving” are not the same thing. I said that autonomous driving is deceitful, but I didn’t say that intelligent driving is deceitful because autonomous driving technology is not yet mature and cannot be implemented yet.

This explanation is simply amazing, it always feels like it’s not right, but it just can’t be refuted.

I have always thought that “intelligence=unmanned” is just like “smart factory=unmanned factory”. Otherwise, manual intervention is necessary. How about intelligence?

It turns out that I was wrong. It turns out that intelligent driving is autonomous driving under human intervention.

But I always feel a bit conflicted. Anyway, in the industrial field, automation under manual intervention is called “semi-automatic”.
Manual supplementation of certain processes without interfering with the automation process is called fully automated. If manual supplementation is not needed, it is called intelligent.

Maybe the automotive industry is different.

Because Wang Chuanfu emphasized that he was not wrong, it is still too early to talk about autonomous driving, but intelligent driving has already arrived.

BYD currently has 1000 algorithm engineers and 3000 software engineers. In the future, the company will invest more than 100 billion yuan in vehicle intelligence, ultimately leading the future direction of new energy vehicles.

The goal is grand, and Wang Chuanfu also said an interesting sentence:

“Building a smart car is like building a house, not just typing code. It must be based on electrification. If the foundation is not well established, it is a dangerous building.”

The interesting thing is that it can make people imagine and dance.

I fully agree with this statement. I don’t understand how to build a car, but I do understand how to build an intelligent factory.
Even if we don’t talk about intelligent factories, they are simply production lines. If the people who make equipment don’t understand the process and only know the production process, it is impossible to make good equipment.

I think the logic of smart cars should also be the same.

So BYD is likely to play a big game in the field of intelligent driving, and he may really have the idea of making his own underlying system.

With his huge sales and user base, he can really support himself to become a self-sufficient company like Tesla.

But this road is destined to be very difficult! Let’s wait and see!

04. Summary

BYD announced its sales for December last year at the beginning of the month.

As shown in the above figure, the cumulative production in 2023 was 3045231 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 61.84%.

In 2023, the cumulative sales volume was 3024417 units, a year-on-year increase of 61.86%.

Glorious achievement of the annual sales target of 3 million vehicles is remarkable!

Wishing BYD a higher net profit margin and greater overseas sales!

What did the BYD 2024 Dream Day press conference say?

At the beginning of 2024, when all car companies are worried about sales, BYD is the first to throw out Rocket and hold a dream day conference.

At this press conference, in order to please car owners and netizens, BYD can be said to have demonstrated its ability to press the bottom of the box, which can be understood as a “BYD intelligent sword”
The core technologies of this press conference are mainly divided into three parts: Xuanji architecture, Tianshen Eye, and Xuanji AI big model.

1. Xuanji Architecture:

The BYD Xuanji architecture is BYD’s latest intelligent driving solution, which will be equipped with BYD’s self-developed 4nm and 6nm chips, as well as a fully stack self-developed cloud driving system. BYD has achieved perfect integration of intelligent cockpit, intelligent driving, and intelligent chassis through the Xuanji architecture.

BYD’s vehicle intelligence, through the Xuanji intelligent architecture, achieves efficient integration of electrification and intelligence, making driving and riding safer, more efficient, and more personalized. The whole vehicle intelligence breaks down barriers between different systems, achieving real-time capture of changes in the internal and external environment, summarizing information and feedback to a “brain” for decision-making in milliseconds, quickly adjusting the vehicle’s “body” state, greatly improving driving safety and comfort. At the same time, vehicle intelligence enables cars to better understand people, achieve more personalized settings, and achieve a thousand people and a thousand faces.

2. Eye of the Gods:

The advanced intelligent driving assistance system of the Eye of the Heavenly Gods is not just a single driving intelligence. It is centered on a central computing platform, cooperates with peripheral distributed domain control, and has a high degree of fusion perception ability of various sensors in the vehicle. It is the first to propose a distributed layout of control algorithms, greatly improving the response speed and driving experience of the vehicle’s intelligent driving perception decision control, allowing the vehicle’s intelligent driving to truly recognize danger as early as possible Correct and accurately control as soon as possible.

