September 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The BYD i6 debuted at the Beijing Auto Show and it now almost ready to hit la market. It will do so at the end of October, price will start around 160.000 yuan. Engines: 2.0 and 2.4, 5-speed manual or auto. Size: 4860×1825×1462, wheelbase is 2745.
The i6 is BYD’s first step into a new higher-end market and one with fierce competition from the joint ventures and Chinese brands alike. It got the right loox, right engines and right price. This one might be a winner for BYD and they sure can use one. It is telling that BYD decided against hybrid or EV versions of the i6…
April 25, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD sells so many small sedans customers and the factory lost their way alike. One way to solve the problem would be some different brandnames, like many Chinese carmakers do. BYD didn’t do that just yet, instead they brought the i6, a new full-size sedan.
April 21, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD isn’t very good at keeping things secret until a show starts. Yet another new BYD standing on a parking lot waiting for the Beijing Auto Show. The i6 is a full size sedan: 4860mmx1825mmx1463mm, wheelbase is 2745mm. Prices from 120.ooo rmb to 180.000 rmb. Engines Mitsubishi sourced 2.0 and 2.4 litre four cilinder petrols, manual or auto transmission.