BYD launches electric SUV cheaper than the Dolphin


After some information was leaked in China, the new BYD Yuan Up was officially launched as the Chinese giant’s entry-level electric SUV. The model should arrive in Brazil by 2025, but with another name: Dolphin SUV, an allusion to the country’s best-selling electric vehicle in 2023, reveals Auto+.

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What is the Yuan Up (or Dolphin SUV) like?

  • As revealed by vehicle registration data, the Yuan Up is 4.31 m long, 1.83 m wide, 1.67 m high and has a wheelbase of 2.62 m (a size similar to the popular Volkswagen T-Cross).
  • Its look is inspired by the older brother Yuan Plus, currently sold in Brazil for R$229,800.
  • Like the Dolphin, the Yuan Up (or Dolphin SUV) features a 95 hp or 177 hp front electric motor, in addition to two battery options: 32 kWh or 45.1 kWh.
  • The range per charge is 301 km and 401 km respectively in the Chinese cycle.

For now, no images of the interior of the Dinasty family SUV, the same as Song Plus, Tan, Han and Yuan Plus, have been revealed.


Yuan Up sales start in March in China in the range of 100 thousand yuan — below R$70 thousand in direct conversion. For comparison purposes, the model will be cheaper there than the Renault Kwid Zen 1.0, currently sold for more than R$71,000 in Brazil.

The value on the Chinese market will also be below the BYD Dolphin, sold from 109,900 yuan (around R$75,500).

For Brazil, the price should be in the range of R$160,000, according to information from Quatro Rodas. The launch should only take place in 2025, as the model has not yet been officially approved here.

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