Looking up to U8 leading the way! Which of these five new cars in August will become the next hot-selling model?

Which of these five new cars in August will be the next popular model, with U8 leading the way?

【phoneauto】In the just past July, whether it was the previous nationwide heatwaves or the recent typhoons that swept many parts of China, it has discouraged people from going out to look at or buy cars. In addition, July is also traditionally a slow season for the automobile market, and car companies seem to be having a hard time. Many car companies have once again resorted to price wars in order to boost sales.

According to the latest “China Automobile Dealer Inventory Alert Index Survey” released by the “China Automobile Distribution Association”, the inventory alert index for Chinese automobile dealers in July 2023 was 57.8%, a year-on-year increase of 3.4 percentage points and a month-on-month increase of 3.8 percentage points. The inventory alert index is above the line of prosperity and decline, indicating that the automobile distribution industry is in a recessionary period.

With this market situation, many users who were planning to buy a car in the near future have chosen to join the “wait and see” party. For these people, the new cars in August can provide them with new references. Among these upcoming new models, there are also some potential hot-selling models that are expected to ignite a new round of fierce competition in the market.

As the newly launched high-end new energy brand of BYD, Yawang Automobile has attracted countless people’s attention since its inception. As the first model under this brand, the Yawang U8 is a luxury plug-in hybrid hardcore SUV targeting the high-end market, with a pre-sale price of 1.098 million yuan. The car started pre-sales at the Shanghai Auto Show in April and is expected to be officially launched in August, with deliveries starting in September.

Yawang U8

The Yawang U8 adopts the “Space-Time Gate” design language, integrating a sense of the future and technology into its hardcore styling. The new car uses a borderless grille paired with a horizontal strip grille, along with brand new LED headlights on both sides, and light strips on the sides of the bumper, giving the new car a high degree of recognition and a distinct difference from the closed grille. From the side, the overall body lines of the car are very tough, and the posture of the car is also very robust, matching its hardcore off-road positioning. The dimensions of the new car’s body are 5319mm (including spare tire)/2050mm/1930mm, with a wheelbase of 3050mm.

Looking up at the U8 configuration

In terms of interior, the new car is equipped with a 12.8-inch OLED central control screen, a 23.6-inch instrument screen, a 23.6-inch multimedia screen for the co-pilot, a 70-inch AR-HUD head-up display, and a streaming rearview mirror for the front row. The rear row is equipped with two 12.8-inch suspended multimedia screens and a 7-inch central armrest LCD screen. At the same time, the new car is also equipped with a Dynaudio Evidence series audio system, Nappa leather seats, front and rear seat electric adjustment/heating/ventilation/memory/massage, front intelligent dynamic seats, intelligent four-zone independent heat pump air conditioning system, in-car refrigerator, and active fragrance system.

Looking up at the U8

In terms of power, the U8 is equipped with BYD’s “Easy Four-Square” four-motor technology. The power system is a plug-in hybrid system composed of a 2.0-liter engine and four driving motors. The battery pack has a capacity of 49.05 kWh, maximum power of 880 kW, maximum torque of 1280 Nm, 0-100 km/h acceleration of 3.6 seconds, CLTC pure electric range of 180 km, and CLTC comprehensive range of up to 1000 km.

The Baojun Cloud is the second model launched by the Baojun brand after its rejuvenation. It is positioned as a small pure electric SUV and competes with the BYD Dolphin. Considering that the current price range for the BYD Dolphin is 116,800-136,800 yuan, there have been rumors that the pre-sale price of the new car will be around 96,800-126,800 yuan, thus competing with the Dolphin.


In terms of appearance, the new car adopts a completely new design language after the BAIC brand’s facelift. The front face adopts a closed intake grille with the BAIC logo in the center. The headlights on both sides are designed as separate units, with daytime running lights on the top and main headlights on the bottom. The body lines are smooth, and the car roof has a floating design. The side mirrors integrate turn signals. At the rear, the new car features a through-type taillight design, with two simulated exhaust outlets on the lower bumper. The dimensions of the new car are 4295mm/1850mm/1652mm, with a wheelbase of 2700mm.


In terms of interior, the new car is equipped with an 8.8-inch LCD screen and a 15.6-inch floating central control screen. The multifunctional steering wheel supports four-way adjustment, and the button area integrates various buttons for intelligent driving, intelligent parking, and cruise control. In addition, the new car is equipped with functions such as keyless entry, one-key start, electronic handbrake, and automatic parking.

BAIC BJ Cloud Interior

In terms of power, the new car is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power of 100kW, providing two types of NEDC comprehensive working condition cruising range: 360km and 460km. The latter is equipped with a three-element lithium battery pack with a maximum capacity of 50.6kWh.

The BYD Sea Lion DM-i is a new plug-in hybrid mid-size sedan launched by BYD. It was renamed from the Destroyer 07 and is the first plug-in hybrid model in the Ocean series. The first batch of production cars has been officially rolled off the line at BYD’s Zhengzhou factory. It is reported that the new car will start pre-sales in August, with a price range of 180,000 to 250,000 yuan.

