Spy Shots: facelifted BYD G6 is alsmost Ready for the Chinese auto market
Published on June 16, 2014 by W.E. Ning
New spy shots showing the facelifted BYD G6 sedan testing in China, debut is scheduled for the Chengdu Auto Show in September with a launch on the China car market in October. The facelift comes with a new heavily chromed grille, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and a new engine.
this is the current BYD G6. Price starts at 79.800 and ends at 115.800. Engines: 2.0 with 140 hp and a 1.5 turbo with 154hp. The 2.0 is only available with a 5-speed manual, the 1.5 turbo comes with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DCT.
The facelifted BYD G6 will be powered by a new 2.0 turbo with 205hp and 320nm, mated to a 6-speed DCT. This new engine will also power the upcoming BYD S7 SUV. The 1.5 turbo will continue but the old 2.0 will not return. Price range will move up, with a start of about 100.000 yuan and and end somewhere near 140.000 yuan, making the facelifted G6 the most expensive BYD sedan ever.
Note the new 2.0 TID badge. TID has nothing to do with diesel, but means ‘Turbo, (direct) Injection, DCT.’
There is space for more chrome in the lower part of the bumper. Why not..?