Byton promised that the production M-Byte electric SUV would hold true to the concept. On Thursday, the startup electric-car brand released teaser images of the production vehicle’s cockpit, and they confirm at least the interior will keep that promise. Yes, the 48-inch screen is there ; Byton calls it the "Shared Experience Display."

The company said the interior motif is "digital power," and there’s a lot of tech going on to back that name. Aside from the screen that measures larger than some televisions sitting in living rooms across the country, the steering wheel has a 7-inch driver’s tablet and there’s an 8-inch central touchpad just below the center armrest. This tech is ready for primetime, Byton said in its announcement.

Teaser for Byton M-Byte SUV production interior

It remains to be seen how the interfaces will work together. No production car has ever implemented so much real estate for screens. Specifically, the steering-wheel-mounted tablet could be a tad clunky, though Byton said the wheel has physical buttons as well. Drivers will select the transmission mode from the center stack via buttons.

Should the design hold up as the first M-Bytes roll off the production line, the electric SUV’s cockpit looks like a nice place to be.

Teaser for Byton M-Byte SUV production interior

Real-world testing of the SUV started last August as Byton gears up to start production this fall in China. From there, Byton wants to break into the European and U.S. markets in 2020 with the techy SUV. […]

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