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April 3, 2015

MIAS 2015: BYD to Show Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

BYD Philippines is showing off their newest executive sedan at the Manila International Auto Show that offers an interesting twist: it’s a plug-in hybrid.

The Qin (pronounced as “Chin”) is a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid developed fully in-house by BYD. It has an all-electric range of 70 kilometers and a hybrid powertrain that can extend the car’s total range to a distance similar to that of a conventional internal-combustion car.

Named after the first Emperor of China, the Qin was first unveiled at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. It was launched to the Chinese market in August 2012. The Qin also shares one distinctive feature of the turbocharged F5 Suri: it has a remote control feature.

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