Luxury Brand Debuts First-Ever Sedan
Following the successful launch of the U8 SUV and U9 supercar in the previous year, BYD’s high-end subsidiary Yangwang has recently unveiled its latest addition to the lineup – the U7 sedan on China’s popular social media platform, Weibo.The U7 sedan from the luxury brand Yangwang, a division of BYD, has been announced on China’s social media platform, Weibo. This comes as a follow-up to last year’s releases of the U8 SUV and U9 supercar, which had received positive feedback.
The newly established Chinese brand has unveiled their debut sedan, aiming to compete with top electric high-performance models such as the Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S Plaid. According to the information revealed, this rookie company is determined to challenge the dominance of these established names in the market.
According to Yangwang, the U9’s powertrain has the capability to generate more than 1,000 horsepower. While no specific numbers were disclosed, the company did state that the U7 model will “challenge the boundaries of sedan performance.” Additionally, the Chinese automaker asserted that the vehicle can achieve a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in a mere three seconds.
The U7 saloon will be constructed on the e4 Framework which is currently utilized by the U8 and U9 models. In contrast to the peculiar and athletic U9 supercar, the U7 boasts a sophisticated design befitting of an executive sedan. Its lateral view showcases elegant chrome-trimmed windows, concealed door handles, and a graceful outline reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan.
The vehicle acquires a touch of athleticism with the inclusion of 21-inch alloy rims, a bold front bumper, a rear diffuser, and side skirts crafted from what looks to be carbon fiber. A noteworthy feature that catches our eye is the LED taillight strip nestled beneath a modest boot wing.
Yangwang has not yet provided a comprehensive specification list for their latest model, the U7. Furthermore, the company has not announced a definitive release date; however, they have given an estimated cost of $141,050.
If Yangwang were to introduce this vehicle at that cost, it could potentially compete with top-performing electric sedans in the industry, specifically the 750-hp Porsche Taycan Turbo and the 1,002-hp Tesla Model S Plaid.
Lawmakers in the United States are not too enthusiastic about the influx of Chinese brands into the market, so don’t be certain that they will officially enter the country.