Looking past the obvious fact that the Qin (pronounced as 'cheen') is a compact 4-door sedan, it's actually BYD's flagship model that demonstrates what the company can do on a technological aspect. In this case, they're flaunting their know-how in Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). The Qin relies on a 1.5L turbo direct-injection gasoline engine and an electric motor for propulsion, which sums up to 300 hp and 440 Nm combined. That allows it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5.9 seconds, which is as quick if not quicker than a 2015-spec Subaru WRX.
Aside from the awesome powertrain, the Qin also packs quite a lot of luxurious we normally wouldn't expect from a 'Chinese automaker'. You know... 'coz 'China car' usually means cheap. But that's not the case for BYD. This sedan features an 8-in touch screen infotainment system, a sunroof, audio and A/C controls in the back seat arm rest, 10 friggin' airbags, and a 360 deg. panoramic parking camera. Mind you, the Qin can also be controlled via remote at low speed just like the F5 Suri.