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Top stories of BYD in 2023

Monika From Gasgoo| February 17 , 2024 09:00 BJT

The year 2023 has now become a part of history, and in the dynamic landscape of the Chinese automotive market, it has been a year marked by significant events, with numerous records being shattered. Among the companies that garnered the most attention, none stand out more than BYD. With a continuous influx of heavyweight new models, achieving historic high annual sales figures, and leading the global market in the new energy vehicle sector, BYD has unquestionably become one of the most influential Chinese automotive enterprises.

Top stories of BYD in 2023

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Gasgoo, in its year-end review, takes you on a journey to revisit the noteworthy events that unfolded for BYD in 2023.

BYD says it receives conditional L3 autonomous driving vehicle testing license in July 2023

On December 27, BYD announced via its official Weibo account that it had obtained the conditional L3 autonomous driving vehicle testing license in Shenzhen on July 21, becoming the first automotive company in China to receive this permit.

All-new BYD Tang EV hits Paraguayan market

In late Dec., BYD announced the official opening of its new showroom in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, according to a post on BYD's WeChat account.

At the opening ceremony, the all-new BYD Tang EV officially went on sale in the local market, marking BYD's commitment to the continuous innovation in the field of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and sustainable development.

BYD announces plan to build new energy vehicle manufacturing plant in Hungary

On December 22, 2023, BYD announced its plan to establish a new energy vehicle manufacturing base in Szeged, Hungary. The facility is set to be constructed in several phases, expecting to offer thousands of jobs for the local community.

BYD's Fang Cheng Bao already deploys 120 sales, service stores across China

Fang Cheng Bao ("Fang Cheng" for "formula"), BYD's fresh professional personalized sub-brand, recently announced via its WeChat account the addition of 20 new direct-operated stores in 7 cities from December 1 to 17, bringing the national total to 120 stores across 62 cities in China. Simultaneously, the BAO 5 ("BAO" for "Leopard"), the brand's first production model, has started making its way to those sales facilities.

BYD Thailand garners 5,455 vehicle orders during Thailand International Motor Expo 2023

The 13-day-long Thailand International Motor Expo 2023 concluded on December 11, with BYD Thailand clinching a remarkable 5,455 orders and securing the third spot on the exhibition's sales chart.

BYD Song L SUV hits market, starting at 189,800 yuan

On December 15, BYD officially put its latest B-segment SUV, the Song L, onto the market. The Song L comes with four rear-wheel-drive variants and one all-wheel-drive version, with an official price range of 189,800 yuan to 249,800 yuan. Notably, this marks a 30,200-yuan reduction from the pre-sale prices previously announced.

BYD, Amazon Web Services partner to expedite global business expansion

At the re:Invent 2023 learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in early Dec., AWS announced its collaboration with BYD, a leading global manufacturer of new energy vehicles, marking Amazon as BYD's cloud services provider.

BYD introduces SONG PLUS DM-i in Paraguay

BYD, in collaboration with the Paraguayan dealer DIESA Group, officially launched the BYD SONG PLUS DM-i at the CADAM motor show in early Dec., marking BYD's debut of its super hybrid model in Paraguay, according to BYD's press release.

BYD SEAL hits Mexican passenger vehicle market

On November 29, 2023, BYD officially put the SEAL battery electric vehicle (BEV) model onto the Mexican market, marking the introduction of the company's second Ocean-aesthetics-inspired model in the local market following the DOLPHIN's debut in September.

BYD celebrates production of 200,000th Seagull city EV

BYD declared on November 29 the production of the 200,000th unit of its hotter-selling compact all-electric city car, the Seagull. Remarkably, this milestone was achieved a mere 7 months after the Seagull's initial market release.

BYD's Yangwang inaugurates Hunan province's first Yangwang Center store

On November 25, Hunan province's first Yangwang Center store opened for business in Yuhua district, Changsha city, according to a post on BYD Yangwang's WeChat account.

