China-based automobile manufacturer Byton managed to steal the limelight at an event on Sunday, 7th January 2018. The company’s growing importance as the de facto auto show doesn’t come across as a surprise, especially after they debuted their first concept all-electric vehicle. The company stated that they plan on starting the sale of their production model towards the end of 2019.
For a concept vehicle, Byton is quite boring when it comes to its exterior, suggests The Verge. “If you can excuse the patterned lights on the car’s nose and keister, the vehicle’s design lacks the taunting flare typically associated with concept cars shown at CES,” the report reads. The vehicle is described as being a fully-charged base model that can deliver roughly 250 miles. The single rear-mounted motor packs 272 horsepower, meanwhile, the high-performance dual-motor version delivers 476 horsepower for 325 miles. The report states that Byton might be launched at a starting price of $45000 for the base model.
As mentioned previously, the production for Byton is expected to begin towards the end of next year. The vehicles will even be launched in the U.S. markets. The version which was showcased at CES, 2018 was a representation of about 85 percent of the production model.
The company plans to follow their sedan and compact versions of the same with a similar vehicle architecture. Byton promises that the operating system on all the screens inside the car “will initially be as lightly loaded as possible, allowing users to become accustomed to it and comfortable.” The vehicle will lean on these customers for input, and that this feedback loop will continually shape the user interface, they stated. There are more such vehicles expected to be showcased at the CES, 2018 scheduled to take place from Tuesday onwards.