BYD Debuts The Dolphin & Seal In Costa Rica!

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BYD has been the #1 “New Energy Vehicle” (NEV) selling company in Costa Rica for the past three years in a row. BYDs NEVs consist of plugin hybrids and full battery electric vehicles. BYD has already sold over 2,000 NEVs cumulatively in Costa Rica since it launched sales there a few years ago. The BYD Yuan Pro (locally known as the S1 PRO) SUV is the best-selling electric vehicle ever in Costa Rica and recently ranked in 6th place in the sales charts across all drivetrains. In Costa Rica, BYD has partnered with Cori Motors. Cori Motors has 15 years of experience in car distribution and has become the #1 seller of electric vehicles in the market.

BYD is looking to intensify cooperation with local dealers to optimize the local sales and service systems, provide better experiences to Costa Rican users, and help accelerate the transition to sustainable mobility in the region. This is a similar strategy to the one the company has employed in several markets around the world, and this has helped BYD to spread its footprint around the world.

BYD recently showcased the BYD Seal and the Dolphin along with four other models in Costa Rica at EXPOMOVIL 2023. The Seal and the Dolphin are part of BYD’s new Ocean Series. Other BYD models such as the Han EV, Tang EV, and best-sellers like the Yuan Pro and Yuan Plus (also known as the ATTO 3 in some markets) were also on display at the event.

Pedro Dobles, General Manager of Cori Motors, said, “The two Ocean Series models unveiled this time are outstanding in terms of performance and safety, providing local consumers with more diverse choices of EV models.”

Zhang Jin, Sales Manager of BYD for Central America and the Caribbean Region, attended the event and introduced the two Ocean Series models to local consumers. BYD says the debut of its Ocean models (the Seal and the Dolphin) injects new momentum into the Costa Rican electric vehicle market.

Both models feature a design language inspired by ocean aesthetics and take a refreshingly vibrant look. As a five-seater luxury sedan, the BYD Seal is a much-sought-after NEV with its sophisticated and sleek design. As the first model equipped with CTB technology, the BYD Seal has outstanding advantages in terms of aesthetics, safety, handling, and efficiency. The BYD Dolphin, the compact hatchback, features a futuristic design with a unique stance.

Here are the specs of the Seal that is offered in Costa Rica:

  • 56 kWh BLADE Battery (LFP).
  • Semi-autonomous Di-Pilot drive.
  • Range: 650 km (CLTC).
  • Power output: 523 HP.
  • Torque: 590 Nm.
  • Speed ​​from 0–100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
  • 6-way power-adjustable seats (front), 10.25-inch instrument panel.
  • 6-inch touchscreen.
  • Dual wireless charger.
  • Di-Link 3.0 Ecosystem
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
BYD Seal
BYD Seal
BYD Seal
BYD Seal

Here are the Specs of the Dolphin that is offered in Costa Rica:

  • BYD Blade Type Battery.
  • Autonomy 405 km.
  • Power 70 kW.
  • Torque 180Nm
  • Length 4,125 mm.
  • Width 1,770 mm.
  • Height 1,570 mm.
  • Distance Axles 2,700 mm.
  • DI-LINK 3.0 ecosystem
  • 8-inch touch screen.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls.
BYD Dolphin
BYD Dolphin
BYD Blade Battery

It is really great to see that BYD is growing nicely in Costa Rica and is now adding more models in this market. I am particularly interested to see how well the Dolphin does in this market.

Images courtesy of BYD


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Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai has been fascinated with batteries since he was in primary school. As part of his High School Physics class he had to choose an elective course. He picked the renewable energy course and he has been hooked ever since.

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