[YesAuto Test Drive] The success of F3 sales has strengthened BYD’s confidence in developing to a higher level. G3 is a brand-new product launched under the glorious aura of F3, even though BYD claims that G3 has the strength to compete with higher-end models. Positioning itself as a mid-level family car, but we still think it is more appropriate as an upgraded version of F3.
In fact, half a month ago, we have already tested the performance of the Zunya version of the manual high-end model of the G3. This time, we were invited by BYD to the No. 1 city in Hebei, and once again experienced the BYD G3 from zero distance. The new product is indeed full of confidence. There are a total of four BYD G3 models. The test drive models this time are all 1.5MT TAG Heuer models. This should also be the G3's largest-selling model in the family car market.
Everyone knows that F3 has borrowed a lot of Toyota Corolla's design, imitating it or copying it, BYD does not shy away from outside comments on it, and it is enough to embarrass other opponents in the face of sales. The moderate and generous design caters to the Chinese very much. Aesthetics; from this perspective, the appearance of the G3 is undoubtedly successful. Looking around the body, you can’t find a place that makes a particularly deep impression. However, for family cars, the more ordinary and plain design, the better it can reach the family. User’s approval.
BYD, who is good at imitating, tried to inject autonomous elements into the front and rear of the G3. There were no obvious traces of plagiarism at the front and rear. The two corners of the headlights rose slightly. This small corner immediately made the front of the car refreshed. The use of LED light sets After lighting up, it also looks radiant at night; the design of the tail is relatively flat, and the slightly convex taillights enhance the visual three-dimensional sense. The brake lights also use the popular LED bulbs, which have the characteristics of high brightness and fast response. The newly designed taillights are also smoother than those on the F3.
Compared with the F3, the side has not changed much. It looks as familiar as it has always been, because it still bears the obvious shadow of the Toyota Corolla. The wheelbase of 2610mm is 1 cm longer than that of the F3. The 16-inch wheels look a little small when matched with the overall body. The tires use the Giti WINGRO series, and the size is 195/60 R16, which meets the standards of compact cars in terms of width. Regarding the appearance of the G3, we have also written a real shot article before, so I won’t go into details here. Since it is a test drive and experience, we should pay more attention to the details of the workmanship and sheet metal of the G3. Right.
1.5 There is no difference in appearance between the TAG Heuer and the tested Zunya. In fact, BYD’s intentions can be seen from the body. The side turn signal on the rearview mirror is not a bright spot today. However, the welcome light under the reflector is rarely equipped in the same class of cars. As long as you bring the key close to the G3, the welcome light will light up, which is especially useful at night. This reflects the manufacturer’s humanization Aspect of care.
At the same time, it is gratifying that the G3 has made a lot of improvements in the flatness of the sheet metal compared to the original model. The gaps throughout the body are basically uniform, but the gaps in some details are still a little uneven, giving people a feeling of lack of refinement. , It seems that the manufacturing process still needs to be improved. The door closing sound of G3 is thicker, and the sealing strip is thicker but it seems a bit fragile. No wonder you often see a lot of F3 sealing strips exposed outside the door on the road. It seems that the convenience of G3 is limited compared with F3.
● Interior experience
The G3's interior has a clear shadow of Toyota Corolla, so it looks familiar, but it has been created on the basis of Corolla. The air outlet of the air conditioner has changed from a square shape to a round shape. I think this is instead. More fashionable, the steering wheel of G3 also draws on the design of Camry, and is more coordinated with the interior. Generally speaking, the internal atmosphere of G3 gives people a very elegant and warm feeling.
Except for the minimum configuration models, the rest of the G3 models are equipped with a multi-function steering wheel, the buttons are also soft and comfortable, not rigid. The G3's multi-function instrument is indeed a bright spot. Not only is the blue backlight, white scale and red floating pointer matched very beautifully, but more importantly, its driving computer is also very powerful, and it can be displayed very clearly in Chinese. All kinds of information can be displayed at a glance. Of course, there is also a standard one-key start function, which is rare in cars of the same class.
