BYD has released revamped models of the plug-in hybrid version of its flagship Han sedan to make it more affordable, similar to what it has done so far this year to expand its market share.
The new energy vehicle (NEV) giant officially made the 2023 Han DM-i Champion and 2023 Han DM-p Warrior editions available in China, starting at lower prices while allowing for upgraded specifications.
The 2023 Han DM-i is available in six versions with starting prices of RMB 189,800, RMB 199,800, RMB 209,800, RMB 219,800, RMB 239,800 and RMB 249,800 respectively. The previously available Han DM-i has 4 versions with starting prices of RMB 217,800, 227,800, 237,800 and 291,800 respectively. This means that the starting price of the 2023 Han DM-i is reduced by RMB 28,000. BYD's 2023 Han DM-p is only available in one version with a starting price of RMB 289,800.
The 2022 Han DM-p is also available in one version at a starting price of RMB 321,800. The price for the 2023 model was reduced by RMB 32,000.
Several BYD models are available in both pure electric and plug-in hybrid versions, with the latter sometimes include a DM-i version that focuses more on fuel economy and a DM-p version that focuses more on performance.
The BYD Han has a length, width and height of 4,975 mm, 1,910 mm and 1,495 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,920 mm. The entry version of the 2023 Han DM-i can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and the 2023 Han DM-p in 3.7 seconds.
The BYD Han family sold 14,329 units in April, up 6.77 percent year-on-year and 5.75 percent from March. BYD aims to sell at least 3 million vehicles this year and strives to reach 3.6 million, the company's chairman and president Wang Chuanfu said at a March 29 investor conference.