BYD Tang

BYD Tang

One month left until the BYD Tang launches in China on July 6.

This is probably the hottest plug-in hybrid premier in China and potentially could outpace Qin, which already is the nation's best selling plug-in car.

Pricing starts at around 300,000 yuan (some $48,300) before incentives. Including incentives, price falls to roughly 220,000 yuan ($35,000).

At such a price, Tang offers AWD with 0-100km/ h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and system power of 505 hp. The Tang Ultimate Edition will be strong enough to do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, but the price of that version will also be two-thirds higher.

Average fuel economy should be below 2 l/100 km nearly (equal to 147 mpg), according to BYD.

We are not sure about all-electric range with an 18 kWh battery pack, but BYD claims 50 miles / 80 km.


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