São Paulo, Brazil (August 22, 2023) – In August 2023, Brazil’s leading automotive magazine, ‘Quatro Rodas’, announced the ‘Best Buy 2023’. Rising above its competitors in the electric vehicle category under 300,000 reais, the BYD YUAN PLUS clinched the top honor.
São Paulo played host to the 23rd grand annual award gala by Quatro Rodas. The BYD YUAN PLUS, having made significant progress as a hot seller for BYD in Brazil, clinched the award. This accolade is a testament to its groundbreaking tech prowess and unmatched product might, underlining BYD’s leading position in the new energy auto sector.
The BYD YUAN PLUS is the first A-class model built on BYD’s e-platform 3.0. It’s powered by BYD’s ultra-safe Blade Battery, promising a maximum pure electric range of 458km under NEDC conditions. Its superior aerodynamic design reduces the drag coefficient to an impressive 0.29Cd, and it can accelerate from 0 to 100km in 7.3 seconds. This model showcases the captivating Dragon Face 3.0 design language and features a sporty interior, which meets the demands of the pure-electric SUV segment in Brazilian market. It aims to offer customers a more convenient and comfortable urban commuting experience.
Upon receiving the honor, Henrique Antunes, Sales Director of BYD Brazil, said, “The BYD YUAN PLUS epitomizes the vanguard of modern EVs, weaving together the quartet of intelligence, efficiency, safety, and aesthetics. It’s no wonder it is so popular in Brazil. Constructing on BYD e-Platform 3.0, this vehicle amplifies EV performance and safety, offering an unparalleled smart driving experience.”
In Brazil, BYD has introduced a lineup of pure-electric and hybrid models, including the BYD TANG, BYD HAN, BYD YUAN PLUS, BYD SONG PLUS, and BYD DOLPHIN. And, to bring BYD closer to its Brazilian users, a rapid sales channel expansion is underway, with a target of establishing 100 stores by the year’s close.
In collaboration with the Bahian government, BYD recently confirmed it will start operations in three factories simultaneously in Camaçari. One will be dedicated to the production of chassis for electric buses and trucks, a second for hybrid and electric automobiles, and a third for lithium and iron phosphate processing. Over the next several years, these three factories are expected to generate more than 5,000 jobs.
BYD is poised to usher in a new era of green mobility in Brazil, offering cutting-edge new energy vehicles that not only elevate the driving experience but also catalyze a sustainable shift in local transportation.