A few days ago, a group of spy photos of extended range version of Sway Tiger ED-i were exposed on Internet. The new vehicle will also reportedly feature a plug-in hybrid power system provided by BYD Fudi, whose battery life is as expected to exceed 1,000 kilometers, and as a 7-seater high-performance SUV, new car will also directly target the 100,000-class SUV market in terms of positioning.
As first SW Motors product to target new energy market, SW Dahu ED-i this time is also based on all-new ED-i smart hybrid platform, which is also a product of SW Motors and BYD. Foody A power co-development product, so biggest highlight of this new car will also focus on power system.
With blessing of BYD, this time Sway Tiger also introduced a plug-in hybrid power system, which is a combination of a 1.5L engine and an electric motor provided by Fudi. The maximum power of 1.5 liter engine is 75 kW. drive motor Maximum power 105 kW. It is worth noting that this power system is actually not much different from BYD DM-i system, except that battery is changed to cellular power, and BYD's own blade battery is not installed.
Let's look at look of new car
It's easy to see that although new car is based on latest platform, its shape is basically same as petrol version. logo is also set on grid.
Although new car does not look impressive, and even headlights still use most traditional and very inexpensive halogen light source, given that its future price will remain around 100,000 yuan, this is also forgivable.
In addition, although new car is positioned as a mid-size SUV and adopts a 7-seat 2+2+3 layout, actual dimensions of new car are only 4605/1815/1810 (with 1825 trunk)mm, wheelbase is 2780mm, which is quite consistent fuel version. In fact, it is also a compact model, and there is no obvious advantage.
As for shape of tail, overall design is also moderate, with "EDI" tail indicating that this is an plug-in version.
In terms of interior, overall design of new car is basically same as that of petrol version, but there have been some changes in detail, such as adoption of a larger floating central control screen and use of a manual type shifter.
In fact, attentive friends may find that recently there have been several new vehicles equipped with BYD powerplants that have been introduced and released one after another, such as previous Skyworth HT-i, and just debuted Fengguang Landian. It is not hard to find that BYD's introduction of a mature new energy system in automotive market is actually exactly same as Mitsubishi's previous approach, which could further solidify its market leadership position. new energy market and increase popularity of our own products.
It can be foreseen that for brands such as Dongfeng Xiaokang, Skyworth and Sway with little technical backlog, it is definitely easier to implement a mature power solution than develop it yourself, and it is called BYD Power. It is easier for consumers to recognize this. This is same as most domestic brands have been willing to use Mitsubishi engines in past. Therefore, in such a large environment, you will also find that brands that have been eliminated in past few years have also begun to gradually recover. A breakthrough in field of new energy, but in any case, such a use of doctrine does not benefit brand.