Facelifted BYD F3 launched on the China car market
Published on March 26, 2014 by Joey Wang
The facelifted BYD F3 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 49.900 yuan and ends at 63.900 yuan, making the BYD F3 one of the cheapest sedans on the Chinese auto market. The facelift includes new headlights, a new grille, new bumpers, new rear lights, and an updated interior.
There are two engines available: a 1.5 with 109hp and a 1.5 turbo with 154hp. The 1.5 is mated to a 6-speed DCT or a 6-speed manual. The 1.5 turbo is mated to a 6-speed manual. Mating the 1.5 turbo with the DCT would make more sense, but BYD apparently decided otherwise. Earlier on we heard about a 110hp 1.2 turbo but that engine isn’t ready yet and will be launched at a later time.
New alloys as well, giving the F3 a slightly more sexy look. The BYD F3 compares with other hot cars such as the Chery E3, the Great Wall C30, the Haima M3, and the Baojun 630.
Heavily chromed ornament above the license plate will please Chinese car buyers.