Selling cars in Chinese markets is like using a wishing well. If the desire is strong and the actions are intact, anyone can turn their dreams into reality. So to set their foothold in the Chinese automotive sector, Daimler and BYD will be launching a series of EVs that falls under the brand name Denza.
Computer-generated images of the first Denza-badged vehicle were leaked out ofChina’s patent office last year.
The car will use the same platform as the last generation of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Based on the first-generation Mercedes-Benz B-class (a car originally designed to accept batteries within its flat floor structure), the first Denza model was developed in Chinaby a team of engineers from both Daimler and BYD Auto.
The brand will be choosing a logo resembling a water drop, but no official details have been revealed as yet.
Rumors claim that it will be powered by an electric motor that gets its juice from a lithium-ion battery.
While the chassis is engineered by Mercedes-Benz, the electric drivetrain was designed in the offices of BYD.
The car will only available as an electric car, and it will not be exported to markets outside of China.
A complete set of details about Denza and its very first model will be available in a few days – when the Beijing Motor Show kicks off.