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BYD's Model 3 rival is called the Han and does 0-100 in just 3.9 seconds

By Kenny Yeo - on 18 May 2020, 9:42am

BYD's Model 3 rival is called the Han and does 0-100 in just 3.9 seconds

(Image source: BYD)

BYD has unveiled its Telsa Model 3 rival recently and it's called the Han – named after the Han dynasty of China.

And as you can see from the image above, it will come in red and it looks like a Model 3 but with Honda Civic headlights.

The interior looks futuristic, with the dashboard dominated by a huge display.

BYD hasn't revealed much except that it will be fast. It claims the Han will do 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds, which is just a smidge slower than the highest spec Model 3.

The Han will also come with "Blade Battery", which Telsa says is "ultra-safe" and delivers long battery life with good range.

(Image source: BYD)

It will also come with a feature called "DiPilot" that uses 5G to augment the car's self-learning driver assistance functions.

Claimed range is 605km but that's based on the old NEDC cycle and not the newer and supposedly stricter and more realistic WLTP cycle that is quoted by most manufacturers these days.

The BYD Han is expected to debut in China by the end of June 2020 and is expected to cost around €45,000 to €55,000 (~S$69,455 to S$84,889).

Source: Top Gear