2024 BYD Dolphin price and specs

Posted on June 21, 2024Comments Off on 2024 BYD Dolphin price and specs

The BYD Dolphin is now $2000 cheaper following recent price cuts, with the Dynamic priced at $36,890 before on-road costs and the Premium at $42,890 before on-roads.

UPDATE, 21/06/24BYD has recently reduced pricing for the Dolphin range. We’ve updated this article and brought it forward.

As BYD’s Australian distributor EVDirect confirmed in March, the flagship Sport model it announced last June won’t be introduced after all due to a lack of demand.

It was set to feature performance tyres and a sportier body kit, with EVDirect also promising “tuned sports performance”.

BYD announced pricing for the Dolphin range back in June 2023, opening orders ahead of arrivals at the end of the year.

That leaves the Premium as the most powerful model.

In addition to a more powerful electric motor, the Premium swaps the standard torsion beam rear suspension for a multi-link set-up.

Even the base Dynamic, however, comes standard with power-adjustable, heated front seats and a panoramic glass roof, as well as a wide array of active safety and driver assist equipment.

Also standard across the range is a heat pump and a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, allowing you to power small appliances using the battery.

To the end of May, BYD has sold 1044 examples this year, making it simultaneously the brand’s cheapest yet lowest-volume model.

It’s well behind the MG 4, with 2376 sales across the same period, but is outselling the GWM Ora (478 sales).

Pricing

Model Price
2024 BYD Dolphin Dynamic $36,890 (-$2000)
2024 BYD Dolphin Premium $42,890 (-$2000)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Drivetrains

The BYD Dolphin Dynamic has a single 70kW/180Nm electric motor, powered by a 44.9kWh Blade battery. The claimed 0-100km/h time is 12.3 seconds.

The Dolphin Premium upgrades to a 60.48kWh battery and a 150kW/310Nm electric motor, slashing the 0-100km/h time to 7.0 seconds.

Efficiency

The BYD Dolphin Dynamic has 340km of range on the WLTP cycle, with DC charging at up to 60kW.

The Dolphin Premium has 427km of range and DC charging at up to 80kW.

Dimensions

BYD Dolphin
Length 4290mm
Width 1770mm (with mirrors folded)
Height 1570mm
Wheelbase 2700mm
Boot space (seats up) 345L
Boot space (second row folded) 1310L
Kerb weight Dynamic – 1506kg
Premium – 1658kg

Servicing and Warranty

The BYD Dolphin is backed by a six-year, 150,000km vehicle warranty and an eight-year, 160,000km battery warranty.

Customers have the option to service any of their vehicles through its own service centres or through certain mycar service centres. It’s best to find your local service centre via the BYD Australia distributor’s website.

Servicing for the 2024 BYD Dolphin is required every 12 months or 20,000km whichever occurs first.

Pricing is capped as follows:

Service Price
12 months/20,000km $189
24 months/40,000km $370
36 months/60,000km $189
48 months/80,000km $447
60 months/100,000km $189
72 months/120,000km $370
84 months/140,000km $189
96 months/160,000km $447

Safety

The BYD Dolphin has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP against stricter 2023-25 testing criteria.

It scored 89 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 85 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 77 per cent for safety assist.

Standard equipment on all Dolphins includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Emergency lane-keep assist
  • Front cross-traffic assist
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Driver fatigue detection
  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
  • Driver’s far-side airbag
  • Surround-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Standard Equipment

There are two members of the local Dolphin range.

The Dynamic comes standard with the following equipment:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 12.8-inch rotating touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB digital radio
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • 5.0-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Four-way power passenger’s seat
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split/fold rear seats
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Wireless phone charger
  • USB-A x 2 (one front, one rear)
  • USB-C x 2 (one front, one rear)

The Premium adds:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Two-tone paint

Colours

No colours carry an extra charge.

The Dynamic is available in four colour schemes:

  • Sand White with Brown/Black interior
  • Urban Grey with Grey/Black interior
  • Maldive Purple with Brown/Black interior
  • Coral Pink with Pink/Grey interior

The Premium comes in four two-tone schemes:

  • Ski White/Urban Grey with Grey/Black interior
  • Coral Pink/Urban Grey with Pink/Grey interior
  • Surf Blue/Urban Grey with Blue/Black interior
  • Atlantis Grey/Delan Black with Grey/Black interior

The Sport will come only in Matte Grey with a Grey/Black interior.

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