Chinese manufacturer BYD has released full details about their Tang hybrid SUV that goes on sale in China from today

Chinese manufacturer BYD has released full details about their Tang hybrid SUV that goes on sale in China from today.

BYD explains Tang gets its name from “the Tang Dynasty”, known “throughout the world as the most prosperous of all the great Chinese Dynasties”.

The machine is powered by a hybrid system that consists of a 2.0-liter turbo petrol unit with 205 HP (150 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft), two electric motors, each outputting 150 HP (110 kW) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft), and a six-speed automatic gearbox. The combined output stands at 505 HP (371 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque, which is enough for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in just 4.9 seconds. According to the company, the average fuel consumption is less than 2 liters per 100 km.

BYD has also introduced two special models, based on the Tang. The Tang Limited comes with red alloy wheels and special interior and costs 48,256 USD (41,629 EUR) with production limited to 98 examples. The Tang Ultimate Edition features a full wide body kit and is 0.5 seconds faster than the standard model in the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint. This limited edition will be produced in 200 copies with each carrying a whopping starting price of 96,530 USD (83,370 EUR).

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