BYD Sea Lion DM-i

In terms of appearance, the new car adopts the concept of marine aesthetics, with a sleek and sporty design. The headlights are slim and sharp, and the tailgate slightly lifts up, giving it a sporty feel. The overall dimensions of the car are 4980/1890/1495mm, with a wheelbase of 2900mm. Overall, the size of this car is still larger than that of the pure electric Sea Lion model, more similar to the Han model.

BYD Sea Lion DM-i

In terms of interior, the car’s center console continues the overall layout of the Ocean series, with a crystal gear lever as the visual centerpiece of the secondary instrument panel, together with a group of mechanical buttons, forming the “Heart of the Ocean” control center. The “Heart of the Ocean” also integrates common functions such as start, power mode, driving mode selection, air conditioning, and audio control. It is worth mentioning that the Sea Lion DM-i’s instrument panel innovatively adopts a “2+1” configuration, consisting of two large screens: a 10.25-inch full LCD instrument panel and a 15.6-inch adaptive rotating floating pad, as well as a W-HUD head-up display system.

BYD Dolphin DM-i Interior

In terms of power, the BYD Dolphin DM-i is equipped with two sets of plug-in hybrid power systems, based on a 1.5L engine and a 1.5T engine, respectively. The maximum power of the 1.5L engine is 81 kilowatts, with a peak torque of 135 Newton-meters. The maximum power of the 1.5T engine is 102 kilowatts, with a peak torque of 231 Newton-meters. The official 0-100 kilometers/hour acceleration time is as fast as 7.9 seconds. In addition, the BYD Dolphin DM-i will be equipped with lithium iron phosphate blade batteries, with two pure electric range versions of 121 kilometers and 200 kilometers (NEDC standard) available.

In addition to the three new energy vehicle models mentioned above, there are also two fuel-powered new vehicles worth looking forward to in August, namely the Chery Exploration 06 and the new Haval H5.

The Chery Exploration 06 is a compact SUV positioned between a city SUV and a hardcore off-road SUV. The vehicle features a rugged exterior design, with a large grille that stands out, and is adorned with honeycomb-like elements on the inside, with the Chery logo in the middle, complemented by slender daytime running lights on both sides, offering high overall recognition. The new car adopts a split-type headlight design, with the headlights located on both sides of the front face. In terms of dimensions, the vehicle measures 4538mm in length, 1898mm in width, 1680mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2672mm.

Chery Explore 06

The Chery Explore 06 will provide features such as facial recognition, HUD head-up display, 360° panoramic imaging, and a SONY sound system for entertainment. In addition, the vehicle will be equipped with the 8155 chip for the car’s system. The seats will also offer functions such as heating, ventilation, and massage.

Chery Explore 06

In terms of power, the new car will be equipped with the 1.6TGDI+7DCT Kunpeng powertrain. The fuel version will be equipped with the Kunpeng 1.6TGDI engine, with a maximum power of 145 kilowatts (197 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 290 Newton meters. The high-end models are also expected to be equipped with a dual-speed electronic control part-time four-wheel drive system and an Eaton mechanical differential lock to enhance off-road performance and recovery capability.

As a representative model of Great Wall in the early years, the Haval H5’s reappearance with a new look after nearly 20 years still brings some surprises. In the current trend where new energy vehicles are becoming more and more mainstream, such a large SUV priced between 100,000 to 150,000 yuan is still a highly anticipated utility vehicle.

The all-new Haval H5

From the appearance point of view, the all-new Haval H5 adopts a tough exterior design. The front face of the vehicle is quite imposing, with a large-size intake grille in the middle equipped with a sturdy chrome trim and a hollowed-out design. At the rear, it features vertical taillights and is connected by a black trim, with the Haval brand logo in the center. The dual exhaust layout on both sides effectively enhances the visual sense of layering. In terms of dimensions, the new car measures 5190mm in length, 1905mm in width, and 1835mm in height, with a wheelbase of 3140mm, making it the largest SUV in its price range.

All-new Haval H5

In terms of interior, the all-new Haval H5 adopts a predominantly black interior design. The center console is equipped with a floating LCD display screen on top, while the area below is for air conditioning controls and multi-functional buttons. The steering wheel features a three-spoke design and integrated multi-functional buttons. The instrument panel is a full LCD display screen that can show various vehicle information.

All-new Haval H5 interior

In terms of power, the all-new Haval H5 is equipped with a 2.0T diesel engine (maximum power of 122kW) and a high/low power 2.0T gasoline engine (maximum power of 145kW/165kW), paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to the mentioned new car, there will also be many other new cars meeting consumers in August, including the Tengshi N8, Wei Pai Gaoshan DHT-PHEV, Nezha AYA, and the new Dongfeng Peugeot 4008. Furthermore, this year’s Chengdu International Auto Show will officially open on August 25. At that time, it is believed that many new cars will also make their official debut at the exhibition.

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