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According to Autohome BYD is planning another sedan - L3

http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/200912/82605.html

With the BYD has exposed a number of new models, BYD earlier planned formation of a compact-class car has become the last paragraph of L3 most attention. Although the hand-drawing has been exposed before, but the real vehicle, and spy photos are very slow now, even more mysterious form of. Recently, we have obtained the test L3 spy photos, though still using cash F3 of the body shape, but major alterations to the shape before and after the vehicle even more dynamic.

From the front view, large double-bar-style front air grille and bumper design with exactly the same as before the exposure of the hand drawing, matte-style grille and chrome-bar designed to get rid of the tacky, look simple and stylish. As the road test vehicle with the tape as a disguise, the overall shape of its headlights was not obvious, but with a white light eyebrow design and hand drawing a clear distinction, with cash G3 is similar, but the smoked black design is even more fierce in style.

In addition, with the F3, G3 plane engine hatch cover designs, L3 used with the Toyota Corolla raised a similar design, from column A beginning has been extended to the air intake grille at all the more a sense of strength, but also to increase The air intake grille Buzhi Yu seem earth-shattering.

By modeling the impact of hand-drawing, a number of User will be used to speculate L3 Corolla's sideways design. However, exposure in terms of spy photos, L3 have not yet used F3's "Corolla-style" body design, only some minor changes in the waist. F3 on the broken line is different from the transitional-style waistline, L3 waist at a slight protuberance, such as the lines across to make more changes in line sideways, while the waist is also the starting position into a front brow by the headlights at the trailing edge of.

L3 tail design and G3 is similar, but different, more like the G3, based on the replacement of a similar tears in their eyes and Cruz-style taillights. Spy photos from the point of view, rear light uses LED-style design, modeling and response speed of light lit have a large advantage. As for the tail of the degree of integration with the body as a whole is a matter of opinion, but the integration of a variety of car models in a form element has undoubtedly present BYD styling.

There has been no interior spy photos, but according to the photographer's statement, L3 will continue F3 overall interior styling, only minor changes in the operating module.

Power has been no official confirmation of the news, but is expected to continue for the 1.5 and 1.8L two kinds of displacement. 1.5L displacement equipped with Mitsubishi's 4G15S or self-developed 473QB two kinds of engines. The main push 473QB maximum engine power of up to 79kW (107 hp), maximum torque is also 144N · m.

1.8L models have been used with the F6 on the self-developed 483QA engine, maximum power 90kW/6000rpm, maximum torque of 160N · m/4000rpm. With matching is a CVT gearbox. There is no additional information, just know that this transmission came from the Nanjing Bunge is expected with the hippocampus Huan moving to the same paragraph.

According to BYD insiders, L3 will be positioned between the F3 and G3, compared to F3 greater engine displacement, more novel appearance, but the configuration is relatively G3 will shrink slightly. Listing Date is scheduled for the first half of next year.


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In my opinion, this sedan looks more attractive than his sibling G3!
The rear lights look more modern and not so conservative than those from G3 or F3. It is also not a direct Corolla copy as it looks different than the Toyota.
We all know that BYD has a lot more blatant copies of other models than this!
 

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Hmmmmmmmmmm................very "toyota-ish", but NOT a clone. This is a big step in the right direction for BYD - to create a car that can actually be called "original" (or at least not be a clear cut copy of something else)! If BYD ever wants to really play with the "big boys" in the world market, this is what they need to do from now on. NO MORE CLONES BYD.............it's time to assert your own creativity and this L3 is a good start.
 

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It is overall a very clean design, although I must say that the headlights remind me of the last generation subaru outback a little bit. The 'wood' accenting on the shifter is a nice touch, and thank god it's a manual, automatic shifters in economy cars always look so incredibly cheap (except for some odd reason in vws). It looks more upscale than usual for the class, at least as classy as any econobxes for sale here in the US.
 

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daewoo-chevrolet said:
Some new photos of the third Corolla copycat from BYD:
I think that's a bit harsh... Derivative, yes. But it's not nearly as bad as the likes of the F3 and the F0.

It is not enough, but it's a small step in the right direction.
 
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