In summary, the Eye of the Gods has the following two major characteristics:

2.1 Intelligent electric integration, vehicle intelligence

The Eye of the Gods driving assistance system is deeply integrated with the entire vehicle, performing advanced intelligent driving through multiple sensors and high computing power. As a collaborative execution unit, Yunnian and Intelligent Navigation work together to ensure safety and maintain longitudinal and transverse vehicle stability, providing a highly comfortable driving experience.

2.2 Quick iteration

The advanced intelligent driving assistance system of the Eye of the Gods is based on the accumulation of massive data from large-scale production vehicles, which can achieve precise recognition, quickly brake and stop, and ensure driving safety; On highways, when encountering construction/cone bucket sections, high-speed navigation and urban navigation can initiate changes in advance, actively avoiding risks or stopping within the lane, providing users with full scene companionship, assistance, and assistance. Quickly iterate, the more useful the better.

3. Xuanji AI Big Model:

Others always say that BYD cars sell well and are cheap, but their intelligence is not good enough. Now, Dizi has really exploded. You ideal to have a mindGPT, Tesla has its own AI robot. Why can’t BYD have it. Can you imagine that our forward thinking industrialist Wang Chuanfu wouldn’t have thought of it?

Xuanji AI Big Model has the largest data base in the industry. The training sample size and high computing power far exceed the industry level, making calculations more accurate and faster, and infinitely close to the actual application scenarios of users.
Unlike conventional industry AI, the Xuanji AI big model is the first to apply artificial intelligence to various fields of the entire vehicle, beyond intelligent cabin and intelligent driving, covering more than 300 scenarios of the vehicle, creating infinite possibilities for the development of intelligent vehicles.

In summary, although BYD has been relatively low-key in intelligent promotion in the past, in reality, it has a deep foundation and mature technology before being promoted to the forefront, which is also in line with BYD’s down-to-earth image as a technology maniac. Now, the second half of the competition for intelligence in the automotive industry has begun. BYD has a strong foundation in full stack self-developed technology, as well as a strong technological system and innovation capabilities. It is bound to break away from traditional thinking, redefine intelligent cars, and lead the development of intelligence in a new direction.

Who is your vegetable after all these new car declaration pictures?

The latest four new car declaration images:

1. BYD Sea Lion 07 EV Application Drawing Release

2. Volkswagen’s new generation Tiguan L declaration image released

3. Guangzhou Honda e: NP2 Jipai 2 and Dongfeng Honda e: NS2 application drawings released

4. Haval’s all-new generation H9 declaration image released

01. Three power options, magical body proportions. Does the BYD Sea Lion 07 EV look good?

It’s time for the announcement of the application information again, and the BYD Sea Lion 07 EV is also on the public list. As a member of BYD Ocean Network, the front face of this car naturally incorporates family design elements similar to BYD Seal. However, when you turn to the rear of the car, you will find that its temperament is somewhat similar to the Yuan PLUS, mainly reflected in the contour of the through type tail lights. Anyway, Dynasty Net and Ocean Net have always been the same family.


BYD Sea Lion 07 EV Application Drawing

Another highlight of this car is undoubtedly its crossover design. As an SUV, its length, width, and height dimensions are 4830/1925/1620mm respectively, but its wheelbase reaches 2930mm. The whole car looks wide and low, with smooth lines and a sense of luxury. The sleek and non hunchbacked body contour also looks more beautiful.


BYD Sea Lion 07 EV Application Drawing

The BYD Haishi 07 EV is a pure electric vehicle that offers three power options. Two versions are two wheel drive models with maximum power of 170 kW and 230 kW (approximately 231 horsepower and 313 horsepower), while the remaining are four-wheel drive models with a front and rear dual motor layout. The front motor has a maximum power of 160 kW (approximately 218 horsepower) and the rear motor has a maximum power of 230 kW (approximately 313 horsepower).


BYD Sea Lion 07 EV


BYD Sea Lion 07 EV Application Drawing

In 2023, BYD achieved impressive sales results, with a total annual sales volume of 3.02 million vehicles. Entering 2024, there are still various uncertain factors in the domestic automotive market, but challenges and opportunities coexist. The BYD Haishi 07 EV, a heavyweight model, is believed to make an important contribution to BYD’s overall sales.

