BYD Qin shows its Back in China
Published on December 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots from the production version of the upcoming BYD Qin hybrid that will be launched on the Chinese car market next year. The BYD Qin debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April and we are very happy that the completely mad rear lights made it to the production version almost unchanged.
The front didn’t change much either. Fog lights are new, and so is the fuzzy blue strip in the lower part of the bumper. Blue = Green these days, when other motorists look in their mirror they will know a hybrid coming. An come it will! Combined output of the hybrid system is 315 horses and 440nm, making the BYD Qin one of the fastest production hybrids in the world. 0-100 will be gone in a slick 6.9 seconds. Price will start around 130.000 yuan, the production version of the BYD Qin will debut on the April 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
Dash very tech. Center tunnel with a lotta alu and a space age gear lever. Giant screen in the center console for showing hybriddy-diddy graphics and distracting the driver. The BYD Qin is based on the BYD Su Rui sedan that was launched on the Chinese car market in August.