New BYD G3 will get dual clutch transmission
Published on June 8, 2012 by Joey Wang
The new BYD G3 will be launched on the China car market later this year. Chinese media report the G3 will get a new 6-speed dual clutch transmission, the first time any automaker will offer a DCT in such a cheap car, price will range from around 63.000 yuan to 80.000 yuan.
Earlier spy shot from the new BYD G3. Power will come from a new 1.5 with 116hp and 145nm. BYD will also offer a standard 6-speed manual. The facelifted G3 loox much better than the outgoing car, especially the front has improved a lot. Sales of the current G3 have been going down hard recently, buyers heard too much about BYD’s misery and consider the G3 too boring. Here is why:
Indeed! Power comes from a 109hp 1.5 or a 122hp 1.8. The new 1.5 will replace both engines. BYD is working on, guess what, a 1.5 turbo that will likely debut sometime next year. It will be offered in the G3 and many other BYD’s which altogether may so become a bit exciting.