Shenzhen-based automaker BYD announced on October 26 that it has opened its first store in Brazil's capital city, co-built with leading domestic auto dealer Saga. Up to now, BYD has established 10 dealerships in Brazil and has obtained franchise rights in 31 of its major cities.
During September, Tesla's Model Y became the top-selling SUV model in Australia and ranked among the top three best-selling vehicles overall in the country. At the same time, the Model Y became the top-selling vehicle in New Zealand.
The BYD Yuan Plus, the first A-class SUV from the Shenzhen-based company's all-electric e-platform 3.0, on February 19 simultaneously entered the Chinese and Australian markets.
DiDi will launch its ride-share service in 20 new Australian locations on August 10.
China's second largest e-commerce company JD.com quietly closed down its office in Melbourne after a little over a year of operation, putting the company's CEO Liu Qiangdong's ambitious expansion plans into the southern hemisphere on hold.