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BYD Accomplishes the Launching Tour of M6 in Beijing

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BYD Accomplishes the Launching Tour of M6 in Beijing

September 29, 2010

BEIJING, PRC- September 29, 2010,

BYD held a launching ceremony for its first MPV model the seven-seat M6 in Beijing, which is also the final stop of the nationwide M6 launching tour. Mr. Warren Buffett and BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu attended the ceremony, which saw a silver BYD M6 drive towards the stage, with Wang Chuanfu, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates stepped out and posed beside M6, the star of the day.

Warren Buffet and BYD M6

As an investor of BYD, Warren Buffett is always proud of his association with this company. His visit in China this year has generated the speculation and attention of media for several months in advance. Before the M6 launching ceremony in Beijing, Mr. Warren Buffett has visited BYD’s main plants in Shenzhen and Huizhou and the BYD Changsha plant is his next stop. During his visit in Beijing, Mr. Warren Buffett highly praised the driving experience of BYD M6 and showed great optimism on this newly launched model.

BYD M6, the seven-seat MPV designed for commercial and family use is priced from RMB 139,800 to RMB 239,800 in Chinese market.

About BYD M6

The M6 employs a prevalent ‘bullet’ design. The large front windscreen together with the wide front sun roof provides the driver and passengers with a wider vision. Moreover, the integration of the strong rear shape, body-coloured rear bumper and the bodywork highlights the sense of power from the rear perspective. The simple and smooth vehicle line reflects the elegance and distinction of both M6 and the driver and provides them with a great experience.

BYD always fully considers the comfort, convenience and practicality for the driver and passengers. This is proved by the interior design of M6, which measures 4820mm×1810mm×1765mm with a 2960mm wheelbase. The roomy inner space can easily meet the demands of both commercial and family use. The light beige anti-slip perforated leather seats are also a highlight in the M6, as they are designed to be more supportive in order to reduce the long-distance travel fatigue of both the driver and passengers. Moreover, the electrically adjustable driver’s seat also has a heating function. The storage tanks can be easily reached and the UV protective tinted glass also helps provide the passengers with privacy. All of these features embody BYD’s consideration to customers in every detail.

The technological features may be another surprise for the customers. The M6 is equipped with ABS, Smart Key system and. These technological features make the M6 a very competitive model in the MPV sector.

The M6 features the Mitsubishi 4G69 engine and BYD 483QB engine on the 2.4L automatic transmission and 2.0L manual transmissionrespectively. Both engines meet the European IV standard and have very strong power output and excellent fuel economy. The comprehensively improved MacPherson independent front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension greatly enhance its carrying capacity while at the same time maintained sound operation and stability.

In addition, a high standard of safety is also a core advantage of BYD M6. The integral stamping side walls, 3H high rigid body, safety roll cage structure, reversing camera system and the six airbags can ensure the drivers and passengers’ safety and provide more protection than other vehicles.

Since its entry into the auto industry, BYD Auto has taken up a large share of the domestic auto market for vehicles priced under RMB 100,000 with a good reputation of good value for money. With fast growth of sales, the BYD brand image also develops rapidly. 2010 is a brand-building year for BYD and as its first high-end model; the M6 features a great deal of the design of mature models at home and abroad and this new masterpiece of BYD will definitely provide an exclusive driving experience for the consumers.

Contacts: BYD Overseas PR
Email: bydpr@byd.com
Tel: +86 0755-89888888 ext. 62527

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