The workmanship of the center console is good, it has broken away from the rough impression of domestic cars, and can basically reach the level of joint venture cars, but there is still a gap between the feel of the air-conditioning knob and joint venture models. The audio system has USB and AUX inputs for easy expansion of audio sources.
The G3's center console is made of plastic, the same as most models at this price, but the texture on it weakens its sense of cheapness. Of course, the texture is good, but for low-priced models, the plastic is relatively delicate. Some are not bad, in fact, the workmanship of G3 is also moving to a higher level, but in some small places, you can still see unsatisfactory places, such as the plastic and seams on the steering column, which makes people feel bad. ; The sunroof is also equipped with models above the lowest equipped model, but it is inconvenient to operate without a one-button operation, and the sunroof button requires greater force to respond.
● Space Experience
The BYD G3's seat is moderately hard and soft. The shell-like seat similar to Nissan Sylphy is not only very comfortable, but also very supportive. The ribs are well wrapped, and the waist does not collapse when sitting on it. This is very useful for long-distance driving to relieve fatigue. . BYD has always liked to use leather seats, which look like perforated leather. The backrest of the seat is very thick, which improves the ride experience to a certain extent.
As a family car, consumers must be very concerned about the space inside the car. The editor with a height of 1.78 meters sits in the front row of the G3 and adjusts it to a suitable driving position, with his head still three fingers away from the roof; keep this driving position Sitting still in the back row, the legs have basically reached the front seat, but because the front backrest is relatively empty, there is still some room for movement of the legs, and there is more than 2 fingers margin from the head to the roof. I think for most For home users, this level of space is still sufficient.
In terms of storage space, the two cup holders in the front row are very standard, and the depth is also appropriate. The depth of the central armrest box is also good. Ordinary mineral water bottles can be completely covered. However, there are some regrets in other places, especially the storage compartments on the two front and rear door panels are very small. For some consumers who are used to putting water bottles here, they can only say that it is very regrettable. Some consumers are disappointed.
● Dynamic Experience
Close to the body, lightly press the button on the door to open the door after the beep sound. The keyless ignition system is very useful. The key like a small card can usually let it rest in the wallet. Before starting the vehicle, it is necessary to step on the clutch or the brake pedal to start with one button. After the vehicle is started, the vibration and noise transmitted into the cockpit are very weak.
The BYD G3 has two displacements. The main 1.5L model adopts the Mitsubishi 4G15S engine. This engine has mature technology and is easy to maintain and repair. It is used in many self-owned brand models. This engine performs well at low revs, but the power at high revs is relatively weak. Even if you step on the accelerator after 3000 rpm, the body will only give you a feeling of pushing back in an instant, and then it will be elegant His posture raises the speed of the car without hurries.
The size of the steering wheel is appropriate, and the feedback intensity is not light or heavy. It is very comfortable in daily driving. Of course, the steering wheel with more than three laps will make you do more “exercise” in the driving. The poor directivity is related to the steering wheel. There is a direct relationship between the number of vacancies and the number of turns. The gear of G3 is indeed very smooth, although the inhalation is not strong, but it is easy to hang up, which is a significant improvement compared with F3.
The accelerator pedal of the G3 has a long stroke. It will not react too sensitively like many cars and need to carefully control your right foot at all times. At the same time, the pedal strength is also a bit deep. In fact, a too light accelerator will make your right foot more tired. The coupling range of the clutch pedal is very narrow, which requires a process for novices to adapt.
Our driving distance is from the South Fifth Ring Road of Beijing to the No. 1 City in Hebei, where we have experienced high-speed, ring roads and some sections with poor road conditions, so that we can experience the comprehensive performance of G3 under various road conditions. The speed of the first high-speed section is basically maintained at about 100 kilometers per hour. At this time, the engine's tachometer has been pointed to 3000 rpm. This value is relatively high. The adverse effect of higher speed on fuel consumption is one aspect, and it also affects noise control. Great challenge. The F3 does seem to be struggling to control irritability at medium and high speeds. The sound of tires running over the roadside and the wind noise flowing through the A-pillar enter your ears without any hint. At this time, the noise of the engine sound is not small.
