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.
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.
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.