BYD Unveils Shark Pickup Truck in Mexico

BYD Shark

BYD introduced its new BYD Shark pickup truck in Mexico on May 15. The Shark targets the US and Australian markets, with a launch in China yet to be confirmed.

The BYD truck boasts a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour and comes in two variants: GL and GS. While specific differences between the models are unknown, BYD has priced them differently.

BYD Shark Price

The BYD Shark GL starts at 899,980 Mexican pesos (approximately ₹4,842,823), while the BYD Shark GS starts at 969,800 Mexican pesos (approximately ₹5,218,559). The Shark comes in three colors: Pallas White, Marmara Black, and Atlantis Grey.

BYD Shark
Image Credits: BYD

Performance and Range of the BYD Shark

The BYD Shark features a plug-in hybrid powertrain with two motors. The front motor delivers a maximum power of 170 kW and 310 Nm torque, while the rear motor produces 150 kW and 340 Nm torque. This combination propels the Shark from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.7 seconds, with a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour.

The Shark boasts a 29.58 kWh battery, offering an all-electric NEDC range of 100 km. The combined gasoline-electric NEDC range reaches 840 kilometers. BYD also claims a fuel consumption of 7.5 liters per 100 km.

BYD Shark
Image Credits: BYD

BYD Shark Interior and Safety Features

The BYD Shark’s interior features a driver-centric layout with a 10.25-inch LCD instrument cluster, a large 12.8-inch central touchscreen for infotainment, and a futuristic 12-inch head-up display (HUD). Compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ensures seamless smartphone integration.

Dimensionally, the pickup measures 5,457 mm long, 1,971 mm wide, and 1,925 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3,260 mm.

For enhanced safety and visibility, the pickup is equipped with a 360° panoramic camera system and a 180° rear camera. This combination provides a comprehensive 540° panoramic view, reducing blind spots.

The BYD Shark marks the automaker’s entry into the mid-size pickup truck segment, initially targeting markets outside of China.

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