BYD has offered some discounts on the Seal, Song Plus, Yuan Plus and Dolphin in the price war in the Chinese auto industry over the past two months. | [eod_live target="BYDDY.US"] | [eod_live target="1211.HK" title="BYD HK"]
A number of BYD's Dynasty series models continue to contribute major sales for the NEV (NEV) maker.
BYD announced its NEV sales for April today and later provided a breakdown of the different models, showing that the Qin family sold 42,202 units during the month.
This is a new record high for single-month sales of the Qin family of models which continues to be the highest-selling BYD model for the month, contributing 20.1 percent of the NEV maker's passenger NEV sales in March.
This represents a 79.43 percent increase from 23,520 units in the same month last year and a 3.31 percent increase from 40,850 units in March. The Qin family was also the top-selling BYD model in March.
On February 10, BYD let a facelift of the plug-in hybrid sedan Qin Plus DM-i go on sale, offering five versions with a starting price range of RMB 99,800 ($14,440) to RMB 145,800.
This is the first time BYD has made a model with its DM-i powertrain start at less than RMB 100,000.
The Yuan family of models sold 39,160 units in April, making it the second highest-selling BYD model for the month. This was up 158.18 percent year-on-year, but down 3.07 percent from March.
Song family models -- the top-selling BYD model in many previous months -- sold 35,836 units in April, up 42.73 percent year-on-year, but down 11.54 percent from March.
The BYD brand includes the Dynasty series and Ocean series, and the Song family is available in both series. The Song in the Dynasty series sold 8,100 units in April, while the Song Plus in the Ocean series sold 27,736 units.
BYD Dolphin sold 30,462 units in April, essentially unchanged from 30,077 units in March and up 153.01 percent from 12,040 units in the same month last year.
BYD's flagship sedan, the Han, sold 14,329 units in April, up 6.77 percent year-on-year and up 5.75 percent from March.
Its flagship SUV Tang sold 11,759 units in April, up 16.07 percent year-on-year but down 3.08 percent from March.
The BYD Frigate 07 sold 10,003 units in April, up 22.74 percent from March. The model went on sale on December 9, 2022.
BYD Seal sold 6,212 units in April, up 3.53 percent from 6,000 units in March. The model went on sale on July 29, 2022.
The BYD Chaser 05 sold 5,380 units in April, up 163.73 percent year-on-year and 37.56 percent from March.
BYD Seagull, which was officially launched at the end of last month, sold 1,500 units in April.
BYD officially launched the mini electric vehicle Seagull on April 26, which has 3 versions with starting prices of RMB 73,800, RMB 78,800, and RMB 89,800 respectively, the lowest-priced BYD model.
Denza, a joint venture with Mercedes-Benz majority owned by BYD, sold 10,526 units in April, up 1.23 percent from March. Denza sales are included in the figures BYD publishes each month.
Denza is currently offering only the Denza D9 MPV, with reservations for the N7 SUV opening on the first day of the Shanghai auto show on April 18.
In the past two months, BYD has offered some discounts for Seal, Song Plus, Yuan Plus and Dolphin in a price war in the Chinese auto industry.
BYD sold 210,295 NEVs in April, up 98.31 percent from 106,042 units in the same month last year and up 1.55 percent from 207,080 units in March, according to data released today.
This includes 209,467 passenger NEVs and 828 commercial NEVs.
($1 = RMB 6.9121)