BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features

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BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features
BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features

The BYD Dolphin Honor Edition has been launched in China, offering an impressive 420 km range, a 70 kW e-motor, and a more affordable price tag. A smaller battery version is also available, bringing the starting price down to 99,800 yuan (approximately 13,865 USD), making it 4.7% cheaper than its predecessor.

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition: Exterior and Interior Design

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features
BYD Dolphin Honor Edition

The exterior design of the Dolphin Honor Edition remains largely unchanged, with the addition of a new body color and rim design. The car’s dimensions are also the same, measuring 4125/1770/1570 mm with a wheelbase of 2700 mm.

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features
BYD Dolphin Honor Edition 

Inside, the new Dolphin follows the design language of its predecessor, with a few enhancements such as ventilated front seats, a 50 W wireless phone charging pad, a new type-C charging port, and a rear privacy glass. The hatchback also features a 12.8-inch floating rotatable screen and a small 5-inch LCD instrument cluster.

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features
BYD Dolphin Honor Edition 

One of the most significant improvements in the BYD Dolphin Honor Edition is the rear suspension, which now features an independent suspension system similar to the European version. This upgrade addresses previous complaints about the car’s comfort level.

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition: Powertrain and Battery Options

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features
BYD Dolphin Honor Edition 

The Dolphin Honor Edition offers two electric motor options: a 70 kW motor (rated power is 35 kW) and a 130 kW motor. The domestic Dolphin also now has two LFP battery options, including a 32 kWh battery for a 302 km CLTC range and a 45 kWh LFP pack for a 401-420 km CLTC range, depending on the e-motor. A 60-kWh pack for a 520 km range will also be available for purchase later.

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition: Trim Levels and Price Range

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features
BYD Dolphin Honor Edition 

The BYD Dolphin Honor Edition is available in four trim levels:

* Vitality: 99,800 yuan (approximately 13,865 USD) with a 70 kW motor and a 32 kWh battery, offering a 302 km range.
* Free: 112,800 yuan (approximately 15,670 USD) with a 70 kW motor and a 45 kWh battery, offering a 420 km range.
* Fashion: 119,800 yuan (approximately 16,650 USD) with a 70 kW motor and a 45 kWh battery, offering a 420 km range.
* Knight: 129,800 yuan (approximately 18,030 USD) with a 130 kW motor and a 45 kWh battery, offering a 401 km range.

BYD Dolphin Honor Edition Makes Debut in China with Lower Prices and Improved Features
BYD Dolphin Honor Edition 

The BYD Dolphin Honor Edition offers more value for less money, thanks to the new variant with a smaller battery pack. This move is part of BYD’s ongoing efforts to compete with ICE vehicles, having ceased production of gasoline-powered cars in early 2022. BYD’s founder, Wang Chuanfu, has previously stated that he expects NEV share to reach 50% in China by the end of 2024. The annual update will also help the Dolphin compete with electric vehicle rivals such as the Wuling Bingo and Baojun Yunduo (Cloud).