Spy Shots: new SUV from BYD

Published on April 1, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

No Maybach for BYD’s dreamers so they took another Toyota instead. This is BYD’s new yet nameless SUV, some say it’ll be S6, that loox very much inspired by a Lexus RX, at least from 3/4 behind. The machine seems fresh from the factory so launch at the Beijing Auto Show is expected.

BYD has been a bit more creative up front. Well done BYD. Engine is the ancient 2.4 litre Mitsubishi 4-cilindre petrol that so many Chinese suv-makers use. In the ‘S6’ it has 118kw@5800rpm and 215nm@3500-4500rpm. A more modern BYD-developed 2.0 will be available as well, 103kw@6000rpm and 186nm@4000-4500rpmn.

No info yet on price but likely no more than 350.000 rmb for the base model. Local dealers will sell you Lexus-badges for 10 yuan a set.

Nice interior and it doesn’t look like the interior of the current RX. Nope…

…just a little bit inspired by the 2004-model.

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