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Bearing the name of a Chinese Dynasty, the BYD SONG Crossover SUV PHEV is a four wheel drive vehicle based on the BYD S3 Compact SUV and follows the Tang. The Song’s commercial release first introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2015, is scheduled for mid-2016. The Song is assembled at the Xi’an plant in Shaanxi China. The BYD Song achieved a 5-star safety rating in the C-NCAP, with 58 points it is unrivaled in the SUV sector. The car is connected to Android and iOS devices through Baidu CarLife and Phone Link using either a USB cable or WiFi, rendering the car smarter and more internet-connective. The Song also includes BYD’s new Insta-Pyre Technology purifying the cabin air, and 360° views through built-in camera’s.

The BYD Song was finally unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show for release in the second quarter 2017. The pure electric version is named the BYD SONG EV300 and the PHEV named the BYD SONG DM. The BYD Song range compete head-on with SAIC Roewe‘s Roewe eRX 5 PHEV and Roewe RX5 EV.

BYD’s new combustion vehicle, the MPV Song MAX listed in September 2017 will see a PHEV version released in 2018.



BYD Song PHEV SPECS 2017 Battery Chemistry LiFePO4 Battery Capacity kWh 18.4 Battery Nominal rating kWh Voltage V Modules Cells Battery Manufacturer Cooling Battery Warranty - years Battery Warranty - km Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 43.8 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km 70 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi Battery Electric Range - EPA km Electric Top Speed - mph 112.5 Electric Top Speed - km/h 180 Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec 4.9 Onboard Charger kW LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) LV 3 CCS/Combo kW LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) Charge Connector MPGe Combined - miles MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Electric Motor - Front Yes Max Power - hp 150 Max Power - kW 110 Max Torque - lb.ft Max Torque - N.m 200 Electric Motor - Rear Yes Max Power - hp 150 Max Power - kW 110 Max Torque - lb.ft Max Torque - N.m 200 Electric Motor Output kW Electric Motor Output hp Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100miles Utility Factor MSRP (before incentives & destination) ¥215,900.00 Combustion 1.5L 4 Cylinder Turbocharged Gasoline Engine Extended Range - mile Extended Range - km ICE Max Power - hp 151.53526 ICE Max Power - kW 113 ICE Max Torque - lb.ft ICE Max Torque - N.m 240 ICE Top speed - mph 112.0 ICE Top speed - km/h 179 ICE Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec 4.9 ICE MPGe Combined - miles 117.6 ICE MPGe Combined - km ICE MPGe City - miles ICE MPGe City - km ICE MPGe Highway - miles ICE MPGe Highway - km ICE Transmission 6-Speed ICE Fuel Consumption l/100km 2.0 ICE Emission Rating ICE Emissions CO2/mi grams ICE Emissions CO2/km grams Total System Max Power - hp 447 Max Power - kW 333 Max Torque - lb.ft Max Torque - N.m Fuel Consumption l/100km MPGe Combined - miles Vehicle Doors Dimensions Fuel tank (l) 52 GVWR (kg) Curb Weight (kg) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 4565 Width (mm) 1830 Height (mm) 1720 Wheelbase (mm) 2660 Lenght (inc) 179.6 Width (inc) 72.0 Height (inc) 67.7 Wheelbase (inc) 104.6 Other Chinese Name Model Code WEBSITE


Go to our detailed breakdown of Chinese EV Sales to see how the BYD SONG SUV fares to its competitors in the fast-growing Chinese EV market.



Week 16 2017 - BYD unveils BEV/PHEV Song SUV versions

At the Auto Shanghai Show, BYD revealed that it will bring a pure electric version of the Song SUV. The new model is named the Song EV300, crossover SUV. The Song EV300 will have a range of 300km (188miles). Other  specifications are as follow:


The company will also bring a plug-in hybrid version, the Song DM using dual engine technology. It is expected that the Song EV300 will be released in the second quarter of 2017. The Song DM with a 2.0L Turbo engine will have an electric range of over 100km (62mi).


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