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[YesAuto Use Car Collection] “30 Days to Get Started with a New Car” column has ushered in a new member: Qin PLUS DM-i, which belongs to the top 3 models in our compact car attention list. If you think about it carefully, this is not surprising. Firstly, its price range is easy to accept. Secondly, it is convenient to get a green card. Finally, it will not make people worry about mileage. Considering that this is not a regular long test, so let's talk directly about the key points.

■ Why do I “dare” to take the long-term test of Qin PLUS DM-i

This is a very real problem, because the place where I live does not have the conditions to install a charging pile, so if it is an electric car, I would not dare to pick it up. In fact, the Qin PLUS car series has a pure electric version, and friends who have the conditions can also consider it, and the Qin PLUS DM-i is more suitable for friends like me who have concerns about charging and supplementing.

At the beginning of this year, I had a brief contact with Qin PLUS DM-i, and I was quite impressed. I won’t repeat the technical information here. Interested friends can click here to find out. As a hybrid model, its selling point can be said to be very clear, that is, it uses electricity when there is electricity, and when the electricity is insufficient, it also has the engine “empowerment”. At the extreme, you can even use it as a fuel car.

■ After getting the car, first challenge its endurance

After mentioning Qin PLUS DM-i, I believe everyone is very curious about its battery life, just like me. In this case, we will answer this question first. According to the plan, I intend to look at its performance in these two aspects: the first is its battery life and fuel consumption when it is fully charged and full; the second is its battery life when it is full of fuel (about 25%). Capacity and fuel consumption. It’s not long to consider picking up the car, let’s take a look at the first one.

It should be noted that we did not deliberately drive gently because the long-term test car depends on the energy consumption performance. Instead, we drive the car as we usually do, and it does not save the use of air conditioning. In addition, during these nearly 10 days, I drove this Qin PLUS DM-i to Zhongshan and Zhuhai respectively, and it took about 560 kilometers to go back and forth between these two places in Guangzhou. The rest are mainly daily commuting to and from get off work, and most of the distance from where I live to the company is highway.

Although the EHS electric hybrid system of Qin PLUS DM-i preferentially uses electric drive, considering that during the long test period, we have not supplemented electricity and most of the road conditions are high-speed roads, so its fast power consumption and engine intervention More frequently. In this case, the performance of Qin PLUS DM-i is still acceptable. In the next issue, we will take a look at its endurance performance under low battery and full fuel conditions. I believe this is also very exciting.

■ This appearance is highly recognizable

I really want to “fast forward” the introduction of the appearance part, because we have already done enough introductions in our previous live shooting and test drive articles. In addition, Qin PLUS DM-i has been on the market for a while, and everyone is familiar with it. . Therefore, I will only talk about a few places with a deep impression.

The Qin PLUS DM-i uses the Dragon Face design that has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Although it is somewhat different from the family brothers in details, you can see from a distance that this is a BYD car. In terms of appearance, the appearance of Qin PLUS DM-i is more in line with current mainstream aesthetic standards.

The BYD DM plug-in hybrid model provides DC fast charging for the first time. The charging rate can be as high as 2C. The charging time from 30% to 80% is 30 minutes, and it only takes 40 minutes to charge from 15% to 80%. It should be noted that fast charging appears on the 120KM version, so we can see that it has two charging ports (fast charging/slow charging), while the 55KM version only supports slow charging, so there is only one port.

■ Interior configuration has a small surprise

Entering the car, you can see the familiar layout, with floating design elements all over it, and the entire center console feels stretched without losing texture. Among them, the improvement of texture is mainly due to the extensive use of piano paint trim. Of course, this also brings a small problem, that is, it is easy to get dust. If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder, it is recommended to put a towel in the car for easy wiping.

During the experience, you can see that the intelligent voice interaction system of Qin PLUS DM-i is very powerful. In addition to the most basic navigation, air conditioning control, and music playback, it can also voice control the sunroof switch, the window lift on either side, and even It can also adjust the intensity of energy feedback by voice, making people feel like it is omnipotent.

I believe that friends who have been following Qin PLUS DM-i for a long time should have the impression that its earliest instrument is a single small screen, which looks very compact, but many netizens “dislike” it. Perhaps after hearing everyone's feedback, the final mass production version was changed to an integrated LCD instrument, which greatly improved the sense of visual quality. It is worthy of praise.