The BYD G3 uses a front MacPherson rear trailing arm suspension, which is also standard for most cars of the same class. When approaching the destination, the road conditions are not good. The G3 with a softer chassis is well absorbed. In addition to the trivial vibration of the road, the comfort is guaranteed. When encountering large ridges, the shock absorption appears a bit stiff, mainly due to the small damping of the shock absorber tube, which is a kind of jerky feeling that is difficult to describe in words. At this point, there is still some gap with the joint venture brand models.
When changing lanes and cornering at high speeds, the softer suspension brings the rollover to remind you that this is just a family car. For safety, don’t make too drastic actions. Moreover, after the speed exceeds 100 kilometers per hour, the body will also It will show a little bit of instability, which is the so-called “floating”. Of course, this phenomenon does not only appear on the G3; the feedback force of the brake pedal is relatively moderate. When the brake pedal is rubbed with a greater force, the car The tail will have some instability, and it will swing from side to side in a small amplitude at a high frequency.
to sum up:
Nowadays, various independent brands are working hard to build their own boutique models. At least BYD itself interprets the G3 in this way. This progress is reflected in the appearance, interior, and humanization of technology, while the improvement in dynamic driving is limited. After a day of test drive, frankly speaking, as a family car, BYD G3 is qualified in terms of configuration, space and riding comfort, but what is unsatisfactory is the disturbing noise during driving, except for the low price In addition to attracting consumers with high-quality products, BYD should pay more attention to the design and details of the body structure, so that ordinary people can open up real domestic products.
|Basic parameters||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Model name:||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Manufacturer's guide price (yuan):||79,900|
|engine:||1.5L 106 horsepower L4|
|Length × width × height (mm):||4600*1705*1490|
|Body structure:||4-door 5-seater sedan|
|Maximum speed (km/h):||–|
|Official 0-100 acceleration(s):||–|
|Measured 0-100 acceleration (s):||–|
|Measured 100-0 braking (m):||–|
|Measured fuel consumption (L):||–|
|Comprehensive fuel consumption of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (L):||–|
|Vehicle warranty:||Two years or 60,000 kilometers|
|Body||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Front track (mm):||–|
|Rear track (mm):||–|
|Minimum ground clearance (mm):||170|
|Vehicle weight (Kg):||1180|
|Number of doors (pieces):||4|
|Number of seats (a):||5|
|Fuel tank capacity (L):||–|
|Luggage capacity (L):||–|
|engine||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Cylinder volume (cc):||1468|
|Way of working:||inhale naturally|
|Cylinder arrangement form:||L|
|Number of cylinders (a):||4|
|Number of valves per cylinder (pcs):||4|
|Maximum horsepower (Ps):||106|
|Maximum power (kW):||78|
|Maximum power speed (rpm):||6000|
|Maximum torque (N·m):||134|
|Maximum torque speed (rpm):||4500|
|Engine-specific technology:||MVV Vertical Swirl Lean Combustion Technology|
|Fuel label:||No. 93|
|Fuel supply mode:||Multi-point EFI|
|Cylinder head material:||aluminum|
|Cylinder body material:||iron|
|Environmental protection standards:||Country IV|
|Gearbox||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Number of gears:||5|
|Gearbox type:||Manual transmission (MT)|
|Chassis steering||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Drive mode:||Front Predecessor|
|Front suspension type:||MacPherson independent suspension|
|Rear suspension type:||Trailing arm rear suspension|
|Power type:||Mechanical hydraulic power|
|Wheel brake||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Front brake type:||Disc|