02.With more and more suffixes, should the new Volkswagen Tiguan L be called “Tiguan L PRO”?

In the recent declaration information released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, SAIC Volkswagen’s all-new generation Tiguan L is also listed. Interestingly, this car may adopt a brand new name – the Tiguan L PRO, with an additional suffix. It seems that it can be replaced with PLUS, MAX and other similar names in the future.

As a replacement model, it still has a familiar “Volkswagen face” and a strong inheritance. The “big mouth” that crosses the front insurance can be considered a brand new family element, but it is not very out of style. The R-line version, on the other hand, adopts a more aggressive design and a more sporty temperament.

Another design element that can highlight the family style is undoubtedly the through style tail light design, with the internal shape of the light group being red and white, giving it a very straightforward appearance. As for the design of the rear bumper, there are also significant differences between the standard version and the R-line version.

Compared with the current Tiguan L, the size growth of this successor model is not significant, with dimensions of 4735/1842 (1859)/1682mm in length, width, and height, and a wheelbase of 2791mm. Considering that its size has reached the level of a mid size SUV, even if the improvement is not significant, it can still meet the needs of consumers.

The successor model of the Tiguan L will be equipped with a 2.0T engine and offer two tuning options, with a maximum power of 137 kW (approximately 186 horsepower) and 162 kW (approximately 220 horsepower), respectively. In addition to the two wheel drive model, it will also launch a four-wheel drive model equipped with a 4MOTION four-wheel drive system.


Historical sales data of SAIC Volkswagen Tiguan L

The sales performance of SAIC Volkswagen Tiguan L has always been relatively good, and it has recently resumed its growth momentum. In the traditional fuel joint venture vehicle market, it does have strong competitiveness. However, in the face of the trend of new energy, the focus of Volkswagen’s transformation is more on the ID series pure electric models, and plug-in hybrid models seem to serve as transitional assistance. If this market is also developed, it may accelerate the transformation of new energy to a certain extent.

03 Honda’s pure electric “sisters” is a little fierce in modeling design

The application drawings for Guangzhou Honda e: NP2 Jipai 2 and Dongfeng Honda e: NS2 have recently been released simultaneously. Honda’s “dual car strategy” has been implemented in China for many years and has proven to be successful. Today, this operation is still maintained in the pure electric vehicle field.


Guangqi Honda e: NP2 Jipai 2 declaration diagram


Guangqi Honda e: NP2 Jipai 2 declaration diagram

Of course, the design differences between the two “sisters cars” are quite obvious. GAC Honda e: NP2 Jipai 2 adopts the shape of crab clamp headlights, and the tail lights echo it. Dongfeng Honda e: NS2’s front face is a bit like Civic, and the headlights adopt more exaggerated fangs, which also echo the through tail lights.


Dongfeng Honda e: NS2 declaration diagram


Dongfeng Honda e: NS2 declaration diagram

Their body dimensions are also very similar. The length, width, and height of the GAC Honda e: NP2 Jipai 2 are 4787/1838/1570mm respectively, while the Dongfeng Honda e: NS2 is 4788/1838/1570mm. Both have a wheelbase of 2735mm. Not only that, they even have the same front and rear track widths. The front track width is 1545mm, and the rear track width is 1550mm. They all use 225/50R18 95V tires.


Guangqi Honda e: NP2 Jipai 2 declaration diagram

Not only that, the drive motors equipped on these two cars are both provided by Weipai Automotive Electronics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., with the code name TZ190HSAMCF61, and a maximum power of 150 kW (about 204 horsepower).


Dongfeng Honda e: NS2 declaration diagram

Honda’s “dual car strategy” is to some extent a unique phenomenon in the Chinese market. To simultaneously consider the product layout of the two joint ventures, this operation is obviously the simplest and most efficient. Under the trend of electrification transformation, Honda’s performance is still relatively positive, and it has launched corresponding products based on the characteristics of the Chinese market, accelerating the pace of transformation and entering a new development track.

