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BYD S6 SUV Listed & Priced in China

Published on May 6, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The new BYD S6 SUV has officially been listed at the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 89.800 yuan and ends at 129.800 and that is even cheaper than expected. Toyota is likely to busy scrambling for parts to sue BYD’s **s off, so no danger from the Japanese Islands for BYD.

Engines: BYD’s own 2.0 with 103kw and 186nm, and a Mitsubishi sourced 2.4 with 118kw and 215nm. Nope. EV? Nope. HEV? Nope. BYD is done with greenyweenie drivetrains that don’t sell, no matter how much subsidy the Chinese government throws at it. Problem is that EV’s can’t be charged anywhere and HEV’s are still too expensive.

Good old fashioned patrol engine so, with the ancient Mitsubishi 2.4 as top engine. That machine has been around in China since the very first Chinese suv rolled of the line back in the early ’90’s. Sure it has been updated over the years but not very much.

To say a few friendly word to BYD: the S6 loox well put together. Whether it will be success is however a big question. It is not only us foreign journalist bashing BYD for borrowing other’s hard work. The Chinese media woke up and does it as well, and suprisingly hard. They even see copies where I don’t see them!

BYD is nowadays a favorite for bashing since all their cars are copied Toyotas and Chinese car buyers do take notice. The time of shameless copying is over, as Chinese automakers such as Chery and Geely already found out (with a few exceptions). Those automakers now hire respectable design firms or try to draw something truly their own. BYD does none of that, just looking for short term profits instead, but it will loose in the end.

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  1. darryl-12345- May 6, 2011 Reply

    what a fake! china should be ashamed!

  2. madushanka- November 8, 2011 Reply

    p/s let me know do you have right hand drive vehical?

  3. Tycho- November 8, 2011 Reply

    @madushanka.

    No, there is no right hand drive. As for now the S is only sold in China.

    Tycho

  4. Marc Sim- December 24, 2011 Reply

    IMHO it has cleaner lines and looks sportier than the Harrier 😀

  5. Reg Wynes- January 22, 2012 Reply

    I just purchased 1 for my wife in China,Hope they are in Canada soon, A Beautiful piece of work

  6. Johm- April 25, 2012 Reply

    I like BYD S6 DM, the price is cheaper than LEXUS or TOYOTA, and the designed of it suite to any peoples likes me, whatever I prefer love BYD S6 DM so much, My next year plant I will be buy BYD S6 DM, the price in my country LAO for BYD S6 DM about 20,000 USD only and it cheaper LEXUS and TOYOTA RAV
    Best Regards
    Johm!

  7. Johm- May 29, 2012 Reply

    Dear Sirs!

    Now I have to hear from my friend said yesterday price BYD S6 in my cuntry only 18,000 $, this price included tax ready, it very cheaper car for SUV if compare with Europ and Japan SUV car.

    Regards!
    Johm

  8. K A CHEAH- August 27, 2012 Reply

    WHY THE BYD S6 SUV DOES NOT HAVE A RANGE EXTENDED ELECTRIC VEHICLE (REEV) MODEL LIKE THE CHEVY VOLT WHICH CAN BE HIGHLY EFFICIENT IF BYD S6 HAS SUCH A MODEL IT WILL BE UNBEATABLE IF THE BYD E6 DRIVE-TRAIN IS ADOPTED BY ADDING AN EFFICIENT ENGINE GENERATOR TO CHARGE THE FE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES TO EXTEND THE RANGE WHENEVER REQUIRED OK? OUR BEST WISHES TO BYD FOR COMING UP WITH SUCH A REEV MODEL WITHIN THE BYD E6 PRICE RANGE BECAUSE THE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE IN CHINA IS NOT READY TO ACCEPT BYD E6 EXTENSIVELY YET OK?

  9. NANA OMANE BOATENG- January 21, 2013 Reply

    I am a young entrepreneur in West Africa Ghana to be precise. I would like to put before you a business proposal which will allow me to operate a taxi cab business with your less price cars in Ghana.At least 20 cars will be enough to start this business which at the of the year we will be getting at least $109,500.00.

  10. Younny- May 11, 2013 Reply

    Hi all,

    May I know fuel economy for BYD S6 please?

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