BYD has released the first official photos of the facelifted BYD F3 sedan. Debut is scheduled for the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The rather extensive facelift includes new headlights, a new grille, new bumpers, new rear lights, and an updated interior.
There will be three engines available: a new 1.2 turbo with 110hp, a new 1.5 turbo with 150hp, and the old 1.5 with 109hp. The latter will be the cheapest engine of the range with the 1.2 turbo sitting in the middle. Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, or 6-speed DCT.
BYD calls the facelifted F3 the ‘New F3’ (新F3), which could indicate the current F3 will continue for a while as a budget model. Selling two or even three generations of a car alongside each other is common practice in China. Price for the facelifted BYD F3 will start around 55.000 and end around 85.000 yuan.
Yes, it’s bland, and boring…
BUT, at least the lines don’t clash.
A consistent, holistically ordinary design.
Thanks Tycho for that helpful info about Chinese makers selling new and old generation side by side.
On another subject, BYD seems to be causing some confusion for customers. Last year it displayed a Surui model with the F3 nameplate, and now we see this model introduced as the “new” F3. Maybe they are moving ahead too fast to keep up with themselves.