2018 BYD Tang – a new great Chinese SUV (part 2)

January 5, 2018 at 10:38 am

The second generation BID Tang crossover is equipped with a hybrid power plant, borrowed from its predecessor. The 505-hp power plant includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 205-hp and 320 Nm output, two electric motors (150-hp and 200 Nm) and a 6-speed robotic DCT. The package also includes four-wheel drive, as well as 18 kW/h rechargeable batteries, which can overcome up to 85 km in electric mode. This technical arsenal gives the car excellent dynamic characteristics; the crossover accelerates in 4.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h.

Four-wheel drive BYD Tang image

Four-wheel drive BYD Tang image


Polestar 1 Coupe is the first brand’s model (part 2)

October 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Polestar 1 Coupe has got a hybrid power plant (gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors), electronically controlled Ohlins CESi suspension that adapts to road conditions and also to driving style. The hybrid unit with 600-hp and 1000 Nm of torque includes a petrol four-cylinder 2.0 Drive-E engine (equipped with a compressor and a turbocharger), responsible for front-wheel drive, two electric motors that rotate rear wheels with a capacity of 80 kW each one, starter generator, rechargeable 34 kWh batteries, providing 150 km running distance. The manufacturer does not disclose the dynamic and speed data of the new coupe.

The cabin has 2+2 landing formula picture

The cabin has 2+2 landing formula picture

The Chinese version of Gelendvagen is equipped by a hybrid power plant

May 21, 2017 at 10:28 am

BAIC BJ80 that is considered as a Chinese Gelendvagen that is already launched since last year. Especially for Shanghai Motor Show the carmakers modified the model and added a hybrid power plant. And this means that if you want to buy a hybrid or electric Gelendvagen, go to China. Mercedes brand has not got such version in their line-up. It also should be noticed that the proposed model is not considered as a Chinese clone, because it is produced in conjunction with Daimler and Beijing Auto at Beijing-Benz plant.

Baic BJ80 PHEV is a model with a hybrid unit photo

Baic BJ80 PHEV is a model with a hybrid unit photo