The BYD Dolphin is a new compact electric car with a lot of style and the first BYD to carry the brand’s new logo. BYD has released a flock of pictures of the Dolphin’s interior, and it looks just and fancy as the outside. The 3-spoke steering wheel has a cool and sporty shape, with an almost-arty center. The free-standing digital instrument panel is relatively compact.
The Dolphin’s exterior design is characterized by sharp creases on the sides and a somewhat more rounded front. The ‘bonnet’ is very short, making it look a bit like an MPV. Two-tone color schemes are trendy in China at the moment, and BYD follows fashion.
Another interesting design feature: the center tunnel flows upwards to the rear, and I suspect designers wanted to make it look like a dolphin, and if so, it works! There is a large open storage space below the tunnel.
The Dolphin stands on BYD’s new e-platform 3.0 for compact electric cars, with a wheelbase of 2700 mm. Power comes from a single electric motor with 95 hp, good for a 160 km/h top speed. Range hasn’t been officially confirmed yet but bet on about 400 kilometers NEDC.