Although Chinese cars do not have a good reputation, the fact is that today some Chinese brands are betting heavily as in the case of BYD Auto . Sure this car brand does not sound like Chinese, and is one of the few firms that offer their products on the Spanish market, albeit through an official importer (Bergé Automotive). He also has agreements with Mercedes-Benz .
With the signing of the three-pointed star has introduced the Denza, an electric vehicle with a range of about 300 kilometers. Now the Asian firm has presented Tang BYD Hybrid, a hybrid SUV with no less than 505 hp . This model also has a working design and visual quality outside seen by a Chinese manufacturer, plus equipment and a more typical of European manufacturers technological burden.
The Tang BYD Hybrid uses a gasoline engine of 2.0 liter 4 cylinder that, charging through, letting out 205 horses. This block is associated with two electric thrusters 150 hp each situated both on the front axle and rear. A gearbox dual clutch six relations is responsible for transmitting the power. It also has several driving modes (pure electric, hybrid, eco and Sport).
With all this, the Chinese SUV of 505 CV shows impressive performance and a ridiculous consumption. Declare a zero to sixty in 4.9 seconds with average consumption of only 2.0 liters 100 kilometers. BYD also offers a limited series that offers better performance, reducing the time from zero to sixty in 5/10. 80 kilometers are those that we can go without spending a drop of gasoline.
When it comes to equipment we have to say that could already learn some European brands . Standard LED headlights, navigation system with 10.2-inch screen, configurable 12.1 inch TFT instrumentation, eight airbags, electric parking brake, electrical, thermal and ventilated with memory seats, sunroof, alloy wheels included , leather upholstery, wood inserts, heating …
The next level of equipment includes three-zone climate control, audio system with independent adjustment for rear seats, rear seat heat, lane departure warning, complete visibility package, rear camera, active cruise control, parking sensors , Hi-Fi system and alert objects in blind spots, among others. Prices start from 300,000 yuan (€ 41,620) .
Article BYD Hybrid Tang, a Chinese SUV with 505 hp was originally published in Current Motor.