The previous BYD F3 was known as a more than blatant copy of the Toyota Corolla. Many buyers pay a small extra fee to have (fake) Toyota badges affixed, making the F3 nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. The next generation BYD F3 wants to be known for groundbreaking innovation: The car will be remote controlled.
“The F3 can be remotely started (red button), remotely moved forward, backwards, and left and right. The system works only at very low speed, but we don’t know yet how low.”
Apart from a remote control that could use a decent industrial designer, the new BYD F3 comes with a new 1.5 turbo ‘TID’ engine mated to a 6-speed DCT, an older and cheaper 1.8 liter mill will be available as well.
Carnewschina has this to say about the design of the news model:
“The new F3 is a copy of the new Corolla but slightly less obvious. For BYD, we call that a huge improvement!”