New Spy Shots of the upcoming BYD M5, an ultra racy plug-in hybrid MPV that will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. The M5 comes with beautifully crafted headlights and a shiny grille with a big BYD badge in the middle.
BYD has updated the Tang hybrid super SUV and they have given it a new name: Tang 100. Biggest new is a larger capacity battery which extends the pure-electric range from 80 kilometers on the old car to 100 kilometers on the new car; hence the name.
Spy Shots showing the upcoming BYD M5 MPV testing in China. The M5, not to be confused with a German sporty sedan with the same name, will debut in April on the Shanghai Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter.
BYD is working on an electric variant of their Song SUV. The Song EV will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market in late Q4. The Song is currently available with a 154hp 1.5 and with a 205hp 2.0 turbo. The promised hybrid version hasn’t materialized yet, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it was cancelled altogether in favor of the EV.
The EV will be powered by two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle. The motor on the rear axle will have an output of 214hp and the motor at the front another 147, good for a combined output of a hefty 361 horses, and that would make it the most powerful Chinese EV ever. Range will be some 270 kilometers. No other specs available at the moment, but it seems the BYD Somg EV is going to be an impressive machine.
A dramatic accident in a rural area of Shandong Province. A Rolls-Royce Ghost wedding car, which was rented all the way from Beijing, crashed right into the side of a BYD F0 Toyota Aygo-clone mini car. The Roller was just on its way to a wedding so the happy couple was not inside.
Spy Shots of the interior of the faceliftedBYD 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.
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..?
Local Chinese automakers are launching more EV’s in one week than the rest of the world in one year. The latest addition to the buzzing fleet is the BYD Yuan EV, a full electric variant of the BYD Yuan SUV. The Yuan EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in H2 for about 150.000 yuan.
The new BYD Yuan compact SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, sporting a very nice albeit a bit busy design. Price for the petrol versions starts at 59.900 yuan and ends at 121.900 yuan. Price for the hybrid version starts at 209.800 yuan and ends at 249.000 yuan. The hybrid thus is 88.000 yuan more expensive than the top-spec petrol version, but there is a good reason for that.
The new BYD e5 300 full-electric car has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price including all clean-energy subsidies starts at 120.800 yuan and ends at 140.800 yuan. The total subsidy for the BYD e5 is 109.000 yuan or $16.844.
The BYD e5 300 is basically a cheaper and less fancy variant of the BYD Qin EV300, which was launched on the same day. Both cars share the same electric drive train and are of the same size.