In addition to the Atto 3, Dolphin and Seal, BYD said it will launch a number of competitive NEV models in global markets.
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BYD's (OTCMKTS: BYDDY) first model built for the global market, the Atto 3, has seen good reception in several markets.
The Atto 3 -- called the Yuan Plus in China -- continues to sell well in regions including Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, and Brazil, BYD said at a November 15 investor conference.
BYD made the comment at the conference when asked which are its main sellers in overseas markets, according to a meeting minute released by the company yesterday.
Other BYD models, including the Dolphin and Seal, have also been launched and delivered in overseas markets, and in the future the company will launch a number of competitive new energy vehicle (NEV) models in global markets, BYD said.
BYD launched the Yuan Plus in China on February 19, 2022, the first SUV of its all-electric platform e-Platform 3.0 and its first model built for the global market.
Alongside the launch in China, the model is also available for pre-sale in Australia under the name Atto 3. The Atto naming was inspired by Attosecond, the smallest unit of time scale in the physical realm.
To date, the Atto 3 is available in markets including Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the UK.
BYD sold 301,833 NEVs in October, including 30,521 sold overseas, according to figures it released earlier this month.
In the January-October period, BYD sold 176,041 NEVs overseas.
BYD was also asked in the investor communication what the order numbers were for the Yangwang U8 and Fang Cheng Bao's Bao 5, though the company did not give direct answers.
Since its launch, the Bao 5 has been a hit with consumers, with firm orders for 10,623 units in the first 72 hours, BYD said, repeating earlier information.
The Bao 5, an off-road SUV, was officially launched on November 9, with three versions starting at RMB 289,800 ($40,010), RMB 309,800 and RMB 352,800, respectively.
Fang Cheng Bao will start delivering the two lower-priced versions of the Bao 5 to customers this month, with deliveries of the highest-priced version starting in January 2024, it said last week.
BYD officially launched the Yangwang brand on January 5 and made the U8 officially available in China on September 20, with a starting price of 1.098 million yuan.
The first production cars of the Yangwang U8 have rolled off the production line, and deliveries are expected to begin later this month.
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