The facelifted BYD F0 mini car debuted on the Salon International de l’Automobile d’Alger in Algeria, North Africa. Algeria is one of the largest export markets for BYD but the early debut is still a surprise as it was expected for the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. It also is the first time that BYD debuts a new car outside China, showing the brand is committed to its export business.
The facelift includes a new grille, a new bumper with new fog lights, and an updated interior.
The outgoing BYD F0 was launched on the China car market in early 2009. Price starts at 36.900 yuan and ends at 46.900 yuan, making the F0 a bargain mini car on the Chinese auto market. Power comes from a 1.0 liter 3-cylinder petrol engine with 70hp and 90nm. Top speed is 151km/h.
The facelifted BYD F0 will continue to use the same engine and price will be about the same. Debut in China still scheduled for the Beijing show, and it will be launched on the China car market in May.
New central pod. Materials a bit better.
No changes at the back.