Review BYD Flaer.
In 2003, the plant in Xian was bought by BYD, and in the autumn of the same year, Fulaier (for foreign markets - Flyer) was modernized, marking the appearance of the second generation - Flyer II. The car was first introduced on the Russian market on August 24-28 at the Motor Show 2005 at the Expocenter on Krasnaya Presnya in Moscow, and its sales began in December.
The design of the model is typical for cars of this class - bearing 5-door 5-seater body hatchback and front-wheel drive. The exterior is characterized by roundness of forms, exterior mirrors are supplemented with turn signal indicators, slanted headlights look almost like on Mercedes cars, and the door handles are chrome-plated (in the “Standard” configuration).
Dimensions of the model 3605/1468/1470 mm with a wheelbase of 2300 mm and a track width of 1215/1200 mm. The curb weight of the car is 720 kg, and the total weight is 1095 kg. Clearance is 150 mm.
The salon is comfortable enough for four people of average build, without excessive decoration; Finishing materials are simple and practical. The instrument panel with blue lighting, large glass area, the ceiling is high, the doors are wide, but the driver’s seat adjustments are somewhat short, and the pedal assembly is cramped. Visibility is good in dry weather, in winter and in the mud drops sharply due to the lack of heating and rear window wiper.
The basic version includes a folding rear seat, a cassette player and seat belts. In the more expensive Standard version (A), the model is equipped with air conditioning, fog lights, a back-up sound signal, alloy wheels, central locking with remote control, electric windows, electric mirrors, a CD-audio system, a glove box, moldings and many others. You can choose from 7 body colors.
In Russia, the model is sold with a 3-cylinder gasoline engine with multi-point injection and electronic control of 0.796 liters and 40 hp. (at 5000 rpm), developing 62 Nm of torque (at 4500 rpm). The maximum speed indicated by the manufacturer is 118 km / h; in fact, the car can accelerate to 130 km / h. The consumption of AI-92 gasoline in the combined cycle is 4.4 liters per 100 km, and in the city it is about 6.5 liters.
The engine is aggregated with a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Independent front suspension McPherson type, rear - dependent beam. Steering rack and pinion, without power. The dense rigid suspension adequately copes with potholes on asphalt.
Front disc brakes, rear - drum. The standard tire size is 155 / 70R13.
In the period from October to December 2005, NIICT specialists conducted life tests of the Flyer II. The test results confirmed the full compliance of this model with the requirements of reliability imposed on vehicles sold on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Flyer is a compact, agile, economical and reasonably comfortable urban A2 segment car that can compete with cheap Russian “classics” and “Oka”.