BYD’s Su Rui sedan has a cousin in the BYD Si Rui. The name is similar, and the exterior looks similar too, so what are the differences? We’re not entirely clear if this model is placed above the Si Rui or below it either, but we can tell you that like the Su Rui it is packed with technology. A 12.1 inch screen is the obvious focal point in the center of the dashboard, that unit is hooked upto a 500gb hard drive which will likely be filled with music and movies within a short time.
Powered by a 1.5T engine and six speed DCT gearbox, the Si Rui is expected to be a popular vehicle. If it is is to be priced below the Su Rui we can expect it to be circa 70,000 to 90,000RMB when launched. Production will be happening in Changsha, which seems to be coming quite the hot bed for car making in the past few months with production of the Fiat Viaggio and Mitsubishi ASX happening just along the road, VW are supposedly joining the party soon as well.
Update: The Si Rui is larger than the Su Rui and should be on par with the G6 sedan in terms of positioning. More news from the Guangzhou Auto Show next month.