04 can also be equipped with iron wheels, and the all-new Haval H9 truly understands the needs of off-road players

The official image was released last week, and the application image for the all-new Haval H9 doesn’t look as fresh anymore. But correspondingly, some parameter information related to this car has finally been clearly disclosed this time.


Haval’s all-new generation H9 declaration diagram

The first impression that the all-new Haval H9 gives people is the Haval Raptor, which has been said many times. But the difference is that the all-new Haval H9 is a rugged SUV with a non load bearing body structure.


Haval’s all-new generation H9 declaration diagram

In addition to the high-end and exquisite version, the all-new Haval H9 also offers a relatively primitive exterior design. The front and rear bumpers retain plastic original colors, the intake grille is not chrome decorated, and steel wheels are also used. For off-road players who originally planned to upgrade, this version actually better meets their needs.


Haval’s all-new generation H9 declaration diagram

There are three types of data for its body length, namely 4950mm, 5000mm, and 5070mm, while there are two types of data for its width, 1960mm and 1976mm. In fact, the difference is not significant, and the vehicle height is uniformly 1930mm, with a wheelbase of 2850mm. Its tailgate also offers two optional accessories between an external spare tire and a storage backpack, allowing users to choose according to their actual driving needs.


Haval’s all-new generation H9 declaration diagram

The all-new Haval H9 offers two types of power: gasoline and diesel. The gasoline model is equipped with a 2.0T gasoline engine codenamed GW4C20B, with a maximum power of 165 kW (approximately 224 horsepower), while the diesel model is equipped with a 2.4T diesel engine codenamed GW4D24, with a maximum power of 137 kW (approximately 186 horsepower).


Haval’s all-new generation H9 declaration diagram

Compared with the old H9, the all-new Haval H9 has made significant progress, with many highlights in both design and functionality. In terms of mechanical and off-road performance, it is believed that there are also impressive performances, as the tank brand has already demonstrated the technical strength of Great Wall Motors. If the all-new H9 releases a plug-in hybrid version in the future, the market performance is expected to be even better.

Beauty, strength, and price are all comparable to BYD’s new T5 series light trucks

Under the trend of new energy in commercial vehicles, light trucks have become the explosive point of growth in the new energy logistics market. Various routes such as pure electricity and hybrid are advancing together, accelerating the rapid development of the light truck market towards multi application scenario segmentation. In this context, BYD commercial vehicles have recently released their all-new generation of light trucks – the T5 series.

As the opening masterpiece of BYD’s commercial vehicles, BYD’s new T5 series light trucks can be said to be highly competitive in terms of appearance, strength, and price.

01 Appearance: The front face is clearly layered, and the power of the large car is fully displayed

The T5 series currently offers two options: blue and white, with a deep and stable blue color and a clean and clean white color.

From the front face design, the appearance of the BYD T5 series is very attractive.

The new car continues the design language of the previous BYD light truck, adopting a black background and large mirror design, forming a whole with the front windshield, and also forming a dual tone design in color, full of technological sense. This design, combined with the upper air deflector, greatly reduces wind resistance and extends endurance.

Looking below the front face of the vehicle, one can see that the BYD T5 series has some layered design – compared to the upper part of the front face, the headlights and the lower lip of the front face will protrude more. These well-defined lines make the front face of the new car more three-dimensional and outline the sense of power to the fullest.

In addition to the overall appearance, the details of the new car’s front face are also handled very cleverly. The interior of its headlights adopts a matrix design of passenger cars, integrating high and low beams and turn signals. It uses halogen light sources, which have stronger penetration in rainy and foggy weather and safer driving. The hybrid T5DM technology version uses LED light sources.

02 Hard power: Triple electric hard core, super long quality assurance with guarantee

As a new energy commercial vehicle, the core three electrical components (battery, motor, and electronic control) are crucial. Backed by BYD’s powerful three electric technology system, the T5 series of BYD’s three electric systems, including hybrid systems, use core technologies that share the same origin as BYD passenger cars, which are very attractive.

