BYD electric car showroom to open in Sydney

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Chinese-built BYD electric cars will go on sale in Australia next year, according to the local distributor Nexport.


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Nexport – the licenced Australian distributor for Chinese electric car maker BYD – is in the process of opening its first local showroom, in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo.

The site will serve a base for customers to test drive and physically inspect the brand’s line-up, however all sales will still be facilitated online through a non-negotiable ‘agency’ model.

It’s unclear when doors are scheduled to open, and the facility is still a work in progress.



No cars are yet on the floor, and the only visible installations inside are a BYD-standardised furniture set and LED lighting – though it appears more furniture is still to come.

Luke Todd, the CEO of Nexport, told Drive: “[It’s] very exciting. We’ve taken four floors, a showroom, experience centre, and technology education cinema area.

“This is the new heart of electric vehicles for Sydney.”

As previously reported by Drive, BYD sales in Australia have suffered several significant setbacks during the nine months since Nexport first promised to be a “top five manufacturer within two years.”

There is still no timeline for deliveries Down Under, and it’s unclear what vehicles will comprise the local line-up.

Stay tuned to Drive for all the latest BYD updates.



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