This is the production version of the BYD Qin hybrid,  it was launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China. The BYD Qin will hit the Chinese car market in June, price will range from 130.000 yuan to 180.000 yuan. The BYD Qin debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April last year, and the production version loox almost the same.

The BYD Qin is essentially is hybrid version of the new BYD Su Rui that was launched on the Chinese auto market in August. The Qin however will be marketed as a different vehicle.

The Qin is powered by a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 1.5 liter turbo four cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor. Combined output of the hybrid system is 315 horses and 440nm, making the BYD Qin one of the fastest production hybrids in the world, 0-100 will be gone in a slick 6.9 seconds. The 1.5 turbo charged direct-injected engine poops out 165hp, the electric motor another 150. Size: 4740mm/1765mm/1490, wheelbase is 2660.

Below you my summary of BYD and personal rating for the Shanghai Autoshow 2013:

Car Brand BYD
Owner BYD Motors
Price Class low segment
Price starting at 16,000 €
Qin hybrid
Target Audience lower class
Design Rating 1 (low) – 10 (high)
Exterior 5
Interior 4
Innovation Factor low


You can download my summary of the Shanghai Autoshow 2013 under the following link for free.


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