BYD has undercut the MG Motor MG4 by $100 to make its new Dolphin Dynamic now the cheapest electric vehicle in Australia when it hits the road before the end of 2023.
Earlier this week, MG Motor revealed the price of its MG4 51kW at $38,990 plus on road costs.
But today BYD snuck in under that price for the Dolphin Dynamic at $38,890 plus on road costs.
“We are proud to introduce an EV of such high quality and safety that is now within reach for more Australians,” said EVDirect CEO, Luke Todd.
“With state government rebates as high as $6,000 in Queensland, this makes the Dolphin Dynamic as low as $32,890 plus on-road costs.
“In some instances, this positions it at a lower price point than similar petrol-powered vehicles, a circumstance that has been unprecedented until now.”
The Dolphin Dynamic is a 5-door hatchback with a 2700mm wheelbase with enough space to fit five adults comfortably and cater for their luggage with 345 litres of storage space.
With the rear seats folded flat that space increases to 1,310 litres.
The BYD Dolphin Dynamic has a sleek design and impressive interior styling and maintains BYD’s design language.
Inside is a 12.8-inch touchscreen which can be rotated to either landscape or portrait orientation and with full connectivity including Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Sat Nav and wireless phone charging.
Also on board the BYD Dolphin is a large panoramic moonroof, voice control and USB charging ports throughout the cabin for both front and rear passengers.
The vehicle also includes heated seats with climate-controlled air conditioning supported by BYD’s advanced heat pump system to maximise thermal management and provide the efficiency for maximum driving range in all weather conditions.
On the safety side, there are seven airbags, autonomous emergency breaking (AEB), driver fatigue monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance.
BYD opened expressions of interest for the new dolphin on June 12 and have had a great response.
“We’ve received an exceptional number of expressions of interest for the BYD Dolphin,” Todd said.
“We anticipate a substantial volume of pre-orders. Given BYD’s proven supply chain capabilities, we eagerly look forward to delivering many thousands of Dolphins, with shipments scheduled to begin in Q4 2023.”