June 28, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy Shots of the interior of the facelifted BYD Qin plug-in hybrid show a brand new dashboard with a giant Tesla-like touch screen in the middle. It seems slightly smaller, narrower in particular, than the 17 inch screen of the Tesla Model S. The instrument binnacle and center tunnel are all new too.
June 21, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD is working on a facelift for the Qin plug-in hybrid sport sedan, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3. The facelift includes a new grille, a new rear bumper, new badges, and blue wheels!
The facelift comes at a curious moment; in April BYD launched the Qin EV300, a full-electric version of the Qin, which is based on the non-facelifted car. Are they going to facelift that one too, just two months after launch..?
April 1, 2016 by Joey Wang
The new BYD Qin EV300 has been launched on the Chinese car market. The Qin EV300 is the full-electric variant of the BYD Qin hybrid. Price including all clean-energy subsidies starts at 150.800 yuan and ends at 200.800 yuan. The total subsidy for the Qin EV300 is 109.000 yuan or $16.844.
At the same time and rather unexpectedly, BYD also launched the E5 EV300 electric sedan, which is basically a Qin without the fancy stuff but with exactly the same motor.
March 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
This the new BYD Qin EV300, the full-electric variant of the BYD Qin hybrid. The Qin EV300 will launch on the Chinese car market late this month. Price including subsidies will start around 160.000 yuan. The Qin EV300 comes with blue on the grille because blue = really green.
March 14, 2016 by W.E. Ning
Fresh Spy Shots of the new BYD Qin EV300, the full-electric variant of the BYD Qin hybrid. The Qin EV will debut on the Beijing Auto Show next month and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. Price including subsidies will start around 180.000 yuan.
February 15, 2016 by Joey Wang
The brand new BYD Qin EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in March. The Qin hybrid was launched in December 2013. The Qin EV is a full-electric vehicle powered by an electric motor with 218hp. Top speed will be 150 kilometers per hour and range will be an impressive 300 kilometer. Price including all green-car subsidies will start somewhere around 250.000 yuan.
May 13, 2014 by Joey Wang
BYD will join this year’s China Rally Championship (CRC) with the BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, marking the first time ever for a hybrid car to compete in rallying. The CRC is China’s official national rally championship with six scheduled events for 2014, supervised by the ‘Federation of Automobile Sports of PRC’ (FASC). Other participants in the CRC include y Suzuki with the Swift, Lifan with the 330, and various dealer-teams with the usual Impreza’s and EVO’s.
December 18, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The BYD Qin dual mode hybrid has been launched on the China car market, finalizing one of the most anticipated car launches in China in 2013. Price starts at 189.800 yuan and ends at 209.800 yuan. However, clean-car subsidies of central and local governments will bring price down by about 35.000 yuan, so the cheapest variant will end up at a mere 154.800 yuan.
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.
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: