BYD Music Plus is the Jeep Compass 4xe dream

Outside of the luxurious phase, Brazil had no selection of plug-in hybrids till the Jeep Compass 4xe arrived. The phase grew with the CAOA Chery Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV, however is now joined by the BYD Song Plus. It’s speculated to be a luxurious model, nevertheless it’s cheaper than Jeep and CAOA Chery with extra autonomy.

At BRL 269,990, Music Plus is spectacular worth for cash. It comes with unbiased emergency braking, six airbags, auto-pilot, energy trunk opening, brake help, ramp begin help, sunroof, dual-zone local weather management, digital dashboard and multimedia heart with display rotation.

In phrases of apparatus, you’ll be able to solely complain about the lack of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, one thing BYD has promised to repair in the subsequent replace. But it might use a extra user-friendly system, as the mannequin is much less complicated and appears extra like Android tablets from a decade in the past.

Music BYD Plus [Auto+ / João Brigato]

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What makes it clear that BYD is in the luxurious phase is the inside of its autos. It’s properly completed, properly maintained and has no debt to an Audi, BMW or Mercedes. The whole higher a part of the dashboard is lined with blue material, on the dashboard and on the entrance and rear doorways.

It comes with beige leather-based and orange stitching down, the structure on the seats. The gentle leather-based is velvety and has a pleasant end. The {hardware} is properly constructed, and the Music Plus field exudes refinement. Along with that, we’ve a digital system platform with good definition and completely different options.

Music BYD Plus DM-i [divulgação]
Music BYD Plus DM-i [divulgação]

The excessive dashboard helps with this sense of refinement, together with the ambient lighting. There is plenty of area inside, particularly in the second row of seats, which is typical of Chinese manufacturers. The again is mendacity down, you’ll be able to lie comfortably. The trunk has a very good 574 liters.

1000 km with a tank

BYD’s focus with its DM-i hybrid system is gas financial system. Therefore, it combines a 1.5-cylinder engine with 110 hp and 13.8 kgfm of torque with an electrical motor of 179 hp and 32.2 kgfm. It is clear that almost all of the work is the electrical automotive. But collectively, it delivers 235 hp and 40.7 kgfm.

Music BYD Plus [Auto+ / João Brigato]
Music BYD Plus [Auto+ / João Brigato]

When in flight, the electrical motor drives the Music Plus with vitality, exhibiting a extra energetic efficiency than the Compass 4xe. The 1.5 is available in as a supporter, serving to the electrical motor and grunt at pace and acceleration. This is as a result of, in some circumstances, it solely prices the batteries of the electrical system, in others, it helps.

As a outcome, it provides electrical motor capabilities, however there is no drawback of steady integration into the move. Because of that, it could possibly attain 1,000 kilometers of autonomy with batteries and a tank. According to BYD, the Music Plus will get 22.2 km/li metropolis and 19.6 km/li freeway.

Music BYD Plus [Auto+ / João Brigato]

The error is very small

If in apply the BYD Song Plus was sturdy, in the route, there is no correction. It’s too gradual and useless, and does not encourage confidence at excessive speeds. On the street, it is very clear. A great modification was misplaced, much less loading of the wheel, following the will of Brazil, not China.

Prevention, on the different hand, is superb. Focusing on consolation, the BYD Song Plus sails like a cruiser on the roads. It’s clean, comfy, silent and nearly floating. It does not harm to enhance the mannequin’s efficiency in curves, nevertheless it’s not a pudding like different Chinese fashions.

Music BYD Plus [Auto+ / João Brigato]


The Jeep Compass 4xe that arrived in Brazil is costly, dearer than it ought to be, and never a hit for a mannequin that sells properly. This gave the CAOA Chery Tiggo 8 Pro the market share. But now BYD Song Plus comes with the potential for extra.

It has confirmed to be very economical, very environment friendly, stunning and reasonably priced. It has the identical nice characters as the brothers Tan and Han, and likewise brings humanity in its visions and clever mechanics. There is plenty of potential to promote if BYD overcomes the assumption that it is a Chinese luxurious model.

Music BYD Plus [Auto+ / João Brigato]

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