BYD Shark pickup truck globally unveiled

The BYD pickup truck will rival the Toyota Hilux.

BYD has globally unveiled its first-ever pickup truck called the 'Shark' - named as part of its 'Ocean Series' lineup of vehicles, which includes the Seal sedan, Seal U SUV and Dolphin hatchback.

The new BYD Shark pickup truck features a conventional double-cab design with bold styling elements. The pickup truck measures a massive 5,457 mm in length, 1,971 mm in width and 1,925 mm in height.

The front comes with a large 'BYD' lettering on the grille, flanked by C-shaped LED DRLs connected by a light bar. The rear taillights also feature a light bar running across the width of the truck. The rear also gets the BYD logo embossed on the tailgate.

Inside, the BYD Shark features two large screens, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Other details include vertical AC vents, plenty of open storage areas, a 12-inch head-up display, wireless charging, rear AC vents, a karaoke function and a surround-view monitor.

The BYD Shark comes powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain featuring a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired with an electric motor. The powertrain produces a combined output of 435 BHP, with BYD claiming a 0-100 km/h time of 5.7 seconds. The pickup truck is also capable of travelling 100 km on electric power alone, with the batteries taking 20 mins to charge from 30-80%. The truck has a payload capacity of 835 kg.

The BYD Shark pickup truck will go on sale in the international market in the coming months. Once launched, it will rival the Toyota Hilux.

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