BYD is a Hong Kong based car-maker that came into inception in the year 1995. It also became the second largest rechargeable battery manufacturer in the year 2003. In the year 2012, the Chinese automaker came out with an exceptional sedan titled as BYD F5 Suri which shortly became another reason of exuberance in the Chinese car market owing to its impeccable features and a myriad of electronic safety systems. The BYD F5 Suri also holds the title of World's first remote controlled car. The party was not over yet as the F5 Suri also bagged “The Safest Car in China” title by earning 5-star in C-NCAP. Now with all glam and glitter, BYD is primed to surface the car in Philippines auto market anticipating a good response.
Engine, mileage and variants
BYD F5 Suri is not only loaded with an array of impeccable features but also an intelligent powerhouse down the hood. The car is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline four-cylinder turbocharged engine with direct injection that is mated to a dual clutch transmission. This power-mill churns out 152 hp of max power at 5200 rpm along with 240 Nm of max torque at 3500 rpm. This immense power coupled with the dual-clutch transmission allows the F5 Suri to hit a century mark on the speedometer in just 8.9 seconds. BYD direct injection technologies mated with the engine help the car to conserve fuel while not sacrificing the power.
On the outside, the BYD F5 Suri looks like an executive sedan that unmistakably proves its worth with the striking front, gossamer technology and a clear body line. The car offers an aerodynamic side profile with sculpted lines and sturdy looks generating a spellbinding silhouette. The front fascia of the F5 is highlighted by its jewel shape projector-beam headlights with chrome accents. The rear gets LED taillights with an illuminated BYD logo on the trunk helps it to stand out in this segment. The F5 Suri's efficient exterior is evident from its judicious measurements. The car measure 4680 mm x 1765 mm x 1490 mm (L X W X H) along with a well-placed wheelbase measuring 2660 mm.
Step inside the F5 Suri and witness the efficient use of next-gen technologies. BYD has taken complete care to offer maximum comfort and ergonomics in this Chinese sedan. The car offers eight-way power leather seats at the front along with comfortable rear seats offering a folding center armrest and a good amount of legroom. BYD used innovative tricks to enhance the usable space in the car by providing extra storage along several cubby spots around the cabin. For the entertainment of the occupants, BYD F5 Suri greets them with a large 7-inch touchscreen serving as the entertainment center in the center console which is also capable of understanding multi-gesture inputs like swipes. the trunk space in this beautiful car counts to 450-litres which is good enough to accommodate big luggage bags of its occupants.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
BYD has been widely known for making intelligent electrical equipment and that proven ability of the company is demonstrated very well in the F5 Suri as well. The car offers a full-dimensional protection owing to an eight airbags cabin envelope. The Vented disc brakes at front and rear coupled with ABS stops the moving car in seconds. Also, F5 Suri features Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Program, Brake Priority System, Blind Spot Visibility System, Electric Power Steering (EPS) Control System and Electric Parking Brake (EPB) System for optimum safety of the passengers.
The BYD F5 Suri can be summed up as a perfect family saloon loaded with advanced next gen features with decent engine and safety components. The car is all geared up to face the highly competitive sedan car segment in Philippines.