Frequently Asked Questions About BAIC in SA

Welcome to the Group1 BAIC FAQ page. This is our dedicated space for answering your frequently asked questions about BAIC in SA. If you’re ook the lookout for comprehensive insights into our offerings and services, this is the place. Ditto if you’re keen to learn more about BAIC as a brand, and what we offer South African motorists in general. So without further ado, here you go!

What is BAIC, and what is its history in the automotive industry?

BAIC, or Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation, is a Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer. It is one of the largest automakers in China and has been producing vehicles since 1958. BAIC has several joint ventures with international automakers, such as Daimler, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz. Group1 BAIC is a proud dealer of BAIC vehicles in South Africa.

Which BAIC models are currently available for purchase in South Africa?

At Group1 BAIC, we offer the BAIC Beijing X55, and BAIC B40 Plus, with the BAIC B80 soon to be available on our showroom floors.

How does BAIC compare to other leading automotive brands in terms of quality and reliability?

BAIC vehicles are known for their affordability, value for money, and reliability. The automotive giant has, and continues to, invest heavily in quality control, research, and development in recent years, including ensuring that their vehicles adhere to the most stringent international safety standards.

Are there any warranties or guarantees offered with the purchase of a BAIC vehicle?

Yes, all new BAIC vehicles come with a standard warranty of 5 years or 150,000 kilometres, whichever comes first. This warranty covers the vehicle against any defects in materials or workmanship.

Do BAIC vehicles come with a service plan?

Yes, all new BAIC vehicles purchased from Group1 BAIC come with a standard 5-year/60,000km service plan. This service plan covers the cost of all routine maintenance and servicing, such as oil changes, tire rotations, and brake inspections.

What are the safety features and ratings of the BAIC vehicles available in South Africa?

The BAIC X3 and X55 have both received a 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP. This is the same stellar safety rating as many leading automotive brands, such as Toyota and Volkswagen.

What are the fuel efficiency ratings of the different BAIC models available?

The average Beijing X55 fuel consumption is around 7,7l/100km, while the B40 Plus comes in at between 8.5 and 10.1L/100 km, depending on the fuel variant.

Are there any electric or hybrid BAIC models available in South Africa?

Not at this time, but watch this space!

How can I book a test drive for a BAIC vehicle?

Easy test drives can be booked by contacting our Group1 BAIC dealerships in Alberton, Midrand, Edenvale, and Strand. We are also happy to bring any BAIC vehicle you wish to test drive right to your doorstep!

Are there financing options available for purchasing a BAIC vehicle?

We partner with leading financial institutions to offer our customers competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms. To learn more about the financing options that can be facilitated by Group1 BAIC, please contact your nearest dealership and speak to a member of our knowledgeable teams.

Are spare parts for BAIC vehicles readily available in South Africa?

Yes, spare parts for BAIC vehicles are readily available in South Africa. We have a nationwide network of dealerships and service centres that stock a wide range of spare parts. We also offer a parts delivery service so that you can get the items you need quickly and conveniently.

Are there any ongoing promotions or discounts on BAIC vehicles?

Yes, we often offer promotions and discounts on BAIC vehicles. Keep an eye on our Specials & Promotions page.

What are the colour options available for the BAIC models on sale?

The BAIC Beijing X55 is available in various attractive colour options, including red, white, grey, and yellow. The BAIC B40 Plus comes in red, green, ice blue, white, and orange.

How does BAIC’s after-sales service compare to other brands?

BAIC is committed to providing excellent after-sales service to its customers. Group1 BAIC has a nationwide network of dealerships and service centres that are staffed by trained and experienced technicians. Roadside assistance is also an included service when you purchase a new BAIC vehicle.

Can I customize my BAIC vehicle with additional features or accessories?

Yes, of course, you can customise your BAIC vehicle to suit your lifestyle and taste! We offer a wide variety of additional features and accessories, including everything from tow bars to canopies, and toolboxes. You can also contact your nearest dealership to learn more about the available customisation options.

What is BAIC’s commitment to sustainability and the environment?

BAIC has strategically centred its future success on innovation. This includes alignment with China’s “carbon peak, carbon neutral” mandate, by means of a focus on new energy and intelligent network connection technologies. By investing in these domains, BAIC positions itself as a frontrunner in the burgeoning electric and connected vehicle markets, contributing to global sustainability trends. This dedication to innovation extends to high-end manufacturing and product development, solidifying BAIC’s position as a pioneering force in the automotive industry.

How can I get in touch with the customer support team if I have any concerns or feedback about my BAIC vehicle?

You can contact the Group1 BAIC customer support team by phone, email, or by completing any one of the handy enquiry forms on our website. The customer support team is available to answer your questions and help you with any problems you may be having with your BAIC vehicle.

Are there any trade-in options available if I want to exchange my current vehicle for a BAIC model?

Yes, Group1 BAIC offers trade-in options on all of its vehicles. This means that you can trade in your current vehicle for a new BAIC vehicle, or for that matter, any other vehicle from our Group1 dealerships across the country To learn more about the trade-in process, please contact your nearest Group1 BAIC dealership.

What is the process for registering a newly purchased BAIC vehicle in South Africa?

When purchasing a new vehicle at Group1 BAIC, the dealership team takes care of the hassle of the vehicle registration. This means you can rest assured that all the boxes will be ticked when you drive your shiny new BAIC off our showroom floors.

Is roadside assistance provided for BAIC vehicle owners?

Group1 BAIC South Africa roadside assistance is offered in collaboration with AA, operating 24/7/365 for on-the-spot mobility. Services include flat tire changes, complimentary fuel (up to 10 litres), jump-starts, mobile battery replacements (customer upfront payment required), key lockout assistance, and minor running repairs. BAIC further enhances security by deploying armed ADT Security response officers to incident scenes, ensuring safety until AA technical service arrives. Note that terms and conditions apply; consult your Group1 dealer or service centre for precise details.

How do BAIC vehicles perform in terms of resale value in the South African market?

In terms of resale value, BAIC vehicles are expected to perform well in the South African market in the coming years. BAIC vehicles are already known for their quality, reliability and popularity. This means that there is likely to be a strong demand for BAIC vehicles in the used market, which will certainly help to support resale values.

How often should I get my BAIC vehicle serviced, and what does a typical service entail?

You should get your BAIC vehicle serviced every 15,000 kilometres or every 12 months, whichever comes first. This is in accordance with the BAIC manufacturer’s recommended service intervals.

A typical BAIC vehicle service will include an oil change, filter change, brake inspection, tire pressure check, fluid check and top-up, and general vehicle inspection. Additional services, such as wheel alignment and tire rotation, may be recommended depending on the mileage of your vehicle and your driving habits.

Do you offer fleet sales or bulk purchase discounts for businesses interested in BAIC vehicles?

Yes, Group1 BAIC offers fleet sales and bulk purchase discounts for businesses interested in BAIC vehicles. We understand that businesses need to get the best possible value for their money, and we are committed to working with companies to find the right mix of BAIC vehicles for their needs at a competitive price.

To learn more about our fleet sales and bulk purchase discounts, please contact your nearest Group1 BAIC dealership. Our team of experienced sales representatives will be happy to discuss your specific needs and help you find the best possible deal on BAIC vehicles for your business.

Where are Group1 BAIC dealerships located?

There are Group1 BAIC dealerships in Alberton, Midrand, Edenvale, and Strand. We also offer test drives and deliver vehicles throughout South Africa.

Do you have any questions pertaining to BAIC in South Africa that have not been answered on this page? No problem. Simply share your details via the contact form on this page, and a member of our Group1 BAIC team will be in touch to provide you with the answers you need.

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