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BYD Qin concept debuts at the Beijing Auto Show

Published on April 28, 2012 by W.E. Ning

BYD Qing concept

This is the new BYD Qing concept, it debuted earlier this week at the Beijing Auto Show. The Qing wasn’t as spectacular as we expected, it was basically no more than a slightly sexed up new BYD F3 with a hybrid drive-train. The Qing previews the replacement for the BYD F3DM, a hybrid based on the old F3 that was sold on the Chinese car market for a few years without much success. The Qing is expected to arrive at dealers near the end of this year.

BYD Qing concept

The Qin is a ‘dual-mode electric vehicle’, is has two ways of powering the wheels: pure electric mode (EV ) and hybrid mode (HEV). In the hybrid mode power comes from a 1.5L turbo-charged direct-injected engine, it is used mainly for recharging the battery. Range in pure electric mode is about 50km. 0-100 is gone in 6.9 seconds. Price is expected to start around 150.000 yuan but with subsidies this can go down to 80.000.

BYD Qing concept

BYD Qing concept

An evil smile at the back.

BYD Qing concept

Interior much more luxurious and blue than F3’s, will likely all disappear on production car.

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  1. dragin- May 3, 2012 Reply

    Not a PHEV is surprising.

  2. Panda- December 23, 2012 Reply

    Terrible. I wonder what the hell Chinese CC car designers are hired to do. Either you come up with something really interesting, inspiring and beautiful or you go futuristic and visionary. This car looks like the same crappy generic shit most Chinese brand sedans are, just with a weird “Are they for real??” grill. NEXT!

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