The pure electric BYD T5EV model is equipped with a 94.3kWh BYD blade battery. As the same type of battery used in BYD passenger cars, the blade battery is unquestionable in terms of safety and endurance. The official working condition range exceeds 275km, which can be considered as an above average level for pure electric models.

In terms of electric motor, this car is equipped with BYD’s self-developed flat wire motor, with a peak power of 150kW and a maximum torque of 340Nm. In the current light truck market, new energy light trucks with a peak power of 150kW are very rare based on data alone, and the maximum efficiency of this flat wire motor can reach 97%, which actually reflects a higher level of power. With high power and torque, this car can help you better cope with heavy load conditions and improve delivery efficiency. It is also a great help for car enthusiasts in mountainous or southwestern areas with many ramp sections.

In terms of warranty, the T5EV provides an 8-year or 500000 kilometer battery (cell) warranty, a 5-year/250000 kilometer motor and electronic control warranty, and a 3-year/100000 kilometer vehicle warranty, providing more assurance for use.

The hybrid T5DM model is equipped with a blade battery with a battery capacity of 18.3kWh, with a pure electric range of 50km. It is equipped with a 1.5T high-efficiency hybrid special engine and adopts Miller cycle design, with a thermal efficiency of up to 41%. The comprehensive fuel consumption is 9.2L/100km, and the comprehensive range of full fuel and full electric is over 1000km. In terms of electric motor, BYD T5DM is equipped with BYD’s self-developed flat wire motor, with a peak power of 150kW and a maximum torque of 340Nm, which is the same as pure electric models and also superior to mainstream hybrid light trucks.

In terms of after-sales service, BYD T5DM provides a 6-year/300000 km battery warranty, a 5-year/250000 km motor and electronic control warranty, and a 3-year/100000 km vehicle warranty.

BYD passenger cars sold over 3 million new energy vehicles in 2023, and the technological maturity and reliability of its core three electric system and hybrid system have been verified in the market. The adoption of core technologies that share the same origin as passenger cars, as well as reliable and mature three electric and hybrid systems, undoubtedly gives BYD T5 series light trucks a powerful gene and a very high starting point.

03 Hard power: Solid chassis workmanship, worry free heavy-duty cargo handling

As a top player in new energy passenger vehicles, BYD’s craftsmanship in vehicle manufacturing is beyond doubt. Therefore, it is also evident from the solid workmanship of BYD’s products on the chassis of commercial vehicles. The BYD T5 series light trucks adopt BYD’s newly built hybrid and pure electric platforms for light trucks. While ensuring the strength of the body, a lot of lightweight designs have been made, especially the hybrid model T5DM. The official claims that it can pull an additional 300-400 kilograms compared to hybrid models in the same class, greatly improving operational efficiency and profitability.

In terms of chassis.

The BYD T5 EV (pure electric) adopts a design of front 4 and rear 5+6 steel plate springs, with a tire size of 7.00R16LT.

The BYD T5 DM adopts a design of front 3 and rear 5+6 steel plate springs, with a tire size of 7.00R16.

Both pure electric and hybrid vehicles are in line with the standards of commercial vehicle cargo transportation in terms of chassis data, and all data is solid enough.

Therefore, both of these cars can handle the loading of large and heavy objects very well.

04 Hard core strength: sedan like interior with rich practicality and configuration

In terms of interior design, the two new cars in the T5 series have the same overall style, both adopting a sedan like design that is simple, practical, and can provide a comfortable driving experience.

The shift mechanism of the T5 series adopts a knob type shift, with a large knob for more convenient blind operation. It adopts an electronic handbrake and is equipped with AutoHold, making driving easier.

The steering wheel also adopts an easy-to-use multifunctional steering wheel, with a good grip and EPS electric power steering.

LCD instrument panel, displaying rich information.

The glove box can be opened up and down to store debris.

The T5 DM (hybrid) comes standard with a 10.1-inch Di link full touch multimedia screen that integrates energy management, reverse imaging, and more.

In terms of specific configurations, new cars come standard with practical comfort and safety features such as one key start, automatic parking AVH, reverse radar, automatic headlights, cruise control, and remote OTA upgrades.

