The new model goes for a starting price of 79,800 yuan ($11,090), down 20% from the previous version.

The Qin Plus hybrid competes with best-selling gasoline sedans such as Nissan's Sylphy and VW's Lavida.

($1 = 7.1953 yuan)

(Reporting by Qiaoyi Li, Zhang Yan and Brenda Goh; Editing by Tom Hogue)