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Spy Shots: facelifted BYD G6 testing in China

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New spy shots showing the facelifted BYD G6 sedan, it will debut on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and launch on the China car market in the second half of this year. The facelift includes a new heavily chromed grille, new headlights, new rear lights, new bumpers, and an updated interior.

 

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This is the current BYD G6. Price starts at 79.800 and ends at 115.800. Engines: 2.0 with 140 hp and a 1.5 turbo with 154hp. The 2.0 is only available with a 5-speed manual, the 1,5 turbo comes with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DCT.

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The engines and transmissions will continue in the facelifted BYD G6 and they will be joined by a brand new 2.0 turbo with 205hp and 320nm, mated to a 6-speed DCT. This new engine will also power the upcoming BYD S7 SUV. The 2.0 turbo will move the price of the G6 upwards to about 145.000 yuan, making it the most expensive BYD sedan ever.

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The new 2.0 TID badge. TID has nothing to do with diesel, but means ‘Turbo, (direct) Injection, DCT.’

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