BYD, the Chinese automaker renowned for its electric vehicles, has unveiled a new version of its popular BYD Dolphin Mini, previously known as the BYD Seagull, in Mainland China. The BYD Dolphin Mini Honor Edition is designed to win over budget-conscious customers with its appealing features and cost-effective pricing.

Honor Edition’s Noteworthy Features

  • Power and Torque: The BYD Dolphin Mini Honor Edition boasts 55 kW of power and 135 Nm of torque.
  • Battery Variants: With two batteries, it offers two range options: 305 km and 405 km (CLTC), with capacities of 30.08 kWh and 38.88 kWh.
  • Blade Battery Technology: Based on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0, the vehicle employs the revolutionary Blade Battery using lithium iron phosphate to guarantee durability and safety.
  • Cutting-Edge Interior: A 10.1-inch adaptive rotating touchscreen anchors the cockpit, supporting video playback and voice commands through the DiLink system. Bluetooth and NFC entry provide added convenience.
  • Safety Provisions: Standard features include four airbags, ESP, EPB, and heated exterior mirrors, while higher trims offer additional front passenger airbags.
  • Available Upgrades: Advanced assistance options include intelligent driving aids, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and lane departure alerts.

Pricing and Options

Three distinct trim levels are offered for the Dolphin Mini Honor Edition:

  1. 305KM Active: At $9,700, this entry-level model delivers 305 km of range.
  2. 305KM Free: For $10,500, this version adds more interior amenities, maintaining the same range.
  3. 405KM Flying: The premium trim, at $12,000, increases the range to 405 km.

The Significance of the Dolphin Mini

Since its introduction at the Shanghai Auto Show in April of the previous year, the BYD Dolphin Mini has topped sales charts. In 2023, it reached a notable sales figure of 280,217 units. Competitors include the Wuling Bingo, Dongfeng Nammi 01, and JAC Yiwei 3 EV.

Ideal for urbanites, the BYD Dolphin Mini balances affordability and functionality. Its stylish design, akin to a more upscale Honda Fit, caters to various tastes. At 149 inches (3,780 mm), it is slightly more compact than a 3-door Mini Cooper, perfect for city navigation.


The BYD Dolphin Mini Honor Edition shakes up the market with its unbeatable pricing, remarkable range, and comprehensive safety features. As Mexico's most affordable BEV, it challenges gasoline-powered counterparts and redefines cost efficiency. This electric hatchback is poised to create a ripple effect in China and potentially in global markets.

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