BYD launches HAN all-electric model in the UAE market

On November 22, BYD celebrated the opening of its new flagship showroom in Dubai, with the BYD HAN BEV (battery electric vehicle) model introduced to the UAE market at the same time, according to BYD's press release.

BYD celebrates production milestone of 6 millionth new energy vehicle

BYD celebrated the production of its 6 millionth new energy vehicle (NEV), a BAO 5 off-road SUV under the FANG CHENG BAO brand, at its factory in Zhengzhou city, Henan province on November 24. The company accomplished the transition from the 5 millionth to the 6 millionth vehicle in just over three months.

BYD kicks off delivery of FANG CHENG BAO's first model 'BAO 5'

On November 23, BYD held the delivery ceremony for the first batch of owners of the BAO 5 ("BAO" for "leopard"), the inaugural model under the FANG CHENG BAO brand ("FANG CHENG" for "formula"). Simultaneously, the company announced that the nationwide deliveries of the BAO 5 would officially commence the next day.

BYD ATTO 3 goes on sale in the Philippines

BYD, in collaboration with its local distributor AC Motor (a subsidiary of the Ayala Group responsible for automotive business), officially launched the BYD ATTO 3 in the Philippines in Nov. This marks a significant stride for BYD in the Philippine new energy vehicle (NEV) market, bringing cutting-edge technology and products to the local automotive landscape.

BYD's FinDreams Battery, Huaihai Holding ink agreement for sodium-ion battery project

On November 18, Huaihai Holding Group ("Huaihai Holding") inked a deal with FinDreams Battery, a battery-dediacted subsidiary of BYD, for a groundbreaking sodium-ion battery project, according to a post on Huaihai Holding's WeChat account.

BYD's Yangwang launches e4 Platform-based concept car, supercar-dedicated platform

The Auto Guangzhou 2023, which kicked off on November 17th, witnessed the grand launch of Yangwang's supercar-dedicated platform and a concept car based on the e4 Platform, as well as the display of the Yangwang U8 Premium Edition and the Yangwang U9 supercar.

BYD Sea Lion 07 EV makes world debut at Auto Guangzhou 2023

On November 17, the 21st Auto Guangzhou opened its doors, featuring the global premiere of BYD's latest addition to the Ocean family – the "Sea Lion 07 EV," touted as a "brand-new midsize urban smart electric SUV".

BYD's FANG CHENG BAO puts BAO 5 off-road SUV onto market, starting at 289,800 yuan

On November 9, FANG CHENG BAO, the fifth in the row of the BYD brand matrix, officially put its first production model, the BAO 5, onto the market, offered at a price range between 289,800 yuan and 352,800 yuan.

BYD kicks off pre-sale of Song L SUV, starting at 220,000 yuan

On October 31, BYD officially commenced pre-sales for its latest midsize SUV, the Song L, with a price range of 220,000 yuan to 280,000 yuan.

BYD displays five new energy vehicle models at Japan Mobility Show 2023

At the 47th Tokyo Motor Show (now renamed as "Japan Mobility Show"), which kicked off on October 25, BYD showcased five of its new energy vehicle (NEV) models and core technologies, being the first Chinese automaker to participate in this grand exhibition.

BYD displays five new energy vehicle models at Japan Mobility Show 2023

Second BYD Mega Store opened in Brisbane, Australia

On October 19, the second BYD Mega Store officially opened its doors in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. With the inauguration of the Brisbane BYD Mega Store, BYD now boasts a total of 13 stores in Australia.

BYD SEAL all-electric model hits Australian market

On October 17, BYD held a launch event in Australia to put its BYD SEAL all-electric sedan model onto the local market.

BYD launched logistics light-duty truck T5 powered by DM technology

On October 18, BYD launched its first 4.5-tonne city logistics light-duty truck, the T5, power by its Dual Mode (DM) technology. Simultaneously, its smart new energy truck production factory in Huai’an city, Jiangsu province, was also unveiled.

