Published on February 13, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the first sketchy sketch of the new BYD S9, a large hybrid SUV that will be launched on the China car market in 2015. The BYD S9 will be positioned above the upcoming BYD S7 and BYD Tang. The new BYD S9 will be a mighty fast machine, BYD has officially announced it will do 0-100 in 3.9 seconds.
Published on January 23, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The best spy shots so far of the upcoming BYD G5 sedan. The G5 is a new addition to the BYD line-up, combining the platform of the BYD Si Rui with the high tech hybrid drive train of the BYD Qing. Design is all new with a heavily chromed grille, large headlights, and a speedy crease going from the front door to the rear light.
Published on December 24, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The new BYD ‘Tang’ hybrid super SUV will be launched on the China car market in late 2014, debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November next year. Price of the Tang will start around 300.000 yuan. Green-car subsidies of central and local governments will bring price down to about 265.000 yuan.
The Tang will be powered by BYD’s new DMII dual mode hybrid-drive system mating a petrol engine with an electric motor. The petrol engine will be a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder with 205hp and 320nm. The electric motor is the same unit as in the recently launched BYD Qin sedan; delivering 149hp and 200nm. Combined output of the power train in the Tang will be 354hp and 420nm.
The Tang will be based on the upcoming BYD S7 SUV that will be powered by the 2.0 turbo petrol.
Published on December 20, 2013 by Joey Wang
The very first Spy Shots of the new Chery E5 Hybrid, based on the existing petrol powered Chery E5 sedan. The Chery E5 Hybrid will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of next year.
Published on December 19, 2013 by W.E. Ning
General Motors has applied for patent on the Cadillac ELR for the China car market. Export to China will start in the second half of 2014. Production of the Caddilac ERL will start just before the end of this year, with the first deliveries to customers in the U.S. expected for February.
Published on December 18, 2013 by Joey Wang
New spy shots of the BMW i8 testing in China. This particular test car has been riding the roads of Beijing for a while. Earlier on we met it in the suburbs and this time it seems to be in the center of town. The BMW i8 will be launched on the China car market in early 2014 and BMW apparently wants to make sure it behaves well on Chinese roads.
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 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 August 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first BYD Qin hybrid we see on the road in China, seen in the great city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province. The Qin has temporarily license plates behind the windows, indicating this is a test car. The Qin was expected to hit the China car market this month, but it seems launch has been delayed to a moment in time later this year.
Published on July 5, 2013 by Joey Wang
Spy shots showing the final production version of the BYD Qin hybrid, it will be launched on the China car market in August. Biggest news first: BYD claims a combined fuel consumption of 2 liters per 100 kilometer. Price will start around 180.000 yuan.