December 18, 2013 by Joey Wang
The BYD pure electric super car will be launched on the China car market in 2015, called BYD E9. The super car will be a convertible two-seater comparable in concept to the Tesla Roadster. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h will take 3.9 seconds. Price will start around 500.000 yuan (82.000 USD) and that will make the E9 the most expensive China-made sportmachine ever made.
BYD is also considering a super sedan with a hybrid drivetrain based around a new 2.0 turbo with a combined output of 350hp. This drivetrain will first debut in a new dual-mode hybrid SUV that will hit the China car market in 2014.
BYD seems on the right power track. Earlier today the Shenzhen brand launched the 303hp Qin hybrid sedan. Lotta horses with a bit of green for the bees, a fine combination with a keen eye on the future.
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?