Since most of the functions are integrated in the DiLink intelligent network connection system, we cannot see the extra physical buttons or knobs in the center console. Most of the time, it is voice adjustment of air conditioning, setting navigation, etc., and viewing other vehicle information It is also done through the touch screen. In terms of other detailed functional configurations, the long-term test car is equipped with a mobile phone wireless charging function, as well as a “glossy thousand-color ambient light”, the latter is a very pleasant and warm function.

■ Overall space performance is satisfactory

Next, let's take a look at the experience of Qin PLUS DM-i in terms of riding. Whether it is integrated seat or interior color selection, it gives people the feeling that it is biased towards the sporty feeling that young people want.

Qin PLUS DM-i is like a responsible youth. The front row satisfies his pursuit of sportiness, so I saw that it was equipped with an integrated seat. The rear row takes into account the comfort of other members, the headrest supports adjustment, and the floor is flat, with rear exhaust vents and sufficient charging ports, which are considerate enough.

The storage compartments of Qin PLUS DM-i can be described as everything, although there is no particularly novel design, but they are more practical. For an ordinary home-based model, its performance is worthy of recognition.

The official did not give data on the volume of the trunk of the Qin PLUS DM-i. Through daily experience, you can see that its capacity is still very strong. In addition, its rear seats support the proportions to be down, which can further expand the space when necessary.

This article summarizes:

Since the time from picking up the car to now is not too long, this article will share with you the static part of Qin PLUS DM-i first. It can be said to be a model that is not difficult to get started. Unlike many pure electric vehicles, it may take some time to learn and adapt. During this period, we ran nearly 1,000 kilometers, but most of them were highways, so the fuel consumption results are for reference only. As for the configuration and space, the Qin PLUS DM-i performed well in all aspects, and did not find obvious shortcomings. On the contrary, some details left us deep impressions. In the next issue, I will continue to share with you the driving experience of Qin PLUS DM-i and the experience of related auxiliary functions, so stay tuned.

[YesAuto Use Car Collection] Come to the second and final issue of Qin PLUS DM-i of “30 Days to Get Started with New Cars”. In the previous issue, we didn’t have much to analyze how its functions should be operated, because Qin PLUS DM-i itself is a model that is not difficult to get started, so we want to let everyone understand it more comprehensively through daily use. The content of this issue will include the low battery fuel consumption and dynamic test drive experience that many friends are interested in. .

■ Can a tank of oil run 1,000 kilometers? Here comes the answer!

In the past three weeks, this Qin PLUS DM-i drove nearly 1,000 kilometers. This time we mainly want to test its fuel consumption performance in a low battery state. We also want to know how many kilometers it can travel in a full fuel and low battery state. We completely use the Qin PLUS DM-i as a gasoline truck.

Compared with the previous issue, the road conditions we ran this time were more average, mainly on urban roads, and at the same time, we ran high speeds. It should be said that it is closer to the car usage of most friends. During this period, we did not refuel or recharge. So how does Qin PLUS DM-i perform?

When the vehicle reached 5248 kilometers, we entered the petrol station again. Comparing the data from the last time the instrument, the subtotal mileage can be calculated to be 984 kilometers, which is very close to 1000 kilometers. Considering that the meter shows that the mileage is 63 kilometers, there is no problem with the “1000 kilometers with one tank of fuel”. of. What's interesting is that the fuel consumption performance of this low battery and full fuel is the same as the last full fuel and full battery. The main reason is that the high-speed road conditions were the main reason last time, and this time it is closer to the comprehensive road conditions, which “offsets” the low battery. Disadvantage.

Because it can be used for oil and electricity, and there is no condition to install charging piles in the place where I live, I can understand that there will be friends who will drive the Qin PLUS DM-i as a petrol truck. Of course, if you usually go to the mall, you can pay attention to whether there is a charging station and recharge it in time. Due to the support for fast charging, Qin PLUS DM-i is still guaranteed in terms of charging efficiency, from about 30% to 80% or full, and it only takes a meal.

If it is possible to install a charging pile, it is absolutely enviable, and charging will not be a problem. At this time, you might as well experience Qin PLUS DM-i's “reservation charge”, freely set the charging time, and you can also achieve peak power consumption. It should be noted that “Scheduled Charging” only supports slow charging. In addition, if the charging gun is connected outside the set time, the vehicle will be charged immediately.

■ How is it going to drive?

