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BYD G5 debuts on the Beijing Auto Show

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The new BYD G5 sedan debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The BYD G5 is a new addition to the BYD line-up, it will be positioned between the BYD F3 and the BYD G6. The G5 will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year.

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Checking her shoelaces.

The BYD G5 is powered by a 1.5 turbo four cylinder petrol engine with 154hp and 240nm, mated to a six-speed DSG. Price will start around 100.000 yuan and end around 130.000 yuan.

A hybrid variant will become available in 2015. The hybrid drivetrain consists of the 1.5 liter turbo and a 149hp/200nm  electric motor with 149hp and 200nm, good for a combined output is  303hp and 440nm. Price for the hybrid will start around 150.000 yuan.

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Two chromed exhaust pipes scream power. Rear lights are huge. All taken together a decent vehicle with a fine engine for a decent price, but very exciting it is not.




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