BYD Europe has confirmed specification of its updated 2021 model year Tang SUV which it will launch in EV-friendly Norway later this year.

The seven seat, full electric vehicle is being marketed and sold through RSA, a Scandinavian importer and dealer network operator.

The four wheel drive Tang is aimed at family buyers.

Range is a claimed class-leading up to 505km (NEDC) and acceleration to 100km/h takes just 4.6 seconds. Battery capacity is 86.4 kWh.

An extremely high level of technology for all occupants will, BYD said, make the Tang "a hugely attractive proposition" capable of "combining the daily commute with full day family adventures on a single charge".

For the 2021 model year, the interior has had a major upgrade, with all seats upholstered in brown leather and waffle stitching. Driver and front passenger seats are ventilated and heated and the large infotainment screen can be rotated to either horizontal or vertical to suit specific vehicle displays.

A large panoramic glass roof is standard and low level LED lighting can be adjusted to 31 different configurations. Connectivity includes 4G, DAB radio and OTA (over the-air updates) all, BYD claimed, "future-proofed to allow the additional of more functionality as technology is upgraded".

The model also now has BYD's exclusive Blade Battery which is claimed to be lighter and more robust than other electric car batteries.

Production of the 2021 Tang for Norway will commence in the second quarter of 2021 with first deliveries expected late next summer.

"Although it's been a challenging time for the passenger car sector," said BYD Europe managing director, Isbrand Ho, "we are extremely excited by the very positive reaction to our Tang demonstration programme."