Car Profiles – BYD F0

BYD F0
Weird name aside, this one is basically the cheapest car in BYD’s stable. All models get power windows and airbags (base model misses it out for a reason) but long term durability is questionable for now.
The Good: Cheap
The Bad: No idea if it will hold for long
Price Range: P468,000-P628,000
Our Rating: ***
Last Update: March 21, 2015

OWNERSHIP DETAILS GL-i GLX-i G-i
Price P628,000 P548,000 P468,000
Warranty 3 Years or 100,000kms 3 Years or 100,000kms 3 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
Engine 1.0 DOHC 12V I3 1.0 DOHC 12V I3 1.0 DOHC 12V I3
Horsepower 67hp @ 6,000rpm 67hp @ 6,000rpm 67hp @ 6,000rpm
Torque 90Nm @ 4,500rpm 90Nm @ 4,500rpm 90Nm @ 4,500rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline/93 Octane Gasoline/93 Octane Gasoline/93 Octane
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity 30 Liters 30 Liters 30 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length 3,460mm 3,460mm 3,460mm
Width 1,618mm 1,618mm 1,618mm
Height 1,465mm 1,465mm 1,465mm
Wheelbase 2,340mm 2,340mm 2,340mm
Curb Weight 870kg 870kg 870kg
Body Style 5 Door Hatchback 5 Door Hatchback 5 Door Hatchback
Engine/Drive Type Front Engine/Front Wheel Drive Front Engine/Front Wheel Drive Front Engine/Front Wheel Drive
Seating 5 5 5
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front Suspension McPherson Strut McPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam with Trailing Arm Torsion Beam with Trailing Arm Torsion Beam with Trailing Arm
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Drum Drum Drum
Tires 165/60 R14 165/60 R14 165/60 R14
Wheels 14 Inch Alloy 14 Inch Alloy 14 Inch Steel with Cover
SAFETY
Airbags 2 2 0
Anti-Lock Brakes Yes Yes None
Traction/Stability Control None None None
Other Safety Features None None None
EXTERIOR
Fog Lamps Front Front None
Other Exterior Features Adds: None Rear Wiper, Rear Defogger None
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt Tilt Tilt
Steering Wheel Material Urethane Urethane Urethane
Seating Adjustment Manual Manual Manual
Seating Material Fabric Fabric Fabric
Other Interior Features Adds: None Adds: Tachometer Push Button Start/Stop
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power Amenities Steering, Windows, Door Locks Steering, Windows, Door Locks Steering, Windows, Door Locks
Climate Control Manual Manual Manual
Audio System AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX
Speakers 2 2 2
Steering Wheel Controls None None None
Alarm Yes Yes Yes
Keyless Entry None None None
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