The Dolphin is 's fifth model to be launched in Brazil, and the Atto 3 is its first model to be offered in South Africa.

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BYD (OTCMKTS: BYDDY) is continuing to bring more models to more countries.

The Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) maker launched the Dolphin in Brazil on June 28, its fifth model in the country after the Tang EV, Han EV, Yuan Plus EV and Song Plus DM-i.

The Dolphin is BYD's first model based on the e-Platform 3.0 and has a starting price of 149,800 Brazilian reais ($31,020) in Brazil.

As of June 29 local time, 300 BYD Dolphins have been sold in Brazil, the company said today.

BYD launched the Dolphin in China on August 29, 2021, and currently offers three versions in China with starting prices of RMB 116,800 ($16,100), RMB 123,800, and RMB 136,800, respectively.

"BYD is committed to offering more competitive new energy models for the Brazilian consumer. We are confident that BYD Dolphin is an excellent choice and can be the gateway for those who want to own an electric car," said Tyler Li, general manager of BYD Brazil.

In the passenger car segment, BYD has already established 24 offline dealership stores in Brazil and expects that number to reach 100 by the end of this year.

BYD also announced today that it officially entered the South African passenger car market with a brand launch event in the country on June 29.

BYD launched the Atto 3 in South Africa with a starting price of 768,000 South African rand ($40,630).

The Atto 3, known as the BYD Yuan Plus in China, is the NEV maker's first model built for the global market and is already available in several markets, including Japan, Australia and Singapore.

The BYD Yuan Plus has a starting price range of RMB 139,800 to RMB 167,800 in China.

BYD sold 240,220 NEVs in May, including 30,679 units of the Dolphin and 35,815 units of the Yuan family, according to figures released earlier this month.

In May, BYD sold 10,203 NEVs in overseas markets, down 31.19 percent from 14,827 units in April.

($1 = 4.8298 Brazilian reais, $1 = RMB 7.2582, $1 = 18.9032 South African rand)

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