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BYD launches new Song L electric small SUV in China with up to 660km range


With power outputs up to 380kW, the all-electric Song L will be available with either rear- or all-wheel drive

BYD has brought yet another electric model to market with its new Song L fastback electric SUV now on sale in China. 

According to Car News China, BYD has announced presales for the electric SUV which could be available one day in Australia. 

Taking clear styling influences from the likes of the Kia EV6 and even the Porsche Macan, the BYD Song L is set to have a starting price of around USD$34,100 (AU$53,000) and is available in both single- and dual-motor guises. 

2023 BYD Song L ev rear 3/4 angle static
This is the new BYD Song L SUV

Car News China reports that the BYD Song L is built on the company’s e-Platform 3.0 and features CTB (cell-to-body) battery technology. 

Chasing Cars has reached out to BYD Automotive to inquire about this new model, and whether the Song L could come to Australia in the near future. We will update this story if we receive word. 

If launched in Australia, the BYD Song L would compete with the likes of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 in the electric SUV space, but could undercut both of those rivals on price. 

2023 Kia EV6 GT blue front 3/4 static
The BYD Song L looks a little like the current Kia EV6

What standard specifications come with the Song L?

The BYD Song L electric SUV comes with the following features as standard:

  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • 15.6-inch floating centre touchscreen
  • Large 50-inch head-up display
  • Suede seats upholstery
  • DiPilot driver assistance suite 
  • Wireless phone charging 
  • Five-seat layout  
2023 BYD Song L ev front 3/4 angle
Standard equipment includes a 15.6-inch centre touchscreen

What powers the new Song L?

BYD will sell the Song L in China with either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive layout. 

The rear-wheel drive can be specced with the choice of either a 150kW or 230kW electric motor. 

A dual-motor version is also available with a maximum combined output of 380kW, making the Song L as powerful as the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV, or more powerful than the current 375kW BMW X3 M Competition

2023 BYD Song L side angle static shot
The BYD Song L has up to 380kW of power

The choice of two BYD Blade battery packs will be offered, at either 71.8kWh or 87kWh in capacity. 

Electric range varies from 550km to 662km, however these claims are likely to be NEDC figures.