Qinchuan Flyer (2001–2004)
BYD Flyer (2005–2008)
|Production||2001–2004 (Qinchuan Flyer)
2005–2008 (BYD Flyer)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive|
|Engine||0.8 L HH368QA1 I3
0.8 L F8CV I3
0.9 L LJ462Q-1 I4
1.05 L LJ465Q-1ANE1 I4
1.05 L HH465Q-2E I4
|Wheelbase||2,300 mm (90.6 in)|
|Length||3,605 mm (141.9 in)|
|Width||1,468 mm (57.8 in)|
|Height||1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
|Curb weight||720 kg (1,587 lb)|
The BYD Flyer is a 5-door city car originally developed by government owned Xian Qinhuan Automobile and went on sale from 2001 to 2005. It has been produced by BYD Auto, a Chinese automobile manufacturer in Shenzhen, from 2005 to 2008. The three- and four-cylinder engines used are based on old Suzuki units.
The Flyer was originally sold from 2001 under the Qinchuan marque as the QCJ7081 Flyer. It was face lifted in October 2003 and sold as the Flyer Fuxing.
In 2005, sales of the Flyer I commenced under the BYD marque. In March 2005 a facelifted version known as the Flyer II was sold, including exports to Russia and Ukraine. The facelifted model is identified by a revised design to the headlights and grille.
The Flyer is powered by a range of small 3- and 4-cylinder Suzuki derived engines, ranging from 0.8-litre (796 cc) to 1.1-litre (1051 cc).
- HH368QA1 - 796 cc - 29.5 kW (40 PS) - (QCJ7081BD)
- F8CV - 796 cc - 37.5 kW (51 PS) - (QCJ7081DD)
- LJ462Q-1 - 870 cc - 30 kW (41 PS) - (QCJ7081BD1)
- LJ465Q-1ANE1 - 1,051 cc - 38.5 kW (52 PS) - (QCJ7110)
- HH465Q-2E - 1,051 cc - 38.5 kW (52 PS) - (QCJ7110)
- World of Cars 2006·2007. Warsaw, Poland: Media Connection Sp. z o.o. 2006. p. 226.
- BYD lowers sales goal for 2010.
- Official website (archived)
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