BYD Dynasty Electric Concept Is A Surprisingly Good-Looking SUV

BYD is bringing the Dynasty concept to the Shanghai Auto Show, an electric SUV study penned by ex-Audi designer Wolfgang Egger.

The new BYD Dynasty concept was revealed at the company’s annual gala prior to the Shanghai Auto Show, where the company also repeated its promise to push its electrification agenda.

The Chinese company also revealed the electric Song EV300 and plug-in hybrid Song DM alongside the new Dynasty concept.

“The trend to go electric is already irreversible,” said Wang Chuanfu, Chairman and President of BYD. “But where is the next growth area? There’s no doubt that it will be in consumer vehicles, most of them plug-in hybrid models.”

BYD hasn’t released yet any info on Dynasty’s electric powertrain. The electric prototype is the first car created by Wolfgang Egger, who was hired last year to lead BYD’s design department.

Egger is Audi’s former chief designer while he’s also known for his work in Alfa Romeo and Seat. He’s also credited with the gorgeous design of the limited Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

“Joining BYD provides an opportunity to help a young brand develop its design DNA as it looks to expand its global footprint,” said BYD Design Director Wolfgang Egger. “This concept vehicle will take BYD’s consumer vehicles in an exciting new direction, with design cues like its dragon-inspired exterior drawing inspiration from China’s rich cultural heritage.”

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    NISSAN!!!

    The Chinese are doing it again…

  • Gerald Michael

    A surprisingly good-looking SUV? Hardly, but at least it’s derivative.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I see mostly Ford, and some Honda, Toyota, and VW. Oh, and of course, Nissan. It’s fair to say that this is what a midsize SUV in 2017 should look like, regardless of the brand it comes from.

  • Bo Hanan

    Its looks like everything else on the road, including having a grille big enough for 8 cars.

  • Zed68

    You misspelled “generic”

  • klowik

    Look great!

  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s a Highlander with a Murano D-pillar.

  • XZKL

    Toyota Innova.

  • Carenthusiast

    Copied Mercedes seat switch pack and with a very high waistline in row 2, gonna make kids sick or occupants very claustrophobic!

  • Wolfgang @ BYD

    Looks better than most SUVs out there.

  • Ralph

    How did BYD manage to remove the shark fin antenna?

  • bridgebuilder78

    This is designed by Wolfgang Egger? When did BYD poach him from Audi?

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