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Photo: BYD G5 hits market with connectivity

Updated: 2014-09-18 10:59 By Hao Yan (

BYD launched its first internet connected compact sedan, the G5 in Beijing on Tuesday, Sep 16. Powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, the sedan comes with a built-in eight-inch tablet computer.

With its connectivity technology, the BYD G5 is able to take instructions from a smartphone through the BYD Bluetooth key app.

BYD also innovatively built a new air freshener system into the G5. The car can detect and measure air quality levels inside and out and display P.M. 2.5 levels.

The new sedan employs a powertrain with a 1.5TI direct injection turbocharged engine. Potential buyers can choose between a six-speed automated manual transmission or a manual transmission.

Photo: BYD G5 hits market with connectivity

BYD's new G5 1.5TID auto version sedan comes with a series of new internet ready connectivity tools. The vehicle was launched on Sep 16, 2014 in Beijing, China. [Hao Yan/]

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