DiDi allies with BYD, Brazilian companies to promote Chinese EV adoption in Brazil

During the "Belt and Road CEO Conference” from October 17 to 18, Didi Chuxing ("DiDi"), in collaboration with BYD's Brazilian subsidiary, Dahruj (a Brazilian car rental company), and IturanMob (a Brazilian fleet management service provider) signed an agreement to promote the international deployment of China-made electric vehicles (EVs) in Brazil.

BYD announces foray into Hungarian passenger vehicle market

On October 17, BYD made a significant announcement as it officially entered the passenger car market in Hungary, with three all-electric car models for the first time showcased in the country - the BYD ATTO 3 (Yuan PLUS), the DOLPHIN, and the SEAL.

Tashkent Municipality to procure 2,000 BYD electric buses

BYD inked a framework agreement with the Tashkent Municipality in early Oct., the government of Uzbekistan's capital, according to a press release BYD issued this week. Under this agreement, the Tashkent Municipality is set to procure 2,000 electric buses from BYD (the BYD K9UD eBus), marking a pivotal step towards the electrification of local public transportation.

BYD inks investment agreement with Uzbekistan's MIIT

On September 26, BYD signed an investment agreement with the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade ("MIIT") of the Republic of Uzbekistan, according to BYD's press release. The Uzbekistan authority pledged to provide policy support for BYD and UZAVTOSANOAT JSC ("UzAuto")'s joint venture (namely, BYD Uzbekistan Factory), encompassing the production of both complete vehicles and components.

BYD introduces two new editions of DOLPHIN BEV in Brazil

In Oct., BYD announced it had broadened its DOLPHIN lineup in Brazil with two new additions introduced: the BYD DOLPHIN PLUS and the BYD DOLPHIN DIAMOND. This move serves to enhance the array of electric mobility choices available to Brazilian consumers.

Five BYD's new energy passenger vehicle models debut in Turkey

On September 29, BYD hosted a brand launch event in Istanbul, Turkey, where it unveiled five new energy vehicle (NEV) models: the BYD ATTO 3 (known domestically as the Yuan PLUS), the Han, the Tang, the Seal, and the Dolphin.

BYD Yangwang's first direct-sale store opens for business in Shanghai

On September 28, BYD's premium brand, Yangwang, inaugurated its first direct-sale store in China, which is located at the iconic skyline of Shanghai, the Bund. 

BYD Electronics inks agreement to acquire Jabil Inc.'s electronics manufacturing business

BYD Company Limited ("BYD") announced that its non-wholly owned subsidiary, BYD Electronic (International) Company Limited ("BYD Electronics"), signed a formal share acquisition agreement on September 26 with Jabil Circuit (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Jabil Inc.

BYD's 500,000th DOLPHIN hatchback rolls off line

On September 22, BYD, the Chinese prominent new energy vehicle (NEV) maker, marked a significant milestone by commemorating the production of its 500,000th BYD DOLPHIN.

BYD's Yangwang U8 Premium Edition goes on sale, priced at 1.098 million yuan

On September 20, 2023, the highly anticipated BYD Yangwang U8 off-road SUV's Premium Edition officially hit the market with an official guidance price of 1.098 million yuan.

BYD opens super experience store in Sydney

On September 14, 2023, the opening of the BYD Super Experience Store took place in the Alexandria of Sydney, Australia.

500,000th BYD Yuan PLUS rolls off line

On September 15, BYD saw the 500,000th unit of its popular compact SUV model, the BYD Yuan PLUS, roll off the assembly line at the manufacturing base in Hefei city. As BYD's inaugural globally oriented passenger vehicle, the Yuan PLUS achieved the impressive production milestone in just 19 months after its market debut. Currently, the model has made its mark in 55 countries worldwide (named “ATTO 3” in overseas market).

BYD SEAL hits Columbian market

BYD put the BYD SEAL all-electric sedan onto the Columbian market in Sept., marking the introduction of BYD’s second Ocean series model into the country.

