If you want to buy a pure electric car, with both space configurations, is this BYD Dolphin worth buying?


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The Dolphin is positioned as a small car, and the 2024 model year has launched the Honor version, and the actual model is the 2024 Honor Edition 401km Fashion Edition.

Looking at the exterior first, the Dolphin adopts a marine aesthetic design, which is significantly different from the Dynasty series models. The front face shape is relatively cute and cute, with many rounded lines. The headlights are equipped with an integrated light source, the headlights are LED light sources, and the daytime running lights and automatic headlight function are standard, and only the top-of-the-line model is equipped with adaptive high and low beams. The lower part of the front face is designed with an air intake grille, which cools down the heat of the power system and adds a bit of sporty atmosphere to the front face.

The sides of the car have rich lines, and the roof has a floating shape. There are three lacquer colors, namely Atlantis Gray, Puff Pink, and Cheese Yellow, which are more fashionable and can attract the attention of young consumers than the mainstream black and white. Only the top-of-the-line model is 205/50 R17, while the other models are 195/60 R16.

The tail shape is quite simple, the taillights are through the style structure, and it also incorporates Chinese knot design elements, and you can recognize this as a BYD at a glance after lighting it. The tailgate switch design is more conspicuous, the official base volume of the trunk is 345L, the rear seats can be proportionally folded, and the trunk volume can be expanded to a maximum of 1310L. There is also a sizable storage compartment under the floor, which is convenient for placing tools that are not commonly used.

The interior design of the Dolphin is relatively stylish, and the interior of this car adopts a two-tone scheme of black and brown. The doors and central control area are basically soft materials, and for models at this price, the materials are relatively generous, and they will not make people feel that the interior is cheap when they sit in the car. The function buttons in the central control area are all physical structures, and they are operated by knobs, which is quite special. Secondly, as a family scooter, there is more storage space in the front row, the storage compartment on the top can be used to put paper towels, car keys, etc., and the following is given to the Type-C and USB charging jacks, and the two high-end models also support 50W wireless charging of mobile phones.

The whole system comes standard with a 5-inch full LCD instrument cluster and a 12.8-inch central control screen, like other BYD models, this central control screen can also be rotated, equipped with DiLink in-vehicle system, supporting car networking and OTA remote upgrades. Mainstream apps such as WeChat, iQiyi, and Douyin can all be used online. Except for the entry-level model, other models are equipped with a 360-degree panoramic image as standard, and the resolution of the camera is quite high, and it supports switching between different viewing angles, which is very convenient to use.


It’s short, but the wheelbase length is about the same as that of mainstream compact cars, so the rear space of the Dolphin is quite spacious. Xiaobian is 177cm tall, the front row is adjusted to a standard driving position, and the legroom in the back row is close to two fists. Although the panoramic sunroof on the roof does not support opening, it gives rear passengers a brighter view, and is equipped with a sun blind, so the car will not feel very sunny in summer.


In terms of power, the 2024 Dolphin uses two versions of the motor, with the top-of-the-line Knight version with a maximum motor power of 130kW (177Ps) and a maximum torque of 290Nm. The other three models have a maximum motor output of 70 kW (95 ps) and a maximum torque of 180 Nm. Compared with the gasoline car, the power output of the tram is smoother, and the official 0-50km/h acceleration time of this stylish version of the model is 3.9 seconds, which is enough for daily urban driving. Of course, there is a gap between the power response speed and the dual-motor models on the market, especially in the middle and rear sections, when overtaking, you need to accelerate in advance. The battery is available in two versions, 32.26 kWh and 44.9 kWh, corresponding to an all-electric range of 302 km, 420 km, and 401 km, respectively.



In terms of chassis, the Dolphin uses a front MacPherson/rear multi-link independent suspension structure. Compared with the model with torsion beam non-independent suspension, the driving texture brought by the front and rear independent suspension is naturally better, which can reduce the vibration strength, and you will not feel the bumps in the car. Because the body size is relatively short, the rear of the car has a good following, in short, this Dolphin is more agile to drive.