Published on April 24, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid Concept debuted on the Beijing Auto Show. The S60L Plug-in Hybrid Concept previews a new petrol plug-in hybrid based on the China-only Volvo S60L sedan. The production version will be launched on the China car market in 2015.
Published on April 20, 2014 by Joey Wang
The BYD Tang hybrid SUV debuted today on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The BYD Tang is a speedy hybrid SUV based on the BYD S7, which again is based on the good old BYD S6. The BYD Tang comes with an impressive front with a giant grille with lots of chrome, which will look even more heavy-loaded on a dark colored car.
Published on April 15, 2014 by Joey Wang
The first live shots of the of the BYD Tang hybrid SUV, scheduled to debut on Sunday on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The BYD Tang is a speedy hybrid SUV based on the upcoming BYD S7, which again is based on the good old BYD S6. The Tang comes with an impressive front with a giant grille with lots of chrome. The body seems heightened compared to the S6 and S7, but the wheels are the same size, making for a slightly unbalanced look.
Published on April 8, 2014 by Joey Wang
The S60L competes with other China-made China-only stretched sedans such as the Audi A4L, the BMW 3Li, and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, none of which offers a hybrid, giving Volvo an unique selling point in a hard battled market.
The S60L Hybrid will be powered by a 200hp 2.0 turbo petrol engine mated to a 67hp electric motor. The combination petrol-electric is unique for China, as Volvo only offers a diesel-electric hybrid in the rest of the world. Price of the Volvo S60L Hybrid will start around 320.000 yuan.
Published on April 5, 2014 by Joey Wang
The very first official photo of the BYD Tang super SUV, scheduled to debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show later this month. The BYD Tang is a hybrid SUV based on the upcoming BYD S7, which again is based on the good old BYD S6.
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.