September 30, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD-shareholder Warren Buffet and his buddy Bill Gates are still in China. They’ve been busy checking out BYD factories and telling Chinese rich people about giving away money to poor people. They also helped to launch the BYD M6. The Previa-copy debuted at the Beijing Auto Show and has now hit the Chinese market.
July 12, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD’s M6 is a copy of the Toyota Previa, BYD likes Toyota a lot, they also copied the Aygo and the Carolla. Like all Chinese copies, the M6 is much cheaper than the original, just 200.000 yuan buys a standard 2.0 that can carry seven. Next step is the same 2.0 with more luxury for 230.000 yuan, top of la bil is the 2.4 (by Mitsubishi) for 250.000 yuan.
April 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Another new BYD waiting for the Beijing Auto Show to start. Again in a boring color, why not paint it red? The M6 is a full size MPV that resembles the Toyota Previa, but it’s bigger: 4808mm×1800mm×1756mm, wheelbase is 2950mm. Previa to compare: 4780mm×1790mm×1820mm, wheelbase 2900mm, a different car indeed.