August 15, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
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.
October 13, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
The BYD Song SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 96.900 yuan and ends at 146.900. First a word on names. Up until today we were lead to believe that the petrol powered variant of this new SUV was going to be called ‘BYD S3‘, and the hybrid variant ‘BYD Song‘, just like they go with the BYD S7 and the BYD Tang.
But no. BYD, in its undeniable brilliance, has suddenly decided to call the entire range ‘Song’, petrol and hybrid alike. And to make things even better: today’s launch is for the petrol variants only, the hybrid will follow in early 2016.
September 18, 2015 by W.E. Ning
This is the final production version of the BYD S3 slash BYD Song. The S3 is the petrol version and the Song the hybrid version. This white-yellow demo car is a bit of a mess. It has stickers on the side saying ‘Song (S3)’, a Song badge on the back, but a 2.0 turbo engine under the bonnet. BYD likely tried to show off two cars in one, which in the end only seems to indicate that the real Song isn’t ready yet.
April 21, 2015 by W.E. Ning
This is the all-new BYD Song SUV, unveiled on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. It is officially still a concept but it is 99% production ready. The real thing will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4. The BYD Song is the hybrid variant of the upcoming BYD S3 SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the third quarter of the year.
April 18, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new BYD Song, seen completely naked in the exhibition hall for the Shanghai Auto Show, where it will officially debut on Monday. The BYD Song is the hybrid version of the upcoming BYD S3 SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of the year.
April 17, 2015 by Joey Wang
The first live shots of the new BYD Song SUV, scheduled for debut on Monday on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The Song is a concept in name, but it is really close to reality in reality.The BYD Song is the hybrid version of the upcoming BYD S3 SUV.
April 7, 2015 by Joey Wang
BYD has released the first official images of the BYD Yuan and BYD Song, two SUV’s scheduled for debut on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show that starts on April 20. They are called ‘concept cars’ but they are really very close to reality. The blue car is the BYD Yuan, it is the hybrid variant of the petrol-powered BYD S1 sub-compact SUV.
January 26, 2015 by Joey Wang
A new flock of photos of the new BYD S3 SUV,one of four brand new BYD SUV’s under development. The BYD S3 comes with the most impressive front we have seen on a BYD so far, with a heavily chromed grille topping a Lexus-like snout and flanked by mean looking lights.