BYD First Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Pickup Truck Launched in Mexico

BYD introduces its first plug-in hybrid pickup truck, the Shark, in Mexico which Competes with brands like Ford and Toyota in the pickup segment.

The model is based on BYD’s DMO platform, where O stands for off-road and DM for dual mode.

Length: 214 inches, Width: 77.5 inches, Height: 75.5 inches.
Towing Capacity: 2500 kg, Payload Capacity: 835 kg.

Hybrid system with a 1.5-liter turbo engine and two electric motors.
Total power: 430 hp
Total Torque: 650 nm
0-100 kmh (0-62 mph) in 5.7 seconds.
Electric-only range of about 100 km (62 miles) (NEDC)

Design and Features:
Looks like it has been Inspired by Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford F-150 Lightning.
Full-width LED light bar, large BYD logo, rugged look.
12.8-inch rotating infotainment screen, 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, 12-inch heads-up display.
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, bidirectional charging.

Competitive Position:
Positioned against Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux in the Mexican market.

Variants and Prices:
Two versions: GL (899,980 pesos / ~$53,432 USD ) and GS (969,800 pesos / ~$57,577 USD)
Nepali Converted Price: GL Rs. 71.24 Lakhs /  GS Rs. 76.77 Lakhs

But the high tax applied on PHEV will of course making this much expensive. But only the time will tell if it will even launch here in Nepal or not.