BYD launches BYD SEAL all-electric sedan in Brazil

On August 30, 2023, BYD made a significant mark in Latin America as it officially introduced its all-electric sports sedan, the BYD SEAL, in São Paulo, Brazil. With a price tag of 296,800 Brazilian Reais (approximately 437,000 yuan), this launch signifies BYD SEAL's debut in the Latin American market.

BYD Seal DM-i hits market, starting at 166,800 yuan

On September 6, the BYD Seal DM-i sedan officially hit the market with an attractive price range of 166,800 yuan to 236,800 yuan, introducing a total of six trim levels.

BYD Seal hits European market at IAA MOBILITY 2023

On Sept. 4, BYD made a dazzling entrance at the IAA MOBILITY 2023 in Munich, showcasing an array of its six new energy vehicle (NEV) models. Among the stars of the show were the BYD Seal, the Song PLUS EV Champion Edition, and the overseas-named BYD ATTO 3 (Yuan PLUS), along with the BYD Dolphin, the Han, and the DENZA D9.

BYD's first showroom in Tokyo to open for business on Aug. 26

BYD, a global frontrunner in the realm of new energy vehicles, has revealed its pioneering stride with the introduction of "BYD AUTO Ikebukuro," its inaugural showroom in Tokyo, Japan. As anticipation builds, the showroom is poised to welcome its first visitors on August 26, 2023.

BYD introduces FANGCHENGBAO BAO 5 off-road SUV, DMO super hybrid platform

On August 16, BYD introduced its professional personalized sub-brand, FANGCHENGBAO, along with the innovative Dual Mode Off-road (DMO) Super Hybrid Platform.

BYD hits 5-million-unit production milestone for new energy vehicles

On August 9, BYD celebrated a momentous achievement as its 5 millionth NEV rolled off the assembly line, making it the first automaker in the world to hit the milestone. This accomplishment not only underscores BYD's progress but also stands as a testament to the upward trajectory of Chinese auto brands.

BYD TANG EV hits Costa Rican market

BYD saw its flagship all-electric SUV, the TANG EV, officially go on sale in Costa Rica on Aug. 3, according to a post on BYD's WeChat account focusing on its overseas moves.

BYD partners with Stingray to co-develop in-car Karaoke products

On August 7, 2023, BYD announced a strategic partnership with Stingray, the industry-leading music media technology company. Commencing from 2023, BYD plans to integrate Stingray's interactive in-car KTV (Karaoke TV) product into selected new energy vehicles, with a global launch spanning multiple markets, promising users a more immersive and entertaining in-car experience.

BYD-backed DENZA puts DENZA N8 onto market

On August 5, DENZA, the premium auto brand majority-owned by BYD, officially launched its second model in the N series, the DENZA N8. The new model comes with two trim levels: the 4WD Super Hybrid Flagship with six seats priced at 326,800 yuan and the seven-seater variant priced at 319,800 yuan.

BYD introduces DOLPHIN BEV into Malaysian market

On July 27, 2023, BYD, in partnership with Sime Darby Motors, put its DOLPHIN all-electric model onto the Malaysian market. This marks BYD's introduction of the second pure electric vehicle model in Malaysia, following the BYD ATTO 3.

BYD-backed DENZA starts nationwide deliveries of DENZA N7 SUV

On July 30, the nationwide user deliveries for the DENZA N7 SUV commenced in Shenzhen, with plans for subsequent scale deliveries in various cities across China, including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai, Jinhua, Hangzhou, Hefei, and Wuhan.

FORVIA, BYD step up cooperation to build new seat assembly factory in Thailand

FORVIA, the world's 7th-largest automotive technology supplier, cemented its partnership with BYD as they will jointly establish a new state-of-the-art seat assembly factory in Rayong Province, Thailand, FORVIA announced in late July.

First mass-produced BYD Seal DM-i sedans roll off line

On July 19, the first batch of the mass-produced BYD Seal DM-i sedans officially rolled off the assembly line at BYD's Zhengzhou plant. This marks the debut of the first new model since BYD established its presence in Zhengzhou city.

