Details are pretty sparse for now, but the short press release (available below) says that the Tang PHEV is going to be the first to use the automaker's "542 Technology." We assume those numbers mean something, but all that BYD is saying is the vague promise that it "is aiming at setting the standards for key performance of the upcoming new energy cars. The traditional standards for power, safety and fuel consumption will be once again redefined."
As for the vehicle itself, BYD says the Tang has a "tri-motor arrangement," with high-performance electric 4WD and the ability to go from zero to 100 kilometers and hour (62 miles per hour) in 4.9 seconds. To our eyes, the Tang has a Nissan Rogue-esque front end and the rest looks like any generic small CUV, which isn't a terrible thing but certainly not trendsetting. The G5 is not focused on any fuel-saving features and instead "shows BYD's IT advantage and abundant leading IT functions." We should have more from Beijing next week.
The 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, 2014 is fast approaching. At the press conference on 20th April, BYD will unveil the new compact sedan "G5"and the revolutionary plug-in hybrid electric SUV "Tang". In addition, BYD will release the World Exclusive "542 Technology" for the first time. The BYD exhibition stand will be in Hall E3 at Beijing International Exhibition Center.
Tang: Tri-motor Dual-mode and full electric 4WD
The 542 technology is aiming at setting the standards for key performance of the upcoming new energy cars. The traditional standards for power, safety and fuel consumption will be once again redefined. China's auto industry can now take advantage of the advanced new energy cars concept to rocket and pass the "old school" big brands.
Tang is the first model to conform to the 542 technology concept. Tang is equipped with tri-motor arrangement, hi-performance electric 4WD and powerful sports car-like acceleration from 0 to 100Km/h in merely 4.9 seconds! You cannot miss the unveiling.
BYD G5: An intelligent compact sedan
BYD new sedan G5, a gasoline car, with a sporty look and lines well defined, providing spacious interior accommodation. Equipped with intelligent technology, G5 shows BYD's IT advantage and abundant leading IT functions.
Besides of the Tang and G5, BYD will also be launching the all-rounded SUV-S7. S7 is planning to hit the market in the second half of 2014. Additionally, a brand new F3, the charging tower and 3D instrument will definitely catch your eyes at first sight. BYD is the leading new energy company in auto field and will constantly bring surprises to the industry. Interested? Go to our stand in Hall E3 to find more!
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China's largest companies and has successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to "solve the whole problem" has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.
As the world's largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future. For more information, please visit www.byd.com