BYD will open its first passenger car factory in Brazil this year, with the aim of revolutionizing the country’s urban transport by focusing on cheap electric taxis and vehicles for car-sharing schemes. Adalberto Maluf Filho, director of the company’s marketing and governmental affairs in Brazil, told ChinaDaily that BYD is ready to provide non-polluting buses and taxis for large cities such as Rio and Sao Paulo.
Spy Shots of the facelifted BYD F3 in China, scheduled for debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April with a launch on the Chinese car market early in H2. The facelift includes a new and very shiny grille, new headlights, new taillights, and new bumpers. The facelift comes just one year after the last facelift of the BYD F3.
The very first Spy Shot of the upcoming BYD S1, a new sub-compact SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market just before the end of this year. The hybrid variant of the BYD S1 will be called ‘BYD Yuan’. BYD will use S-x names for the petrol-powered versions and fancy Chinese-dynasty names for the hybrid versions.
A new flock of photos of the new BYD S3 SUV, which will be called BYD Song when it hits the Chinese car market in the second quarter. The BYD S3/Song comes with the most impressive front we have seen on a BYD so far, with a heavily chromed grille topping a Lexus-like snout and flanked by mean looking lights.
BYDwill launch four new SUV’s in China, in addition the the mad BYD Tang and BYD Tang Ultimate. Starting with the BYD Yuan, a sub-compact SUV that will debut is the third quarter with a launch on the Chinese car market just before the end of the year. The Yuan will come with 1.1 and 1.3 liter four-cylinder petrol engines and as a dual-mode hybrid. Size: 4320/1765/1650, wheelbase 2520.
Time now for a closer look at the BYD Tang Ultimate Edition, the super speedy and hyper exclusive variant of the new BYD Tang SUV. The Tang Ultimate Edition is limited to 200 cars and costs 600.000 yuan (96.530 USD), but price goes down to 520.000 yuan (83.711 USD) when all green-car subsidies are included. Still a lot of money, especially since the base Tang starts at 220.000 yuan. So what do you get for all that extra cash? More power!, and then some.
BYD keeps up busy today. At the launch ceremony for the super sonic BYD Tang SUV they also showed the new BYD S3, a new compact SUV that will debut on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in April. The S3 comes with the most impressive front we have seen on a BYD so far, with a heavily chromed grille topping a Lexus-like snout and flanked by mean looking lights.
The BYD Tang SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, and it is coming with a bang. Best news first: the total combined output of the plug-in hybrid-electric power train is 505hp and 820nm, much more than announced earlier. The output makes the BYD Tang one of the most powerful SUV’s and the most powerful hybrid SUV in the world.
Price is aggressive too. Initially, BYD will sell only two limited-edition models: the Tang Limited, seen above, a dare-to-be-first edition limited to only 98 cars. It comes with red alloys, a dressed up interior and special badges. Price is set at 300.000 yuan or 48.256 USD.
Behold! This is the completely mad BYD Tang Ultimate Edition, an extremely fast hybrid SUV from China. The regular BYD Tang SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market later tonight, powered by a hybrid drivetrain that will propel the vehicle to 100 kilometer per hour in only 4.9 seconds. The Extreme Edition however will be faster still, it will reach the hundred in 4.5 seconds (!!!) due to added lightness, wings, and racy tires. Amazingly, Chinese media say the Extreme Edition will become available as a limited edition on special order, but BYD has not confirmed this yet.
BYD has officially applied for patent on the the upcoming BYD S3 SUV for China. The patent drawings show an impressive grille and a stylish D-pillar, both of which were mostly hidden on the test cars we saw in the spy shots. The BYD S3 is a new compact SUV for the booming Chinese car market. It will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the market in the second half of 2015, price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 90.000 yuan.