BYD displays TANG EV in Ecuador

In Aug., BYD's full electric SUV, the BYD TANG EV, made its debut at the Guayaquil Autoshow in Ecuador.

BYD introduces three full-electric models to Moroccan market

On July 13, BYD held a brand launch event in Morocco, officially introducing three of its all-electric models, the Han EV, Tang EV, and Yuan PLUS (known as BYD ATTO 3 overseas), to the Moroccan market, according to a post on BYD's WeChat account.

BYD changes name of 'Destroyer 07' to 'Seal DM-i'

BYD announced in mid-July the first B+ segment sedan model of its Ocean network has been officially named the Seal DM-i, which made its debut at the Auto Shanghai 2023 under the name “Destroyer 07”.

BYD ATTO 3 makes debut in Brunei

On July 8, BYD, in collaboration with local partner Maju Motors, successfully held the BYD Brunei Brand Launch and the unveiling ceremony of the BYD ATTO 3 in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. This marks BYD's entry into the Brunei market with its passenger vehicles and the official launch of the highly anticipated global model, the BYD ATTO 3, in the local market.

BYD launches logo of personalized brand Fangchengbao

On July 14, BYD's specialized and personalized brand, Fangchengbao (translated to “Formula Leopard”), unveiled its brand logo.

BYD, MeetKai co-launch virtual dealership for customers in Americas

On July 11, BYD and MeetKai, an AI and metaverse company, jointly launched "BYD World," a virtual dealership providing online immersive brand and product interactive experiences for customers in the Americas, marking a significant step forward in BYD's commitment to innovating in automotive retail experience.

BYD completes construction of new energy vehicle parts industrial park in Xi'an city

In early July, a ceremony was held in Xi'an Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone to celebrate the completion of 69 projects, including the BYD New Energy Vehicle Parts Industrial Park project, according to a post on the "Xi'an High-tech", the official WeChat account operated by local authority.

BYD, GS Global co-deliver first T4K electric truck to user in South Korea

On July 7, BYD, in collaboration with GS Global, the overseas trading arm of South Korea's GS Group, officially delivered its electric 1-ton-class truck T4K to its first customer in South Korea, marking the entry into the formal delivery phase.

BYD puts DOLPHIN's extended range version onto Thai market

On July 6, BYD, in collaboration with its local partner RêVER Automotive, held a launch event in Bangkok, Thailand, for the BYD DOLPHIN extended range variant and announced the retail price of the model’s standard range version.

BYD, DiDi-backed 99 to co-promote BEV applications for ride-hailing service in Brazil

On July 5th, local time, BYD Brazil (referred to as "BYD") and 99, a Brazil-based ride-hailing platform under DiDi, announced their partnership. As part of the collaboration, 300 units of BYD's pure electric vehicle, the D1, will be provided to drivers registered on the 99 platform through a leasing arrangement. Together, they aim to bring modern, sustainable, and zero-emission mobility options to the local users.

BYD launches DOLPHIN BEV model in Singapore

On July 3, BYD, in collaboration with local authorized dealer Vantage Automotive in Singapore, held a media launch event for the BYD DOLPHIN, marking the official release of its first pure electric vehicle built on "ocean aesthetics" in Singapore.

BYD to build large-sized complex in Brazil for production of chassis, NEVs

In a historic move within the Brazilian automotive industry, BYD announced on July 4 its plans to establish operations at three factories in the Camaçari complex, located 50 kilometers from Salvador, Bahia. This venture comes with an investment exceeding R$3 billion.

BYD announces name of first model under 'Fangchengbao' brand

On July 4, following the official announcement that BYD's specialized and personalized sub-brand has been officially named "Fangchengbao", the company once again claimed that the brand's first mass-produced model would be named "Bao 5" (Leopard 5).

