Byton

  • Byton M-Byte and K-Byte

    Tesla vehicles have earned a reputation, boosted by YouTube reaction videos, for their blistering, dragstrip-worthy, straight-line acceleration. Porsche is getting into the electric performance game with even more fervor. The German luxury marque aims for the pedigree of Nürburgring times and track-ready handling with its upcoming 600-plus horsepower Taycan. The Chinese-funded startup electric-car maker Byton, however, places performance bragging rights and sport-sedan pedigree low on its list of priorities. It has other targets in mind for its upcoming M-Byte crossover, due to go on...

  • Byton M-Byte interior  -  production prototype for CES 2019
    Byton M-Byte will have a 48-inch screen running the length of the windscreen

    Byton will use this week's 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase the production-ready interior design of its upcoming M-Byte electric crossover SUV, and crucially the design maintains the ultra-wide digital screen first shown in concept form a year ago. The curved screen, referred...

  • Byton M-Byte and K-Byte concepts
    Byton production to start in 2019, US launch slated for second half of 2020

    Byton only unveiled a concept of its first model, the M-Byte SUV, in January but the Chinese electric car startup is confident of starting sales in its home market by the second half of 2019 and expanding into Europe and the United States a year later. The information was revealed by Byton CEO and...

  • Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype
    Byton M-Byte electric SUV begins real-world tests

    Following a reveal at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese electric car startup Byton is showing it's full-speed ahead for its debut model, the M-Byte crossover SUV. The company announced on Tuesday that it's begun testing prototype vehicles in the real world in Nanjing, China. Company...

  • Byton K-Byte concept
    Electric car startup Byton hints at sedan with K-Byte concept

    Electric car startup Byton on Tuesday rolled out the K-Byte sedan concept in Shanghai, China. The handsome design was presented during “Byton Night,” a preview event the company held ahead of the 2018 CES Asia where the K-Byte will make its formal debut Wednesday. Byton first burst onto...

  • Byton concept
    Byton raises $500M for continued electric-car development

    Byton, the Chinese electric-car start-up, has fresh cash on hand. The company announced on Monday that, after a new round of funding, it has another $500 million in the bank. Major investors involved in the latest round of funding include Chinese automaker FAW Group and a major battery supplier. In...

  • Jay Leno drives a Chinese-made Hongqi

    A historic Chinese brand could come back to life with help from Byton, the electric car startup based in the country. China's state-owned FAW Group said it's working with Byton to help give Hongqi, or Red Flag, a proper revival as China's premiere automotive brand. Red Flag, which is owned by FAW Group, famously produced the CA770, none other than the limousine for Chairman Mao Zedong 60 years ago. Today the brand builds a handful of models based on donor platforms. FAW Group's new chairman, Xu Liuping, told Bloomberg in a Thursday report that he wants to increase Red Flag sales 100 fold by...

  • Byton SUV concept
    Byton sedan concept coming in June

    Byton seemed to come out of nowhere when it showed up at the 2018 Consumer Electornics Show in January with a cool-looking SUV concept and confirmed the start of production for next year. But the SUV is just one of at least three electric cars Byton is planning. Another is a sedan, a concept of...

  • Byton concept, 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
    Byton partners with Aurora for self-driving tech

    Chinese startup Byton announced on Monday it will lean on Aurora, a U.S.-based self-driving technology company, to help incorporate Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving tech into its prototype and possibly its production cars. Aurora has plenty of other partnerships with more established automakers...

  • Byton concept first ride
    Byton concept first ride: the future is a trendy family room on wheels

    Walk up to your Byton and an exterior camera knows your face. The door unlocks and you open it. The car boots up and it knows your name. It knows your health data, reads your blood pressure, checks your schedule, and streams whatever video was on your smartphone. It even knows where you need to go...

  • Byton concept
    Byton electric SUV promised for 2019 with $45,000 starting price, loads of tech

    Chinese electric car startup Byton on Sunday unveiled a concept model previewing a fully connected electric SUV promised for launch in 2019 with a starting price of about $45,000. Byton is pitching its SUV as a smartphone on wheels, essentially making it a “smartcar.” Any company can...

  • Byton concept, 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
    Startup Byton teases electric SUV ahead of CES debut

    The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become more than a place for technology companies to show off their latest smartphone or gadget. Now, automakers and auto startups flock to the stage to present technical concepts and new vehicles as the automobile becomes more connected than ever. At...

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