2024 BYD Shark Hybrid Pickup Truck Unveiled

The BYD Shark hybrid pickup truck is built on the DMO Off-Road ladder-frame platform.
  • Published On: 15/05/24
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2024 BYD Shark Hybrid Pickup Truck

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  • The Shark hybrid pickup truck comes equipped with a 12.8-inch rotating infotainment display.
  • The pickup truck gets a new radiator grille that displays the BYD logo.

Chinese EV maker BYD has unveiled the Shark hybrid pickup truck for the global market. The all-new BYD Shark is the first truck in the brand’s lineup, and it is based on the DMO Off-Road ladder-frame platform. The automaker revealed the Shark hybrid at an event held in Mexico City. This is the first time the EV maker has launched a brand-new product outside its home country, China. The new pickup truck is all set to rival the likes of the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger, which are also available in the Indian market.

The company’s Chief of Americas, Stella Li, stated that the company chose Mexico City because there is a huge demand for pickup trucks in the country. The new product will further strengthen the brand’s position in the North American market.

BYD Shark Hybrid Pickup Truck Specifications

Inside the cabin, the BYD Shark Hybrid pickup truck comes equipped with a 12.8-inch rotating infotainment display along with Android Auto connectivity and Apple CarPlay. The truck also features a 12-inch head-up display and a 10.25-inch instrument display. There are physical buttons integrated on the centre console for several functions of the truck. The automaker utilized multiple colors to highlight the cabin's design elements. The toggle switches and rectangular air vents in the centre console are painted orange, while the dashboard, door panels, and seats all have contrast stitching.

In terms of safety features, the BYD Shark is packed with six airbags, vehicle dynamic control, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, hill descent control, hill start control, a regenerative braking system, and more. BYD will offer the pickup truck with three terrain modes: Sand, Snow, and Mud.

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The pickup truck gets a new radiator grille that displays the BYD logo. It features squarish headlamps, which are outlined by C-shaped DRLs and linked through a lightbar. The Shark has an imposing and rugged appearance with its flared wheel arches, gigantic proportions, and high ground clearance. The pickup truck measures 5457 mm in length, 1971 mm in width, and 1925 mm in height. The company claims that the truck has a payload of 835 kg and a towing capacity of 2500 kg. At the rear, Shark Hybrid gets rectangular lamps connected by a lightbar.

Under the hood, the 2024 BYD Shark hybrid pickup truck comes equipped with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is paired with two electric motors, one on both axles, generating a combined power of 435 hp. BYD claims that in hybrid mode, the pickup truck can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.7 seconds and can reach top speeds of up to 160 kmph. The pickup truck features a 29.5 kWh battery set that can be charged from 30 to 80 percent in 20 minutes via a 40 kW DC fast charger. Its combined range is 840 km, with an EV-only range of up to 100 km.

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  • Published On: 15/05/24
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