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The Byton M-Byte is almost ready for its debut

We get a quick spin in a Byton M-Byte prototype.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
Steven Ewing
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The camo-wrapped "ride and handling golden car" is the M-Byte prototype closest to production intent for measuring chassis setup.

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A Byton executive says that the M-Byte is "not going to set lap records on Laguna Seca, it's not built for that."

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The M-Byte is a heavy SUV thanks to its big battery pack, but Byton's engineers tried to use its low center of mass to optimize handling.

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We'll see the production M-Byte at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Look at that screen!

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The M-Byte's interior is equal parts Range Rover and Blade Runner, with a dash of Minority Report thrown in for good measure.

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