BYD Dolphin in Malaysia: Everything you need to know
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BYD Dolphin in Malaysia: Everything you need to know

BYD Dolphin

Priced from RM99,900, the BYD Dolphin is the second cheapest EV in Malaysia

After much anticipation, BYD today launched its second EV in Malaysia – the BYD Dolphin, which will be joining the BYD Atto 3 in the brand’s product portfolio.

There will be two variants, namely the BYD Dolphin Dynamic Standard Range which is priced at RM100,530 on the road without insurance, and the BYD Dolphin Premium Extended Range which goes for RM125,530 on the road without insurance. Looking at the price tag, the BYD Dolphin is actually the second cheapest EV in Malaysia after the Neta V which is priced at RM99,800.

BYD Dolphin

Measuring 4,290 mm in length, 1,770 mm in width, and 1,570 mm in height, the BYD Dolphin comes with a wheelbase length of 2,700 mm, and a ground clearance of 130 mm, which makes it as big as a compact SUV.

Both variants come with a six-year, 150,000-km factory warranty, while the battery comes with an eight year or 160,000 km warranty. BYD is also offering a separate warranty of eight years or 150,000 km for the motor, motor controller, DC assembly, and electric control assembly.

BYD Dolphin

That being said, let us look at the list of standard features on both variants of the BYD Dolphin, beginning from the Dolphin Dynamic Standard Range:

  • LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • High Beam Assist
  • Keyless Entry
  • 12V power socket
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • PM 2.5 air filter
  • Heated and adjustable exterior mirrors
  • 5-inch digital instrument panel
  • Synthetic leather seat
  • 60:40 split-folding rear seats
  • 6-way manual adjustment driver seat
  • 4-way manual adjustment front passenger seat
  • 12.8-inch rotating touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay (USB)
  • 6 speakers
  • Voice command
  • 2 Type A + Type C USB ports in front
  • 2 Type A + Type C USB ports at rear
  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Front-Wheel-Drive configuration
  • BYD Blade Battery
  • 93 hp maximum output
  • 180 Nm maximum torque
  • 0 to 100 km/h time of 12.3 seconds
  • 410 km driving range
  • 44.9 kWh battery capacity
  • Macpherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion Beam rear suspension
  • 16-inch tyres and wheels
  • Type 2 AC charging port
  • 60 kW CCS 2 DC charging port
  • V2L function with discharge adapter
  • Regenerative braking
  • 6 airbags
  • ABS, EPB, ESC, Traction Control, EBD
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • 360-degree view monitor
  • Front and rear ultrasonic radars
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Support & Lane Departure Prevention
  • Predictive Collision Warning
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Rear Cross Traffic Brake
  • Lane Change Collision Warning
BYD Dolphin

On top of all of the above, the BYD Dolphin Premium Extended Range gets additional features such as:

  • 201 hp maximum output
  • 310 Nm maximum torque
  • 0 to 100 km/h time of 7.0 seconds
  • 490 km driving range
  • 17-inch tyres and wheels
  • 80 kWh DC charging port
  • 60.48 kWh battery capacity
  • Dual Stage Pretensioner on front seat belts
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Mobile phone wireless charging
  • 6-way power adjustment – driver seat
  • 4-way power adjustment – front passenger seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • LED rear side reading light
  • 4-door window one touch up-down with anti-pinch
BYD Dolphin

As for the colour options, the BYD Dolphin Dynamic Standard Range comes in three exterior colour combinations – Atlantis Grey and Deland Black, Ski White and Urban Grey, as well as Surf Blue and Urban Grey, with an interior colour combo of either Grey and Black, or Blue and Black.

The higher-spec BYD Dolphin Premium Extended Range on the other hand, can be had in either Urban Grey or Sand White, with either Grey and Black, or Brown and Black combination.

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