BYD's DENZA N7 officially hits global market

On July 3, BYD globally launched the N7 from its DENZA brand. According to the official information, the DENZA N7 is 4,860mm long, 1,935mm wide and 1,602mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,940mm.

BYD puts DOLPHIN all-electric model onto Brazilian market, priced at R$149,800

BYD made a splash in the Brazilian market on June 28 with the launch of the BYD DOLPHIN, its first pure electric model with the Ocean Aesthetics design. Following the launch, the BYD DOLPHIN saw robust sales in the local market, with 300 units sold as of June 29. The EV model was sold at an impressive rate of two units every five minutes on the launch day.

BYD, ATL Automotive join hands to promote new energy passenger vehicles in Caribbean region

BYD and ATL Automotive have officially announced their collaboration to drive the advancement of electric transportation in the Caribbean region. The partnership was revealed in Kingston, Jamaica, on June 26, according to a post on BYD’s WeChat account.

BYD expands sales network in Mexico with opening of BYD Perisur dealership

In late June, BYD celebrated the grand opening of its fifth dealership in Mexico, BYD Perisur, further strengthening its sales network in the country. In addition, BYD's flagship showroom will also open in Liverpool, the largest chain department store in the region, allowing consumers to experience the latest in BYD's new energy vehicle technology and products, according to Brian Luo, PR Director of Public Affairs Dept. and Global Media and Branding Dept. in BYD.

BYD launches DOLPHIN BEV model in Australian market, starting at AUD$38,890

BYD, in partnership with its Australian collaborator EV Direct, introduced the BYD DOLPHIN during a launch event at Sea World in Gold Coast on June 22.

BYD launches ATTO 3 BEV model in UAE market

On June 21, BYD announced a highly anticipated launch of its electric vehicle, the BYD ATTO 3, in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) market, in partnership with Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company.

BYD puts Champion Edition of both Song PLUS EV, DM-i onto market

On June 19th, the BYD Ocean family's new product, the Song PLUS Champion Edition, was officially put onto the market.

With the launch of the Song PLUS Champion Edition, BYD continues to expand its offerings in the electric and hybrid vehicle market, delivering a combination of stylish design, advanced technology, and diverse powertrain options to cater to different customer preferences.

BYD breaks ground on global R&D center, energy storage industrial park in Shenzhen city

On June 15th, the groundbreaking ceremony for BYD's global R&D center and energy storage industrial park project was held in Longgang District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, according to news posted on website of Shenzhen Municipal Government.

BYD launches new brand FANG CHENG BAO dedicated to professional, personalized identities

On June 9, BYD unveiled its new sub-brand, FANG CHENG BAO. As the fifth addition to BYD's diversified brand portfolio, FANG CHENG BAO aims to cater to the increasingly personalized demands of consumers with a range of unique, professional-grade electric vehicle models.

BYD Yuan Pro officially hits market, starting at 95,800 yuan

On May 31, the 2023 BYD Yuan Pro facelift officially went on sale in the Chinese market, featuring three different trims with prices ranging from 95,800 yuan to 113,800 yuan. The new lineup introduces a vibrant pink exterior color and brings upgrades in terms of details and configurations, enhancing the overall appeal of the Yuan Pro SUV.

BYD unveils 12-meter-long eBus co-manufactured with Spain's Castrosua

BYD and Castrosua, a renowned bus bodybuilding specialist, unveiled their first jointly produced eBus during an official presentation ceremony held in Spain on May 29.

BYD's Song Pro DM-i Champion edition hits market with prices starting at 135,800 yuan

On May 25, the BYD Song Pro DM-i Champion edition officially hit the market. Priced between 135,800 and 159,800 yuan, this new model offers customers four trim levels to suit their preferences.

BYD's first brand experience center opens for business in Wuhan city

On May 20th, BYD's first brand experience center officially opened at the Wuhan International Conference & Exhibition Center, according to a post on BYD's WeChat account.

