Who Will Make The New World Record, Old Toyota Corolla or New BYD Qin?

Who Will Make The New World Record, Old Toyota Corolla or New BYD Qin?

Toyota Corolla has made a historical sales record of 50 million units by 2021 since its 1st introduction in 1966. In its first 55 years, Corolla hits the worldwide for over 2 generations;

While Corolla faces a strong new competitor, BYD Qin, from its biggest single market of China.

Take the sales data of Mar 2024 in China market for example,

Item Toyota Corolla BYD Qin
Qin Plus EV Qin Plus DM-i
Sales 15,551 19,378 31,016
Ranking 18 11 2

BYD Qin Plus DM-i 2024

Toyota Corolla 2023

So why Corolla keeps dropping from top 5 most popular models to No 18 in the biggest auto market?

Let's have a comprehensive comparisons over the basic models of each brand,  

Specification BYD Qin PLUS DM-i 2024 Toyota Corolla 2023 1.2T Toyota Corolla 2023 Hybrid
MSRP ¥79,800($11,000) ¥128,800($17,800) ¥131,800($18,200)
Powertrain Plug-in Hybrid Gasoline Hybrid
Pure Electric Range (km) 46 - -
Max Power (kW) 132(180HP) 85(116HP) 72(98HP)
Max Torque (N·m) 316 185 142
Transmission E-CVT CVT  E-CVT
Dimensions (mm) 4765x1837x1495 4635x1780x1455 4635x1780x1435
Top Speed (km/h) 185 160 160
0-100 km/h (s) 7.9 - 9.68
WLTC  (L/100km) 2.17(3.8 wt battery) 5.88 4.06
Battery Capacity (kWh) 11.7 - -
Smart Features Automated Parking, Voice Control Limited Limited

The key highlights where the BYD Qin PLUS DM-i 2024 stands out are:

  • Lower MSRP value
  • Longer pure electric range
  • More powerful engine and higher torque output
  • More advanced transmission technology
  • Larger vehicle dimensions
  • Higher top speed and quicker acceleration
  • Better fuel economy
  • Larger battery capacity
  • More comprehensive smart features

BYD Qin was introduced in 2015, 9 years old now.

So will BYD Qin make the new world record?

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