The BYD S6 was first introduced in 2010 at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China before hitting the Chinese market in 2011. The SUV enjoyed great sales success thanks to its popular design, interior features, and five-star C-NCAP crash-test rankings. Features like its TFT gauge cluster, onboard digital TV, smart key, and remote control made it a standout among the competition.
While the S6’s design might not be the most beautiful in the world, it offers many the perks Chinese SUV buyers are looking for. Its familiar Mitsubishi-sourced engines give buyers a choice of three powerplants and three transmissions. Seating for five comes standard and the rear seats fold down, making room for more cargo.
While BYD has been trying to launch its brand in the U.S., word is still out on when, or if, a launch will occur. If it does manage to bring vehicles to the U.S., look for the company to bring an updated version of the S6 to market.
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The “New F7” might not be the most creative name for BYD’s latest sedan, but the Chinese car rolls out with an impressive laundry list of technology features not normally found on budget-friendly family haulers. The New F7 is BYD’s new take on the original F7, which itself was an impressive car. It sported a dual-clutch transmission, a smart key system that provided car location details, a voice-controlled sound system, and a decent in-dash infotainment system.
Now the New F7 (literal in its nomenclature, for now) is packed with adaptive xenon headlights, a heads-up display, a 10.2-inch LCD touchscreen in the dash, a 12.1-inch LCD screen for the gauge cluster, 12 airbags, a 500 GB removable in-dash hard drive, a panoramic-view camera system, a smart-key embedded in a wrist watch, and a literal remote controller for parking from a distance.
For several years now, BYD has been trying to break into the North American market and it seems the automaker is closer than ever. Whether that will happen within the next few model years has yet to be determined, but with technology-laden cars like the New F7, it might be easier than ever.
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