January 7, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
We have seen the touch screens in Chinese cars getting bigger and bigger, but this one beats all, seen on Spy Shots of the facelifted Weichai Auto Yingzhi G3 in China. The screen appears to be at least 20 inch, bigger than the 18 inch screen in the Tesla Model S.
September 12, 2012 by W.E. Ning
BYD is working on an upgrade for the fine G3 sedan. The facelifted car will debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. Earlier on we heard it would get BYD’s advanced 6-speed DCT and today Chinese media report it will also get the new 154hp 1.5 turbo from the fantastic BYD Su Rui.
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.
June 1, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD is working on a facelift for the G3 sedan, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. The facelifted BYD G3 sedan gets a new front with a new grill, new bumper and new lights. BYD’s design has been improving steadily over the past few years and this facelifted G3 is no exception, it loox a lot better than the current G3.
February 21, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The BYD G3R hatchback will be listed in mid-April, around the same time as the Shanghai Auto Show starts. The G3R debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show in December 2010, by that time the price was expected to start around 70.000 yuan. BYD however is busy lowering prices of all its cars to push up sales, the G3R will now be offered from 60.000 yuan. Not much money for a 4.3 meter long car with a 1.5 litre engine. 1.8 will also be available. Some more pics below:
December 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD launched the G3R, a hatch based on the G3 sedan. The G3R gets 1.5 and 1.8 litre engines mated to a manual or cvt. Price starts at 67.900 and ends at 86.900. The G3R will hit showrooms in the first half of 2011.
December 19, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Another Guangzhou debut for BYD. The G3R is a hatchback based on the G3 sedan. Hatchbacks are slowly becoming more popular in the sedan-focused Chinese market so all brands are adding hatches as fast as they can. The G3R gets 1.5 and 1.8 litre engines mated to a manual or cvt. Price will start around 70.000 yuan.
November 23, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
BYD will start to invade the countryside with this new G3 ‘mianbaoche’, or breadvan. The small vans are very popular in the huge mass of land and people outside the big cities. Think of Wuling, the jv between SAIC, GM and Wuling Auto, that sells up to a million camparable vans each year. Next big player is Chang’an Auto from Chongqing and then, well, noting really.
Many smaller brands compete for third and lower places, so BYD understandable wants a piece of the pie, especially since the breadvan-market will likely to continue to grow for many many years. No word yet on possible electric drivetrains, small 3 and 4-cilinders will come first. Price will start around 50.000 yuan, in line with competition.
July 18, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Hatchbacks are hot in China. Until only one year ago it was common wisdom that Chinese car buyers did not like hatchbacks and only wanted sedans. So many Western automakers just glued an ass to a hatch and indeed people bought it. But not anymore, today the young want hatchbacks because they think ‘m more cool.
The local Chinese brand got the trent first so this year saw a lot of new hatchbacks hitting la market. Most of ‘m based on existing sedans, the world turned around indeed. This BYD G3 hatchback is another one of those, the sedan has been on the market since March and is very succesful, time so to sell more and get the young to the BYD showroom.
April 25, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
The G3 is a new small sized sedan from Chery’s luxury brand Riich. The G3 shared platform and engines with the Chery A5. See it as a Volkswagen-Skoda relationship but done with Chery as the cheaper alternative and introducing Riich as a new more expensive brand out of nowhere. Some guts but it seems to work, the brand sells very well in China. The G3 is the third Riich sedan besides the bigger G5 and G6.