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BYD unveils SUV and supercar in new luxury EV line

Premium Yangwang brand features company's latest driving, safety tech

BYD's U9 supercar and U8 luxury SUV are part of a new line catering to wealthy consumers. (Image from BYD online presentation)

GUANGZHOU -- Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD on Thursday unveiled a new luxury car brand, Yangwang, showing off a high-performance SUV and a supercar that it hopes will attract wealthy consumers.

At an online presentation, the company displayed the U8, a plug-in hybrid off-road SUV, and the U9 electric supercar.

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