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BYD Dolphin 2023: Australian pricing and specs to be announced on June 22


BYD’s latest entrant to the Australian market could be priced around the $40K-$45K range when it goes on sale locally 

Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD has announced its next car for Australia: the Dolphin, which won’t be called the Atto 2 as previously predicted. 

The electric hatchback is set to be officially announced for Australia on June 22, with pricing and further specifications likely to be detailed on that date. 

The BYD Dolphin is set to rival other more budget-friendly electric cars such as MG’s upcoming MG4 ($44,490), the GWM Ora and even a future, more affordable Tesla Model 2

The BYD Dolphin will be revealed in more detail on June 22

Chasing Cars expects the new Dolphin will cost between $40,000 and $45,000 here in Australia. 

BYD first launched the Atto 3 small SUV here in Australia back in 2022 and the Dolphin is expected to be followed up by the Seal sedan at some point in the future, with the aforementioned model previously sighted undergoing testing on our roads. 

What else do we know about the Dolphin so far?

2023 BYD Dolphin rear 3/4
A rare BYD Dolphin spotted out in the wild!

We’ve already spotted the Dolphin out testing on the roads of Sydney, which you can see in our previous article

In terms of size, the Dolphin will have a similar footprint, if not slightly larger, than the current Toyota Yaris, at 4125mm long. 

Given the specification of overseas models, it’s likely the Dolphin will use either a 45kWh or 60kWh battery pack, which will provide a range of between 300-400km on a single charge. 

2023 BYD Seagull side profile static green
Future models could include the small-sized BYD Seagull

A single, front-mounted electric motor is likely, with outputs likely to sit somewhere around the 130kW/290Nm ballpark. 

 A dual-motor variant is possible, although unlikely at launch.