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First Live Shots of the BYD Yuan SUV for the Shanghai Auto Show

Published on April 17, 2015 by W.E. Ning

First Live Shots of the BYD Yuan SUV for the Shanghai Auto Show

The first live shots of the new BYD Yuan SUV, scheduled for debut on Monday on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The Yuan is a concept in name, but it is really close to reality in reality. The BYD Yuan is the hybrid variant of the upcoming petrol-powered BYD S1 sub-compact SUV.

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Spare wheel is ultra hip but will cause extra drag.

We now know more about the plug-in hybrid drive-train: a 1.5 liter (non turbocharged) petrol engine mated to two electric motors, one on each axle, creating a four-wheel drive car. In electric mode the Yuan has a range of 70 kilometer. BYD boasts that the acceleration from 0 to 100 takes 4.9 seconds, with is indeed fast for a car the size of a Ford Ecosport. Size: 4320/1765/1650, wheelbase is 2520.

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Character is ‘yuan’. And did I say ‘boasts’? They print it on the car!

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