As early as the beginning of January this year, I conducted a short test drive on the Qin PLUS DM-i. At that time, its good driving texture left a good impression on me. For the power system of Qin PLUS DM-i, we can briefly understand: first is the blade battery, which is safe and needless to say; second is the Xiaoyun series engine; and finally is the EHS electric hybrid system, which is The key to the Lord’s.

The core of BYD's DM-i hybrid system is based on electricity, that is, the four major control modes are mainly driven by electricity in daily use. Most of the time, the engine is mainly used for charging and assisting in time. Therefore, in daily driving, the experience of Qin PLUS DM-i is very close to that of EV models.

Qin PLUS DM-i has three modes to choose from, but under normal circumstances, I will not switch to SPORT mode. Although it is really refreshing to drive in this mode, I always worry about energy consumption. Therefore, most of the time I use the NORMAL or ECO mode and want to run as much mileage as possible. I believe that the owners who choose Qin PLUS DM-i have this kind of psychology.

SOC can be set on the central control screen, and the percentage range is 25%-70%. Its balance point is to keep the battery power at the target. If the destination is convenient for charging, you may wish to lower the SOC setting, so that it can be fully powered and reduce fuel consumption. If charging is inconvenient, you can increase the balance point to maintain power. As for the switching of EV or HEV mode, under normal circumstances, on the roads of heavily congested cities, the EV mode is selected. If you are running at a high speed, switch to the HEV mode.

If you are driving in a low battery state for a long time, the engine will naturally be more involved. If you are interested, you can watch its energy flow on the central control panel and pay attention to the timing of the engine intervention. Of course, this is just to satisfy curiosity. I believe that everyone is more concerned about the ride comfort and NVH performance of the vehicle after the engine is involved. It does have some impact, but the driving texture is still guaranteed.

In the comments of the last issue of the article, many friends asked about the chassis performance of Qin PLUS DM-i. Let's put it this way, if you imagine it to be comfortable, then I am afraid you will be disappointed. Qin PLUS DM-i gives people the feeling that it pays more attention to the overall sense, so that the vehicle has enough support when cornering, but the excessive toughness also makes it sacrifice part of the comfort, usually passing speed bumps or potholes, and bounce The sense is more obvious.

■ Which one is better for Qin PLUS DM-i?

Finally, let's talk about which model is better for Qin PLUS DM-i. It has four models, two 55KM and two 120KM. Therefore, when purchasing Qin PLUS DM-i, I think you must first think about which battery life version is more suitable for you.

Among the two battery life versions of 55KM, we recommend the flagship model with a guide price of 119,800 yuan. Although its price is 14,000 yuan more expensive than the lowest-equipped premium version, the configuration and functions that can be added are very large, including electric sunroof, The exterior rearview mirror supports electric folding, 6-way electric adjustment of the main driving seat, 10.1-inch adaptive rotating suspension pad, intelligent voice interaction system, mobile phone wireless charging, and car K song entertainment system.

There are two versions of 120KM battery life, the same premium version and flagship version. Although the name is the same, the configuration is different. The full LCD instrument panel, rear center armrest (including cup holder), electric sunroof, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, rear seat air outlet, temperature zone control, and 10.1-inch adaptive rotating suspension pad listed above are all 120KM noble The model has more configuration functions than the 55KM noble model, coupled with the advantage of battery life, I think it is very cost-effective to spend an extra 24,000 yuan, and the price of 129,800 yuan is also psychologically acceptable.

Full text summary:

After nearly a month of experience, I have a more comprehensive understanding of Qin PLUS DM-i. The most impressive is the DM-i hybrid system, which can be used for oil or electricity, and it is so powerful. Taking the second phase as an example, we ran nearly 1,000 kilometers with one tank of fuel, and there was no mileage anxiety at all. More importantly, in the low battery state, its driving texture is not greatly affected, and we can still enjoy the quiet and smooth driving experience of electric vehicles. In addition, I have to say that when driving a car like Qin PLUS DM-i, the willingness to save energy is particularly strong, and I always try to reduce fuel consumption. I believe that in the future, a group of energy-saving gods will emerge in the reputation of Qin PLUS DM-i car owners.

In addition to excellent energy consumption performance, Qin PLUS DM-i also shows a good standard in terms of interior materials, configuration and space. At least when we use the 100,000 yuan standard to evaluate it, it does not have obvious grooves. . If you have to ask for it, then I hope its suspension tuning can be softer and more comfortable. Overall, this is a car that solves the “pain points” of many users nowadays. Whether it smells or not, you still have to verify it yourself.