Malaysia Autoshow 2024: BYD Bao 5 makes a striking appearance

Malaysia Autoshow 2024: BYD Bao 5 makes a striking appearance

KUALA LUMPUR: BYD took everyone by surprise at the Malaysia Autoshow 2024 with the preview of the Bao 5. It is an off-road 4x4 SUV hailing from the Chinese marque’s new sub-brand, Fang Cheng Bao.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • On which platform is the BYD Bao 5 based?

    The Bao 5 is based on BYD’s DMO Platform, which comprises an advanced chassis, a specialised hybrid architecture, a 4WD system, and off-road modes.
  • What powers the BYD Bao 5?

    The BYD Bao 5 is powered by a plug-hybrid drivetrain combining a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, dual motors, an E-CVT gearbox, and a 31.8-kWh battery pack.
  • However, BYD did not reveal the Bao 5's arrival in Malaysia or discuss its specifications and price point. However, we can refer to the Chinese market to get an idea of what the vehicle offers.

    BYD Bao 5

    The Bao 5 is based on BYD’s DMO Platform, which comprises an advanced chassis, a specialised hybrid architecture, a four-wheel drive system, and off-road modes. The said platform achieves “exceptional system power while saving 35% in fuel compared to gasoline vehicles,” claims the automaker.

    The plug-hybrid engine combines a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline mill and dual motors (one on each axle), generating a total system out of 687 PS and a peak torque of 760 Nm. The power is sent to all four wheels via an E-CVT gearbox, enabling the SUV to run from a standstill to 100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds. 

    The kit also includes a 31.8-kWh Blade lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery, which offers an all-electric range of 125 km (on the CLTC cycle).

    BYD Bao 5

    Dimensionally, the BYD Bao 5 is 4,890 mm long, 1,970 mm wide, and 1,920 mm tall, and spans a wheelbase of 2,800 mm. It boasts an impressive ground clearance of 310 mm, along with approach and departure angles of 35° and 32°, respectively. 

    Features like a water-wading system, a rear differential lock, and BYD's DiSus-P Hydraulic Body Control System further enhance its off-roading capabilities.

    The exterior design of the SUV looks rugged and reminiscent of iconic SUVs like the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Land Cruiser Prado. Inside, it is tech-rich with three screens - a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch passenger-side touchscreen, and a large 15.6-inch central touchscreen. 

    Want to see this off-road SUV in person? Visit the BYD booth at Hall A2, MAEPS, now.

    Also read: BYD Shark PHEV launched, the future of pickup trucks in Malaysia? - 1.5-litre petrol-electric powertrain, AWD with 435PS, 840km range

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