From January to May, the Qin family models sold 171,534 units and the Song family sold 216,625 units.
BYD today announced its new energy vehicle (NEV) sales for May, and later provided breakdown figures to show which of its models are the most popular.
The Qin family models sold a record 43,757 units in May, making it the highest-selling BYD model for the month. This represents a 110.85 percent year-on-year increase and a 3.68 percent increase from April.
From January to May, the Qin family models sold 171,534 units, up 42.81 percent year-on-year.
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 ($$14,040) to RMB 145,800.
This is the first time BYD has made the starting price of a model with its DM-i powertrain below RMB 100,000.
The Qin family was also the highest-selling BYD model in March and April.
Song family models sold 38,014 units in May, making it the second highest-selling BYD model in May. This represents an 18.83 percent year-on-year increase and a 6.08 percent increase from April.
From January to May, Song family models sold 216,625 units, up 65.60 percent year-on-year.
The BYD brand includes the Dynasty series and the Ocean series. Song family models include the Song Pro and Song Max DM-i in the Dynasty series, and the Song Plus EV and Song Plus DM-i in the Ocean series.
In May, 13,685 units of the Dynasty series Song were sold and 24,329 units of the Ocean series Song Plus were sold.
BYD Yuan family models sold 35,815 units in May, up 168.62 percent year-on-year and down 8.54 percent from April.
From January to May, the Yuan family models sold 172,218 units, up 192.24 percent year-on-year.
The NEV maker launched the 2023 Yuan Pro on May 31 with a starting price of RMB 95,800.
BYD Dolphin sold 30,679 units in May, up 377.12 percent year-on-year and 0.71 percent from April.
From January to May, BYD Dolphin sold 131,708 units, an increase of 173.61 percent year-on-year.
BYD Han family models sold 20,387 units in May, down 14.82 percent year-on-year, but up 42.28 percent from April.
In the January-May period, 72,825 Han family models were sold, an increase of 1.45 percent.
BYD Seagull sold 14,300 units in May. The model was launched on April 26 with a starting price of RMB 73,800, making it the cheapest BYD model.
BYD Seagull sold 1,500 units in April.
BYD Tang sold 11,871 units in May, up 40.50 percent year-on-year and up 0.95 percent from April.
From January to May, the Tang sold 56,682 units, up 18.85 percent year-on-year.
BYD made the 2023 Tang DM-i available on March 16 with a starting price of RMB 209,800.
BYD Chaser 05 sold 10,457 units in May, up 129.42 percent year-on-year and 94.37 percent units from April.
From January to May, 29,684 units of this model were sold.
The BYD Frigate 07 sold 10,005 units in May, flat from the 10,003 units sold in April. From January to May, the model sold 39,630 units.
The BYD Seal sold 8,079 units in May, up 30.05 percent from April. The model sold 34,663 units from January to May.
On May 10, BYD officially launched the revamped version of the Seal with a starting price of RMB 23,000 lower than the previous model on sale.
BYD sold 240,220 NEVs in May, including 239,092 new energy passenger vehicles, and 1,128 new energy commercial vehicles.
Its Dynasty series passenger cars sold 125,515 units in May, and the Ocean series sold 102,572 units.
($1 = RMB 7.1063)