We Caught The BYD Tang Debut At Auto China Last Year
The plug-in electric BYD Qin was an immediate sales success when it launched last year in China.
Sales started out low, but rather quickly sales established at a level well over 1,000 units per month and even hit and held steady at 1,700 units per month late last year.
According to BYD:
"BYD saw record EV sales in 2014 with the BYD Qin now topping the World’s Best Selling EV charts (presently in 5th place in PHEV sales)."
But there's a new BYD plug-in that's expected to trump Qin sales:
"Demand for the BYD Tang is said to be incredibly high... The BYD Tang is expected to quickly surpass the BYD Qin's monthly sales figures as China has waited a long time for a PHEV Sport Utility Vehicle."
"The BYD Tang, announced at Auto China 2014 (the Beijing Auto Show), is BYD Auto’s second generation DM 2.0 PHEV vehicle, and first of the much touted BYD 5-4-2 platform models:
5: standing for 0-100km/ h (0-60 mph) in less than 5 seconds 4: standing for 4-wheel drive
2: standing for less than 2 liters average consumed over 100 km (best-in-class fuel economy nearly equal to 147 mpg)
Tang is available for pre-order now in China. Pricing starts at ~300,000 RMB ($48,100 USD before EV incentives), there is also a high performance version is expected to cost twice as much.
We Caught BYD’s Chairman Wang Chuanfu Introducing The New Tang SUV Plug-In At Auto China Last Year