BYD presents in China its new generation of its Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, designed by Wolfgang Egger (a former Audi designer) who in 2017 introduced a new design language.
Previous generation of BYD Tang
When BYD Tang appeared on the market in mid-2015, it quickly became the best selling plug-in in China reaching more than 5,500 sales in December 2015 - a result that no other BYD plug-in has surpassed to date.
In 2016, BYD sold more than 31,400 Tangs, but sales decreased below 15,000 last year and now to less than 1,700 in the first quarter as the Tang awaits this new version.
The new Tang looks stunning. It can seat seven (2+3+2) and is very quick - 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 4.5 seconds. The powertrain uses a 2.0 gasoline engine (205 hp) and two 150 kW motors for rear wheels (505 hp total).
All-electric range of BYD Tang is claimed to be up to 80 km (50 miles).
Source: Bogdan Spiridonov