The interior of the T5 series has a thoughtful small detail, which is that the middle seat backrest can be folded down. After the backrest is folded down, it can be used to hold water cups and some receipts, and it is also convenient for everyone to eat in the car during rest. It can also provide users with a right hand support movement, which is used for hand relaxation after long-distance travel, and the overall practicality is very high.

05 Highly competitive prices open the curtain of 2024 light truck internal competition

In terms of the price that everyone is most concerned about, the price range of BYD T5 series light trucks across the entire range is 139800 to 169800 yuan. The T5DM Wealth Edition starts at 139800 yuan, the T5DM Technology Edition starts at 147800 yuan, and the T5EV 94 degree electric version starts at 169800 yuan.

At the press conference, the announcement of this price immediately sparked cheers from the on-site dealers. Just like the launch of the championship version by BYD in 2023, which kicked off a wave of price reductions in the passenger car market, in the beginning of 2024, it seems that BYD T5 series light trucks are also about to open up an internal competition in the field of new energy light trucks.

06 Summary:Good price, good product.

If you are running freight, BYD T5 series products must not be missed.

At present, tram resources have conducted full load testing on the BYD T5DM. Regarding the driving quality and energy consumption level of this car under full load, please pay attention to tram resources. We will soon release a test report. We also look forward to conducting full load testing on the all-new BYD T5EV.

Volvo’s pure electric flagship pure electric SUV – EX90 Excellence, officially released

The top-of-the-line Swedish SUV? Volvo pointed out in the introduction of EX90 Excellence that “it is dedicated to you who prefer to be a passenger”, which undoubtedly shows that this car is a car built for bosses, and it is more suitable for riding rather than driving!

Volvo's pure electric flagship pure electric SUV - EX90 Excellence
Volvo’s pure electric flagship pure electric SUV – EX90 Excellence

As the successor of the XC90, Volvo released the EX90 car series overseas last year, and added the flagship model “EX90 Ecellence” to the car series earlier. The media called it “Maybach from Sweden”!

EX90 Ecellence roughly continues the exterior styling of the standard EX90 model, with a simple style and head and tail lights with strong brand recognition. However, Excellence is specially equipped with Two-Tone two-tone body paint and a 22-inch exclusive forged aluminum ring designed to improve aerodynamic performance, so as to distinguish it in appearance.

Volvo's pure electric flagship pure electric SUV - EX90 Excellence
Volvo’s pure electric flagship pure electric SUV – EX90 Excellence

The cockpit is the focus of the EX90 Ecellence. It adopts a four-seater design, and the rear row is equipped with independent two-seaters. Based on the brand’s flagship “no leather interior” concept, the seat surface and part of the interior are wrapped in woven fabrics, and woolen fabrics or environmentally friendly fiber fabrics are available. Optional.

Volvo's pure electric flagship pure electric SUV - EX90 Excellence
Volvo’s pure electric flagship pure electric SUV – EX90 Excellence

The front end of the armrest uses wood grain design to enhance the texture, and there is a hidden cup holder. The touch interface on the front edge can adjust the seat heating and massage functions. As for the crystal control button, it is the aroma switch in the car, which can switch up to 3 types Aroma, and can be used with ambient lighting to create a comfortable and relaxing riding space.

Volvo's pure electric flagship pure electric SUV - EX90 Excellence
Volvo’s pure electric flagship pure electric SUV – EX90 Excellence

In addition, EX90 Ecellence is equipped with a small refrigerator in the center of the rear seat back, and there is a storage drawer under the rear armrest, which is convenient for placing drinks and cups.

The interior layout of the front row has not changed significantly. It is designed with horizontal lines and a T-shaped center console. There are quite few physical buttons. Most of the operating functions have been integrated into the 14.5-inch touch screen. The original factory also equipped the EX90 Ecellence with Dolby Surround sound B&O sound system.

​The official has not announced the complete power data of the EX90 Ecellence, but only stated that it adopts a dual-motor four-wheel drive configuration. Since China is the first market, according to the CLTC test standard, the battery life can reach 650km. As a supplement, the overseas general version of the EX90 has an output of 517 horsepower, the 111kWh battery pack supports 250kW DC fast charging, and has a cruising range of 600km under the WLTP standard.