Designed in Germany, engineered in Silicon Valley, and manufactured in China, Byton’s first model the 2021 Byton M-Byte SUV.
Chinese automaker Byton has given rides in its protype SUV and says it will display a more finished production prototype later this year. is a truly global effort that the upstart automaker hopes will make a splash in the premium EV marketplace.
Our reporter who has ridden in the Byton describes it as a family room on wheels, with a complete flat-screen control center stretching from end to end across the dashboard and a second flat-screen for more controls on the floating, fixed hub of the steering wheel.
Similar in size to compact luxury SUVs such as the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-class, the M-Byte adds a competitive all-electric driving range and ground-breaking interior technology in the form of an absolutely massive 48-inch curved infotainment display that stretches nearly the entirety of the SUV’s dashboard.
Byton says the car will offer two battery sizes, 71 and 95 kwh, good for a range of 200 or 310 miles, respectively. The company hopes to bring its electric SUV to market in 2019 starting at about $45,000.