Destroyer 05 The Latest PHEV From BYD, Just For China

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The Destroyer 05, a plug-in hybrid sedan from BYD, was unveiled. BYD debuted its newest PHEV for the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, with a pure electric range of up to 120 kilometers. The inside was now shown to us by the corporation. The Destroyer 05 is a plug-in hybrid from the "Warship" series.

With tiny LED lighting units, a wide grille encompassing most of the front bumper, and an aerodynamic shape, the external design is rather normal for a Chinese sedan. The Destroyer 05 has a length of 4,780 mm, a width of 1,837 mm, and a height of 1,495 mm, with a wheelbase of 2,718 mm.

A cylindrical knob for the automatic gearbox, a driving mode selection, a start-stop button, and a pair of cupholders are all located in the center tunnel. The 15.6-inch touchscreen, which is coupled with an 8.8-inch digital instrument cluster, is the center of attention.

Destroyer 05

Ambient lighting on the dashboard, red accents on the temperature vents, and white-upholstered seats with integrated headrests are among the other highlights.

The Destroyer 05 comes in two plug-in hybrid versions, each with two battery capacities and BYD's DM-i super hybrid technology. Both variants have a 1.5-liter petrol engine with 109 horsepower and one or two electric motors for a total output of 177 or 194 horsepower. The smaller battery has a range of 55 kilometers on electric power alone, while the larger one has a range of 120 kilometers. It's worth noting that the figures were most likely calculated using China's WLTC methodology.

BYD has yet to reveal pricing for the Destroyer 05, but local media estimates say it will cost between 120,000 and 150,000 yuan ($19,000 to $24,000).

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