BYD DOLPHIN: AUTOBEST ‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2024’

BYD DOLPHIN is elected AUTOBEST ‘‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2024’’. The 31 journalists on the AUTOBEST jury from 31 European countries have voted for BYD DOLPHIN as a strong winner. With a total of 20.057 points, BYD DOLPHIN came in first place before 3 other finalists.

It is the first time ever that the AUTOBEST jury voted for BYD as AUTOBEST ‘‘Best Buy Car of Europe 2024’’. According to its president Dan Vardie BYD DOLPHIN simply offered the best. “It was one of the most balanced AUTOBEST competitions in a decade, but BYD Dolphin, an EV only model, won the title well deserved”, Vardie said.

Unbeatable in price/quality
The jurors choose the DOLPHIN not only for its comfort, quality and great driving experience but even more appreciated the very spacious interior within the compact dimensions of the car. Accessible pricing, combined with high level of warranty, low costs per kilometer, high level of standard features and its state-of-the-art technology features also caught the attention of the jury.

The AUTOBEST jury was clear and concluded: “The BYD DOLPHIN in unbeatable when it comes to price/quality/range” the report says. Moreover, the jurors praised the compact dimensions of the DOLPHIN, combined with the wealth of interior space for its passengers and great dynamic driving experience and is well balanced technology based on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0.

Compact but spacious and very safe
BYD DOLPHIN, awarded by safety organisation Euro NCAP with the maximum of 5 stars, is a compact but spacious hatchback that combines modern aesthetics with exceptional intelligence and efficiency derived from pioneering electric vehicle technology and smart connectivity. Measuring 4,290 mm in length and 2,012 mm wide (with wing mirrors unfolded), the BYD DOLPHIN enjoys a 2,700 mm wheelbase, optimised for space and comfort thanks to the e-platform 3.0 and short front and rear overhangs. DOLPHIN offers a seating for 5 occupants and good storage in the 345-litre boot, that can be expended to a surprising 1310 litres when seats are folded flat. The vehicle offers a highly efficient 60.4 kWh BYD Blade Battery with 427km range (WLTP combined).

Ground-breaking Blade Battery
BYD DOLPHIN also benefits from the ground-breaking in house developed BYD Blade Battery which is revolutionising safety, durability and performance in the EV industry. The cobalt, manages and nickel free Blade Battery uses Lithium Iron-Phosphate (LFP) which offers a much higher level of safety than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Furthermore, the Blade Battery offers more stability, safety and durability, delivering high power density with the benefit of ultra-low energy consumption.

Michael Shu, Managing Director, BYD Europe, is very pleased with the title AUTOBEST BEST BUY Car of Europe’: “We are very proud of this award as it has been recognised by a panel of professional judges. I’m absolutely sure that this prize will attract the interest and attention of new car buyers. Especially because BYD DOLPHIN offers something that is rarely seen in the electric car segment: excellent price/quality. BYD wants to pack great premium equipment as standard, and at the same time we would like to make it affordable for the broader audience in order to promote e-mobility”.

AUTOBEST President Dan Vardie: “BYD DOLPHIN has won the title. And that is well deserved. The fact that the DOLPHIN is manufactured by BYD, one of the leading global companies in the world of electrification, is also very important. The victory of BYD Dolphin is clear proof that today the car industry is becoming a more global business with less boundaries compared with only few years ago. The industry is growing in all territories with products showing an appeal able to satisfy any kind of tastes and driving habits, including the most demanding ones of European consumers”.

The BYD DOLPHIN is just launched in Europe and is for sale with a starting price under € 30,000 excluding local incentives. The official AUTOBEST “Best Buy Car of Europe 2024 award” will be handed out officially during the 23rd AUTOBEST gala that will take place in Luxembourg later this year.

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