BYD is an exclusive Chinese electric car manufacturer that recently arrived in Mexico with three battery models: Han, Tang and Yuan Plus. But today it introduced its fourth member; is about Dolphin 2024 an electric hatchback that will be the smallest and most fuel-efficient vehicle in its lineup in the country.
This compact car measures 4,290 meters long, 1,770 meters wide It is 1,570 meters high and has a wheelbase of 2,700 meters, making it almost the same dimensions as the SEV E-TUS, although the latter is a sedan.
Dolphin is built under that electric platform 3.0 from BYD, which allows the floor to be flat and therefore… larger interior space for the occupants and a trunk of 345 liters which can grow up to 1,310 liters when folding down the second row of seats.
Its aesthetic is as the name suggests inspired in the Dolphin movements which can be seen in the headlights and is connected by a line running from one end to the other through the grill, modeled on the eyes of a dolphin.
BYD called this Design language as “Ocean” It also features a body silhouette with sharp lines intended to give it an elegant presence. On the other hand, the lines of the 16-inch aluminum wheels remind you of the waves that dolphins jump into the sea.
It is offered in Mexico a single equipment variant which reaches up to 405 kilometers Autonomy in charging thanks to the battery pack with a capacity of 44.9 kWh.
This battery manages to recharge itself 30 to 80% in 30 minutes with DC fast charging, while with AC in between seven and eight hours with a home AC charger.
What is innovative is that BYD has integrated Dolphin as a battery manufacturer Blade technology a heat pump system high efficiency What maintains the temperature Ideal working temperature, absorbing the waste heat of the high voltage system with a wide operating temperature range of -30°C to 40°C and improving driving performance in winter by 10% to 20%.
The Dolphin’s battery also contains one bidirectional charging that is, just as energy enters, it can leave the car, so it can Electrical appliances.
As far as motorization is concerned, Dolphin 2024 comes with a new synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets wrapped in flat wire that generate electricity 93 horsepower and 132 pounds torque with front-wheel drive.
Interior and safety
Inside, Dolphin 2024 integrated a rotating touchscreen The 12.8-inch screen is the infotainment control center, which has its own audio system. Voice control with basic functions such as asking you to raise and lower the windows or turn the air conditioning on or off.
This infotainment system also includes a navigation system GPS and is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, while the sound system consists of six speakers.
And inside there is also an aesthetic “oceanic”, because the center console is reminiscent of the movement of the Waves, The flowing line of the steering wheel is like that tail fin of a swimming dolphin and the door handles inside represent a Dolphin jumping out of the water, as if shaking his fin,
These elements are complemented by the Faux leather upholstery with a special treatment to make them feel soft and comfortable.
And so you can sing like a pro in the middle of traffic, Dolphin 2024 includes one Karaoke function with included microphone that can be wirelessly connected to the infotainment screen.
Dolphin 2024 is coming for the security area six airbags, indirect tire pressure monitoring, brake assist, traction control, electronic brake distribution, hill start assist, rear anti-collision sensors and regenerative disc brakes with ABS.
Price and availability
Dolphin 2024 It is now available in Mexico at the only authorized BYD dealer in Mexico: Liverpool. There you can request one at any of their stores Driving test.
The price of the Dolphin 2024 in its only version for Mexico is 535,990 pesos. The purchase of this electrical appliance includes a 7kW home charger and an adapter for charging at other stations.
With this price, the cost of electric cars in Mexico seems to be democratizing. Let’s remember that Volvo recently announced prices for Mexico EX30 an SUV with an acquisition cost of 649,900 pesos.