Unveiling BYD's Electric Coupe SUV: A Rival to Tesla Model Y with Enhanced Range and Power

Jacob Brooke
November 1, 2023

BYD has introduced its brand new electric coupe SUV, Song L, boasting a range of up to 662km and a power output of up to 385kW. The vehicle is packed with an array of safety features and technological advancements, catering to the modern driver's needs.

Wireless charger and crystal-like shifter in the BYD Song L

Pre-sales for the Song L have started in the Chinese market, with the vehicle measuring 4840mm in length, 1950mm in width, and 1560mm in height, standing on a 2930mm wheelbase. In comparison to the Tesla Model Y, the Song L is longer, wider, and has a longer wheelbase, but is lower in height.

BYD Song L is longer, wider, and lower than the Tesla Model Y

The Song L is supported by the e-Platform 3.0 Architecture, similar to BYD's other models - Dolphin, Seal, and Atto 3. Additionally, it utilizes BYD’s new DiSus-C Intelligent Damping Body Control System, offering a smooth and comfortable ride.

The Song L utilizes BYD’s new DiSus-C Intelligent Damping Body Control System

The vehicle is available with two battery options, both lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry, with capacities of 71.8kWh and 87.04kWh. The smaller battery powers a single, rear-mounted electric motor with 150kW of power, offering a range of 550km, while the larger battery has two options – a 230kW single-motor rear-wheel drive, and a 380kW dual-motor all-wheel drive.

Available with 71.8kWh and 87.04kWh LFP Battery Variants

The interior of the Song L is designed to provide maximum comfort and convenience, featuring a 15.6-inch rotating infotainment touchscreen, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, and an array of available features including semi-automatic parking assist, interior fragrance system, and a 50-inch augmented reality head-up display. Moreover, the vehicle is equipped with an extensive range of active safety and driver assist technologies under the DiPilot banner.

BYD Song L Features 15.6-inch rotating touchscreen

Pricing for the Song L ranges from ¥220,000 to ¥280,000 ($47,941 to $61,016 AUD), which is competitively priced in comparison to the Tesla Model Y that ranges from ¥263,900 to ¥363,900 ($61,016 to $79,300 AUD) in China. Though it has yet to be confirmed for Australia, BYD has plans to expand its local lineup, adding an unspecified SUV and a ute in the coming years.

Images: CarNewsChina

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Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

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