Chinese-based company BYD has unveiled the 2014 New F3 in the Sultanate of Oman through their dealers MHD.
The vehicle will come with a 1.5-litre in-line 4-cylinder engine producing 107 hp and 145 Nm of torque. It will be driven by a 5-speed manual or an optional DCT automatic gearbox.
However, the vehicle justifies itself with standard features including smart key and push button start, leather seats, CD player with AUX+USB support and four speakers. Tick a few extra boxes and you’ll be getting the top end ‘DCTGS-i’ variant which includes alloy wheels, sunroof, steering mounted audio controls, DVD multimedia system, parking sensors, rear parking camera, 6 speakers and auto headlights. Standard safety features also include ABS with EBD and dual front airbags.
The four-door sedan will take a spot in the highly contested sub-compact sedan market dominated by the Toyota Yaris, Nissan Sunny and Hyundai Accent. But at 3650 Omani Riyals, about Dhs 36,500, the BYD may just be the cheapest vehicle loaded with such features. The BYD New F3 is available for purchase in Oman through dealers MHD. It will be released across other select Middle-East countries soon.