The star of today’s episode of Special Coverage program is a new electric car that is called Byton M Byte, and it is a special car indeed because it brings the Chinese, American, and German industries together.
The Chinese company Byton was established in September of 2017 and its first car was publicly unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which is held annually to host presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
Co-founded by former BMW and Nissan Motor executives, this new Chinese car company is headquartered in Nanjing, China, with its design studios located in Munich, Germany, and it has engineers from all over the world to work together to develop its products.
Watch our first test drive of Byton M Byte which is going to be produced in the next few months:
However, the most amazing feature in today’s star is found in its cockpit, which has a 48-inch, high-resolution display! There is also a control unit in the center console and another control unit on the steering wheel.
This new fully electric car is available in two versions:
- A rear-wheel-drive car (we test drove today), which accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds.
- An all-wheel-drive version that accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds.
The new Byton M Byte electric vehicle can travel up to 460 km per electric charge, and it is powered by 95 kW battery, The car is also equipped with the third level of self-driving systems, the last level that allows the intervention of a human driver.
The price of a Payton or Byte car starts from 45,000 USD, equivalent to 168,750 SAR, which is a very competitive price considering the prices of other electric SUVs