BAIC D20: A Value-Packed, Budget-Friendly Subcompact Gem

The BAIC D20 made its debut in the South African automotive market in April 2017. Although it has been discontinued, the BAIC D20 is a sought-after choice available exclusively in the second-hand market. Delivering a compelling blend of affordability and practicality, the D20 garnered attention for its competitive pricing and well-appointed specifications.

Available in sedan and hatchback configurations, the BAIC D20 was constructed on the Mercedes-Benz FourFour Chassis platform. The hatchback lineup (drawing on first-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class looks) brings along four variants, while the D20 sedan variant is offered in a singular derivative. Notably, customers could select between two trim levels – Comfort for the entry-level models and Fashion for the more premium variants.

BAIC D20 Engine Specifications

Under the bonnet of the D20 hatchback model, you’ll find a 1.3-litre or 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine coupled with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The D20 sedan model is only offered with the 1.5-litre motor coupled to the 5-speed automatic transmission. Both units are Euro 5 compliant.

Engine Power Torque
1.5l petrol engine 85kW 148Nm
1.3l petrol engine 75kW 128Nm

Additionally, the vehicle has a 3-year/ 45,000 km service plan, 5-year/120,000 km warranty and 10, 000km service intervals. Please download the BAIC D20 brochure here for a detailed breakdown of BAIC D20 engine specs.

BAIC D20 Fuel Consumption

Whether you’re running errands around the city or taking short trips, the D20 keeps fuel costs in check with an average fuel consumption return of;

Engine Fuel Consumption
1.3-liter 6.7L/100 km
1.5-liter (manual) 6.8 L/100 km
1.5-liter (automatic) 7.6 L / 100 km

*Subject to our Fuel Consumption Disclaimer

BAIC D20 Safety features

In terms of safety, customers can expect ABS brakes across the entire range of D20 models as well as the standard fitment of two airbags. Additionally, all models are equipped with ISOFIX anchor points and rear park distance control.

Standard safety features include:

  • Retractable steering column
  • Brake override system
  • Electronic throttle
  • Airbags (2)
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Automatic fuel cut-off
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system
  • Child safety lock
  • ISOFIX ×2
  • Daytime running light
  • Rear fog lights
  • LED high-mounted brake light
  • Headlight on warning system
  • Automatic latch function-speed sensor
  • Rain sensors

*Model dependent

BAIC D20 Size And Dimensions

At a length of 4,040 meters, the BAIC D20 hatchback and sedan confidently position themselves at the larger end of the compact car spectrum. It offers ample space for up to four tall passengers to comfortably sit inside. The car’s dimensions are as shown below.

BAIC D20 Hatchback Dimensions

  • Length: 4,040mm
  • Width: 1,720mm
  • Height: 1,503mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,500 mm

BAIC D20 Sedan Dimensions

  • Length: 4,322mm
  • Width: 1,720mm
  • Height: 1500mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,500 mm

BAIC D20 Exterior Features

The BAIC D20 features a modern and sleek aesthetic with clean lines and chrome design in the front radiator grille. Keen observers may discern elements reminiscent of the first-generation Mercedes B-Class in the D20’s design.

Other notable D20 external features include:

  • Electric Sunroof*
  • Anti-UV glass-windshield*
  • 175/65 R14 steel rim with cover*
  • 185/60 R14 aluminium alloy rim*
  • Integral headlight
  • Headlight with time delay switch-off
  • Engine cover

*Model dependent

BAIC D20 Interior features

Despite its compact size, the D20 offers a surprisingly spacious cabin with good legroom and decent interior build quality. Its simple fashionable styling creates a pleasant, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

Particularly, the Fashion specification level of the BAIC D20 elevates the driving experience, featuring an array of luxurious amenities such as an electric sunroof, daytime running lights, 6.5-inch touchscreen alloy wheels, automatic folding side mirrors, and climate control.

The D20 is packed with several interior goodies as standard, including:

  • CD/radio head unit with USB and AUX ports
  • Multifunction steering wheel controls*
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen navigation system
  • Fabric seats
  • Satellite navigation
  • Radio and six speakers*
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 6-way driver seat, 4-way passenger seat- manual*
  • 4-way driver seat, 4-way passenger seat- manual*
  • Interior chrome trim*
  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Rear window defroster
  • Door mirrors – elec. foldable*

*Model dependent

BAIC D20 And More At Group1 BAIC

Despite its discontinuation, the BAIC D20 models are undoubtedly budget beating, impressive with their affordable pricing and comfortably appointed interior. Coupled with fair ride quality and efficient performance, the BAIC D20 excels in delivering a well-rounded package in the subcompact car segment, each offering its unique blend of style and value.

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