Published on December 2, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The very first spy shots of the upcoming BYD G5 testing in China. The BYD G5 is a brand new sedan that will be launched on the China car market in September 2014. The BYD G5 will be positioned between the BYD G6 and the BYD Si Rui.
Published on November 19, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very shiny BYD F0, seen on a car market in east Beijing. The fine F0 was sexed up considerably with a shiny purple wrap, wide racing tires, sporty alu alloys, and a Scion badge. The BYD F0 is a near 1:1 copy of the Toyota Aygo. However, a Scion-branded variant does not exist, making this BYD F0 Scion a truly interesting car…
Published on November 18, 2013 by Joey Wang
The super speedy 2014 BYD Qin hybrid has arrived at BYD dealers throughout China. The BYD Qin will be launched on the China car market on November 21 during the Guangzhou Auto Show. The coming of the Qin has been slightly delayed, BYD said earlier on the Qin would be launched on November 12. However, nine days isn’t much of a difference at all.
Published on November 15, 2013 by Joey Wang
BYD will invest 3 billion yuan ($ 492 million) in a new-energy vehicle plant in China, it will be build in the Lishui Economic Development Zone in the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. The plant will manufacture electric cars and electric buses.
The plant is expected to run on full steam in 2015, with a full capacity of 5000 electric cars and 1000 electric buses per year. The plans include an electric-vehicles R&D center in downtown Nanjing. The agreement between BYD and the Nanjing city government also includes the purchase of 400 BYD e6 taxis that will hit the road in early 2014.
Published on October 26, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A great video showing the new BYD Qin hyrbid super car drag racing eight other speedy cars. The BYD Qin is the most powerful mass market hybrid in the world, with a combined output of 303hp and 440nm. But can it beat the petrol-powered competition? They are:
Published on October 25, 2013 by Joey Wang
The revolutionary BYD Qin hybrid, seen here in beautiful matte black, will be launched on the China car market on November 12. Price will start around 200.000 yuan, without subsidies. The total amount of green-car subsidies from central and local government for the BYD Qin will be as much as 35.000 yuan, so this super hybrid can be had for 165.000 yuan or 27.000 USD.
Published on October 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots showing the facelifted BYD F3 is ready for the China car market. The facelifted BYD F3 will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in late November and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market just before the end of this year. The facelift includes new headlights, a new grille, new rear lights, new bumpers, and an updated interior.
Published on October 11, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the brand new BYD Qin hybrid, the most advanced automobile ever made by a local Chinese car maker, looking even more out of this world in Bling. The production version of the BYD Qin will officially debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market in early 2014.
Published on September 26, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Chinese media say BYD is working on a full-electric super car and a hybrid SUV. The super car will be called E9 and sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds. For comparison, the Tesla Roadster needs 3.7 seconds. The super car will debut, likely as a concept first, sometime in 2014.
The hybrid SUV will be called ‘Tang’ (唐). The power train will be similar in design to the power train of the BYD Qin sedan, but with a 2.0 turbo instead of a 1.5 turbo. Combined output will be around 350hp, good for a 0-100 in only 4.9 seconds. The Tang will debut in the second quarter of 2014.
Exciting plans, exciting power; is BYD finally getting its Mojo back?
Published on September 25, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The BYD Qin hybrid super sedan will be launched on the China car market in November. Price will start around 200.000 yuan without government subsidies. With subsidies price can go down as far as 160.000 yuan, and that isn’t much money for 303 horses.