Last week, BYD debuted its latest sedan model, the Qin Pro, in Beijing. The new vehicle comes with three powertrains solutions – gasoline, DM (plug-in hybrid) and EV (pure electric) – for consumers with different needs.
The Qin Pro DM can accelerate from zero to 100km/h (0-62 mph) in only 5.9 seconds, and its fuel consumption per hundred kilometers is as low as 1L, making it the most powerful hybrid compact car yet. Thanks to the large-capacity batteries featuring high energy density and the newest intelligent battery temperature control/management system, the Qin Pro EV500 can travel as far as 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge and more than 800 km (about 500 miles) in a day. What’s more, its batteries can reach 80% charge in just 30 minutes.
The brand’s smart sedan is now also available in “Self-driving Developer Version” and “Ecosystem Developer Version” featuring open-source software, which are part of BYD’s efforts to embrace global developers and tech firms, as well as spearhead innovation and development in China’s auto industry.
In addition, the brand unveiled its BYD New Architecture (BNA), which comprises a global smart manufacturing platform spanning all kinds of vehicle engines and an intelligent connected platform featuring cutting-edge AI technologies. BNA also encompasses a self-driving platform opening up auto hardware and a world-leading new energy platform, which will become an “incubator for high-level intelligent vehicles” promising infinite ecological possibilities.
Empowered by the five core values of BYD’s BNA architecture, the Qin Pro features self-evolving aesthetics, intelligence, quality, power and safety, delivering a superior driving experience and astounding development possibilities. BYD Design Director Wolfgang Egger whole-heartedly designed the car with a new design language known as “Dragon Face”, giving the Qin Pro a sporty and elegant appearance, as well as a technologically advanced and luxurious interior.
BYD Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu recently said, “In the future, travel will only comprise 1% of smart cars, and the remaining 99% is open to the human imagination.”
As the world’s first car featuring BYD’s “D++” open-source ecosystem, which was unveiled at BYD’s Worldwide Developers Conference in Shenzhen on September 5, the Qin Pro connects developers, products, users and society. This will lower development costs for smart travel, empowering the industry and present myriad new application possibilities.