BYD puts two upgraded versions of BYD HAN's DM series onto market

On May 18, BYD's hotter-selling B-segment sedan of its Dynasty series, the BYD HAN, had two refreshed versions, namely, the HAN DM-i Champion and the HAN DM-p Zhanshen (“God of War”) put onto the market.

BYD, Weichai Power plan to co-build power battery R&D, manufacturing base

On May 12, BYD and Weichai Power, a Chinese leading combustion engine developer and manufacturer, signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Shenzhen, according to a post on Weichai's WeChat account.

BYD showcases five NEV models at Automobile Barcelona 2023

BYD is showcasing five of its NEV models (the Han, the Tang, the ATTO 3, the Dolphin, and the Seal) at the Automobile Barcelona 2023, which will run from May 11 to May 21.

BYD Seal Champion edition hits market, starting at 189,800 yuan

On May 10, the BYD Seal all-electric fastback sedan’s Champion edition officially hit the market with its five trim levels priced between 189,800 yuan and 279,800 yuan.

CBIRC approves BYD's acquisition of 100% stake in insurance company 1 AN .COM

On May 9th, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission ("CBIRC") released on its official website a reply regarding the change of shareholders of 1 AN .COM, a Chinese property insurance company.

The reply indicated that BYD Auto Industry Co., Ltd. has been approved to acquire 1 billion shares of 1 AN .COM, representing 100% of the company's equity interests. It means that BYD's acquisition of the insurance company has been officially approved by the CBIRC.

BYD forges strategic partnership with Ecuadorian dealership group Andor

On May 3, Chinese leading new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer BYD announced its strategic cooperation with Andor Corporation ("Andor"), a car dealership group in Ecuador, to jointly provide sales and aftersales services of BYD-branded models in the country.

BYD Seagull hits market, starting at 73,800 yuan

The BYD Seagull, a new entry-level all-electric model of BYD's Ocean series, officially hit the market on Apr. 26. Coming with three trim levels, it features a price range of 73,800 yuan to 89,800 yuan.

BYD's Yangwang brand kicks off presale of U8 model

BYD's high-end sub-brand, Yangwang, put its U8 and U9 models and the Yangwang architecture on display at the Auto Shanghai 2023. Presale of the U8 kicked off at the same time.

BYD Destroyer 07 makes debut at Auto Shanghai 2023

On April 18, BYD's Destroyer 07 made its official debut at the Auto Shanghai 2023. The new model is the first B+ segment plugin hybrid electric vehicle model under BYD's Ocean product series.   

BYD unveils DiSus Intelligent Body Control System

On April 10, BYD unveiled the BYD DiSus Intelligent Body Control System, a full-stack self-developed system dedicated to NEVs.

BYD releases exterior images of BYD Sealgull BEV

BYD recently released a set of design renderings of a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) model from its Ocean series, dubbed BYD Seagull, which mainly targets young consumers.

BYD debuts Ocean Series models in Costa Rica

In late March, BYD and its Costa Rican distributor Cori Motors introduced two models from BYD’s Ocean Series, namely, the BYD Dolphin and the BYD Seal, along with four other models at the EXPOMOVIL 2023 in Costa Rica, according to a post on BYD’s WeChat account.

BYD launches standard-range Dolphin BEV in Thailand

On Mar. 21, BYD introduced the Dolphin battery electric vehicle (BEV) model’s standard range version to consumers in Thailand, according to a post on BYD's WeChat.

The move took place at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show, which focuses on promoting new energy vehicles (NEVs) and raising environmental awareness among Thai residents.

BYD-backed DENZA, DEVIALET jointly introduce DENZA N7 SUV

DENZA, the premium auto brand majority-owned by BYD, on March 22 launched its N7 SUV in the partnership with DEVIALET. The model is the world's first production model to use the French audio technology company's acoustic system.

BYD, AICC ink agreement for autonomous driving operating system volume production

In late March, automotive Intelligence and Control of China inked a mass production-oriented cooperation agreement with BYD to jointly develop intelligent driving products.

