A new plug-in hybrid has arrived in the Philippines courtesy of BYD Philippines. It can seat seven, has loads of standard features and is powered by a turbocharged engine paired with two electric motors. Say hello to the all-new BYD Tang.
It serves as the brand's first plug-in hybrid crossover and is capable of producing a combined system output of over 500 PS.
“We move ahead into changing the game in transportation, guided by our mission, to be the leading mobility solutions provider, built on excellence in technological innovations, committed to environmental sustainability and delivering the best brand ownership experience by a team of passionate individuals,” said Mark Andrew Tieng, head of Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp, the official distributor of BYD cars in the Philippines.
A sleek and curvy design encompasses the BYD Tang thanks to its sharp exterior. 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels along with eye-catching headlight and taillight designs give the Tang its distinct profile. In terms of size, it measures 4815mm long, 1855mm wide and 1720mm tall. It also has a 2720mm wheelbase.
Under the hood is a turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain that is comprised of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors. On EV mode, the BYD Tang is capable of cruising on pure electricity for 80 km. With it, the Tang delivers zero emissions, zero noise and zero vibrations according to BYD.
On Hybrid Electric Sport Mode however, the Tang produces a total system output of 505 PS and is capable of sprinting from 0 – 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. Aside from getting its energy from regenerative brakes, the Tang can also be charged at home via a 220V socket. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission then sends power to the wheels.
But perhaps the Tang's greatest feature is V2L. Short for Vehicle to Load, it allows users to use the Tang's battery pack as a power source when off the grid. This feature can be used to power up appliances like a coffee maker or a portable light source.
Other key features present in the Tang are 360-degree around-view system, touchscreen infotainment with navigation, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery and automatic climate control.