|Rear brake type:||Disc|
|Parking brake type:||Handbrake|
|Front tire specifications:||195/60 R15|
|Rear tire specifications:||195/60 R15|
|Spare tire specifications:||Full Size|
|Safety equipment||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Driver's seat airbag:||●|
|Front side airbag:||–|
|Rear side airbag:||–|
|Front head airbag (air curtain):||–|
|Rear head airbag (air curtain):||–|
|The seat belt is not fastened:||●|
|Engine electronic anti-theft:||●|
|Central control lock in the car:||●|
|Keyless start system:||●|
|Control configuration||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|ABS anti-lock brake:||●|
|Braking force distribution (EBD/CBC, etc.):||●|
|Brake assist (EBA/BAS/BA, etc.):||–|
|Traction control (ASR/TCS/TRC, etc.):||–|
|Body stability control (ESP/DSC/VSC, etc.):||–|
|Automatic parking/uphill assist:||–|
|Steep slope descent:||–|
|Tire pressure monitoring device:||–|
|Continue driving with zero tire pressure:||–|
|Active steering system:||–|
|External configuration||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Sports appearance kit:||–|
|Aluminum alloy wheels:||○|
|Electric closing door:||–|
|Internal configuration||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Leather steering wheel:||●|
|Steering wheel up and down adjustment:||●|
|Steering wheel front and rear adjustment:||–|
|Electric steering wheel adjustment:||–|
|Multifunction steering wheel:||●|
|Steering wheel shift:||–|
|Reversing video image:||–|
|Driving computer display:||●|
|HUD head up digital display:||–|
|Seat configuration||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Seat height adjustment:||–|
|Lumbar support adjustment:||–|
|Shoulder support adjustment:||–|
|Electric adjustment of front seats:||–|
|Manual adjustment of rear seats:||–|
|The second row of seats moves:||–|
|Electric adjustment of rear seats:||–|
|Power seat memory:||–|
|Front seat heating:||–|
|Rear seat heating:||–|
|The rear seats are down as a whole:||–|
|The proportion of rear seats down:||–|
|The third row of seats:||–|
|Front seat center armrest:||●|
|Rear seat center armrest:||–|
|Rear cup holder:||●|
|Multimedia configuration||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|GPS navigation system:||–|
|Positioning interactive services:||–|
|Large color screen in the center console:||–|
|Human-computer interaction system:||–|
|Internal hard disk:||–|
|Rear LCD screen:||–|
|External audio source interface (AUX/USB/iPod, etc.):||●|
|CD supports MP3/WMA:||–|
|Virtual multi-disc CD:||–|
|Multi-disc CD system:||–|
|Multi-disc DVD system:||–|
|2-3 speaker system:||–|
|4-5 speaker speaker system:||●|
|6-7 horn speaker system:||–|
|≥8 speaker speaker system:||–|
|Lighting configuration||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Daytime running lights:||–|
|Turning headlight (auxiliary light):||–|
|Front fog lights:||●|
|Adjustable headlight height:||●|
|Headlight cleaning device:||–|
|Ambient lights in the car:||–|
|Glass/Rearview Mirror||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Front power windows:||●|
|Rear power windows:||●|
|Anti-pinch function of car window:||–|
|Anti-ultraviolet/heat insulation glass:||–|
|Electric adjustment of rearview mirror:||●|
|Rearview mirror heating:||–|
|The rearview mirror is automatically anti-glare:||–|
|Rearview mirror electric folding:||–|
|Rear windshield sunshade:||–|
|Rear side sunshade:||–|
|Sun visor makeup mirror:||●|
|Air conditioner/refrigerator||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Manual air conditioner:||●|
|Automatic air conditioning:||–|
|Independent air conditioning in the rear:||–|
|Rear seat air outlet:||–|
|Temperature zone control:||–|
|Air conditioning/pollen filtration:||–|
|High-tech configuration||BYD G3 2010 1.5MT TAG Heuer GLX-i|
|Active brake/active safety system:||–|
|Overall active steering system:||–|
|Night vision system:||–|
|Split-screen display on the central control LCD screen:||–|