BYD continues its product expansion in Mexico with the launch of the new Dolphin 2024 a compact hatchback that represents a real option for anyone wanting to enter the world of electric cars, thanks to a good balance between equipment, safety, versatility and performance.
Actually, The Dolphin is the first model in the new Ocean family inspired by sea life.. By the way, this vehicle is based on the Platform 3.0 architecture and at the same time has a compact and durable battery called Blade, which, according to the manufacturer, remains stable even after significant damage such as a direct puncture.
In addition, it offers maximum protection for both the user and the battery, as the A-pillar as well as its upper section, the B-pillar and the center tunnel are made of more than 78% ultra-high-strength steels and are made of hot-formed steel with a compressive strength of more than 1500 MPa.
Let’s know all the details of the new BYD Dolphin 2024.
BYD Dolphin 2024: power and autonomy
The Dolphin features a permanent-magnet, flat-wire-wound synchronous electric motor that produces 93 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque with front-wheel drive.. It is powered by a battery pack with a capacity of 44.9 kWh, which provides a range of up to 405 kilometers per charge and can be charged from 30 to 80 percent of energy in 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. and between 7 and 8 hours with an AC home charger.
According to the brand, the battery pack features a highly efficient heat pump system that maintains the ideal working temperature and absorbs residual heat from the high-voltage system, widely covering operating temperatures from -30°C to 40°C, improving driving performance in winter by 10 to 20%.
BYD Dolphin 2024: exterior and interior design
What stands out on the outside are the LED headlights with automatic ignition, which are modeled on the eyes of a dolphin. On the back there are LED skulls lined up next to each other, with the width of the illuminated area being only five millimeters. It is complemented by a set of 16-inch aluminum wheels, whose lines are reminiscent of the waves created by dolphins jumping into the sea.
Inside, the language of the sea is still present, starting with the center console, whose design evokes the movement of ocean waves. The flowing line of the depth and height-adjustable steering wheel resembles the tail fin of a swimming dolphin, while the center console resembles a dolphin leaping out of the water and swooping down.
The interior door handles, in turn, depict a dolphin jumping out of the water as if waving its fin.
BYD Dolphin 2024: Features and connectivity
When it comes to interior doors, the focus is on a 12.8-inch rotating color touchscreen, with GPS navigation system, with CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a sound system with six speakers.
These elements are complemented by the artificial leather upholstery and the automatic air conditioning with PM 2.5 (VN95) instant air purification system.
The Dolphin’s cabin offers multiple storage spaces, distributed across the glove compartment, armrest, center console, door panels and in the backrests of the driver and passenger seats.
Dolphin WORLD 2024: Security
In terms of safety, the BYD Dolphin offers front airbags for driver and front passenger, side and curtain airbags, front three-point seat belts with belt tensioner and force limiter, height adjustable, child seat fastening device ISO-FIX, indirect tire pressure monitoring, brake assist, traction control, electronic brake distribution, hill start assistant , rear anti-collision sensors and regenerative disc brakes with ABS.
BYD Dolphin 2024: dimensions and capacity
This vehicle is 4.12 meters long, 1.57 meters high, 1.77 meters wide and has a wheelbase of 2.70 meters. The trunk has a capacity of 345 liters and can increase to 1,310 liters by folding down the second row of seats.