BYD to introduce cars to US showrooms in 2015

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BYD to introduce cars to US showrooms in

Following through on plans in 2010, Chinese electric and automaker BYD says it will four new models to U.S. by late next year.

Its follow other Chinese with eyes on the U.S. and the company actually already has a presence with intent to production this March of buses at its Lancaster, Calif.

BYD’s automotive efforts are largely on electric cars, and the is backed by Warren Buffet’s Hathaway, Inc. It has spent years reorganizing, reducing its of dealerships to cut losses, and develop its

In an interview in China with News . the company’s senior president in charge of the its U.S. Stella Li, said BYD has improved its strength and competitive advantages.

has become more fashionable and we improved our design and safety,” Li, “We don’t want to compete on anymore, but on quality and innovation.”

Li the likely premier model it introduce to U.S. buyers is one it launched at home, the Qin plug-in It’s named after the of the Chinese emperor who unified the and starts at 189,800 yuan before government subsidies.

What it would sell for in the is not known, but performance is 0-62 mph in 5.9 about equal to the 60-kwh Model S, and electric only is said to be a Chevy Volt-beating miles.

Previous plans in 2010 were to sell its e6. which has been imported to countries for consumers and taxi duty, but what else it launch in late-2015 was not shared.

Its coincide with those of which reportedly plans in to launch cars developed with Volvo, which its company owns.

Another company with aspirations for the U.S. market is largest SUV maker, Great Motor. It has said it does not an official time-frame for this however.

Meanwhile Li said BYD is less resistance launching its k9 buses and e6 cars in markets than Shanghai or Beijing.

Li Automotive News BYD was politically from qualifying for local in these major Chinese as local authorities are protecting manufacturers. BYD is a relative outsider Shenzhen in southern Guangdong

“It’s disheartening as a Chinese to see how interests are holding back the of electric vehicles,” Li said. easier to sell our buses and to Sao Paulo, California or Israel in Beijing and Shanghai. And those have better air than

Tempering the positive plans is the from Shanghai –based Han an analyst with CSC International Ltd.

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Weiqi said BYD has a record of announcing bigger than what it can deliver.

that is true or not, watchers have been for not if but when the Chinese automakers make actual moves the U.S.

U.S. automakers to do business in China must with a government-sponsored joint-venture or face stiff tariffs.

The U.S. does not impose restrictions on Chinese automakers, and it BYD intends to take the country up on its


Its move follows inroads by other Asian imports in history, most recently Hyundai and Kia.

There quality and teething issues, and other concerns, but Hyundai and Kia are now in a strong position, and growing.

It 2015 is the year BYD sets up and we’ll see whether it can hit the ground or how much stumbling is involved.

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