BYD's new energy passenger vehicle models make debut in Uzbekistan

On Mar. 16, BYD held an event to introduce the BYD brand and three new energy vehicle (NEV) models to customers in Uzbekistan, according to a press release from BYD.

The models making its debut on spot consisted of one battery electric vehicle (BEV) model (the BYD Han EV) and two plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models (the BYD Song PLUS DM-i and the BYD Chazor DM-i).

BYD teams up with Al-Futtaim to launch NEVs in UAE

On Mar. 15, BYD Auto Industry Company Limited announced its partnership with Al-Futtaim, a leading distributor in the United Arab Emirates, to lay a solid foundation for the development of green travel in the country.

BYD signs MoU with UK-based Octopus Electric Vehicles

On Mar. 10, BYD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Octopus Electric Vehicles Ltd., who intends to purchase 5,000 new energy vehicles from BYD for UK customers over the next three years. The initial order will include the BYD ATTO 3, an all-electric C-Segment SUV that recently became available for sales in the UK.

BYD launches all-electric passenger vehicle models in Jordan

On Mar. 9, BYD Auto Industry Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as "BYD") and the automobile dealer Mobility Solutions Auto Trade Company jointly held a press conference for the launch of BYD’s passenger vehicle products in Jordan.

BYD breaks ground on passenger vehicle manufacturing base in Thailand

On Mar. 10, BYD celebrated the groundbreaking for its passenger vehicle (PV) production plant in Thailand, which is the Chinese automaker’s first overseas PV manufacturing base, according to a press release from BYD.

BYD ATTO 3 BEV starts at £36,490 in UK

The full-electric BYD ATTO 3 is now available to order in the UK with customer deliveries to start from Mar. 15, 2023, BYD announced on March 8 via a WeChat account dedicated to its global news.

BYD's FinDreams Technology launches RF1-platform-based mmWave radar

BYD-backed FinDreams Technology successfully launched its new-generation RF1-platform-based forward-looking millimeter-wave radar at the global headquarters of BYD on March 3.

BYD breaks ground on NEV core parts industrial park in Changzhou city

On Feb. 18, BYD broke ground on its new energy vehicle (NEV)-related core parts industrial park in Changzhou city, Jiangsu province, indicating the automaker's enhanced deployment in the vertical supply chain for its NEV production, according to a post on the WeChat account “Changzhou Fabu”.

BYD teams up with Santander Bank for expansion into Mexican passenger vehicle market

In mid-Feb., BYD formed a strategic partnership with Santander Bank (“Santander”), a multinational banking group, laying the cornerstone for BYD's expansion into the Mexican passenger vehicle market, according to a post on BYD’s WeChat account.

BYD breaks ground on NEV component industrial base in Baoji city

On Feb. 6, BYD broke ground on its new energy vehicle (NEV) auto parts industrial base in Fufeng county, Baoji city, Shaanxi province, according to baojinews.com, a local news agency of Baoji city.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i 'Champion' version hits market

The all-new Champion version of the BYD Qin PLUS DM-i officially hit the market on Fe. 10, with a price range of 99,800 yuan-145,800 yuan. The Champion trim adopts the similar design to the original Qin PLUS DM-i but with newly added exterior colors, interior colors, and other improved functions onboard.

BYD ATTO 3 priced at 4.4 million yen in Japan

On Fed. 2, BYD began selling the ATTO 3 all-electric SUV (named the Yuan PLUS in China) in Japan, according to a post on BYD’s WeChat account for overseas news. At the same time, BYD also saw its sales store in Yokohama open for business.

BYD ships 500 ATTO 3s to Malaysia

BYD announced in mid-Jan. that a ship loaded with 500 BYD ATTO 3s had departed from Shanghai Port for Malaysia.

BYD launches premium auto brand 'Yangwang' with two production models unveiled

On Jan. 5, 2023, BYD's high-end auto sub-brand, Yangwang, was officially launched with its core driving technology, dubbed e4 ("Yisifang" in Chinese pinyin), introduced at the same time.


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