BYD Seal EV now open for pre-booking in Malaysia – Dynamic, Premium, Performance AWD; RM1,000 fee

BYD Seal EV now open for pre-booking in Malaysia – Dynamic, Premium, Performance AWD; RM1,000 fee

After much teasing, the BYD Seal EV is now open for pre-booking in Malaysia. The online booking form prominently mentions that the RM1,000 booking fee factors into the price of the car, unlike Tesla. We’re getting three variants – Dynamic, Premium and Performance – but prices are yet to be announced.

The Seal electric sedan, or four-door coupe as its BYD Malaysia wants it to be known as, starts off with the Dynamic, which has a single motor driving the rear wheels. With 204 PS (150 kW) and 310 Nm of torque, it gets from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. A 61.4 kWh Blade lithium-iron phospate (LFP) battery offers up to 510 km in the NEDC cycle that our local distributor quotes. In the more realistic WLTP, it’s 460 km.

Sitting in the middle is the Premium, which also has a single-motor rear-wheel drive configuration, but with a higher output and battery capacity. Here, the electric motor dishes out 313 PS (230 kW) and 360 Nm, which is good for 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. With a 82.5 kWh LFP battery, the quoted NEDC range is 650 km (570 km WLTP).

BYD Seal EV now open for pre-booking in Malaysia – Dynamic, Premium, Performance AWD; RM1,000 fee

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The top Seal is the Performance, the only AWD dual-motor variant. Here, a 215 hp/310 Nm front motor combines with the 308 hp/360 Nm rear unit to offer it a total output of 530 PS (390 kW) and 670 Nm, good for 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. It has the same 82.5 kWh battery as the Premium, so some range is sacrificed for the extra performance – 580 km NEDC is quoted (520 km WLTP).

For charging, the Seal in its base Dynamic form supports AC Type 2 charging at up to 7 kW – with 8.6 hours to get the battery from 0-100% – and DC charging (CCS2) at up to 110 kW. Both the Premium and Performance also feature 7 kW AC charging (15.2 hours), but DC charging is uprated to 150 kW, with 37 minutes needed to get the battery from 10% to 80% state of charge.

As for colours, buyers of the entry-level Dynamic get to choose between Cosmos Black and Aurora White, with Atlantis Grey reserved for the top two variants. The Performance gets an exclusive hue in Arctic Blue, which makes up four colour options.

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Once again, three variants of the Seal will be offered – Dynamic, Premium and Performance, the latter with a dual-motor AWD set-up. Battery wise, it’s 61.4 kWh for the Dynamic and 82.5 kWh for the other two. WLTP range is 460 km, 570 km and 520 km, respectively. The booking fee is RM1,000 and that initial sum factors into the price of the car, which is yet to be announced. Word is that the price range will be from around RM180k to RM220k.

Check out the Seal in our full gallery below. So, this or the Tesla Model 3 Highland? GWM Malaysia has also just teased the Ora 07, which has very interesting styling. Head to the Seal booking page here.

GALLERY: BYD Seal booking page, specs

GALLERY: BYD Seal Malaysia preview

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.

 

Comments

  • Another one with so much hoo-ha and accept bookings without announcing the price. Such dodgy practice.

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    • Biasalah trying to get all the suckers first. I like the car, but I don’t like this shady way of determining pricing based on interest too.

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    • President Xi on Jan 19, 2024 at 5:09 pm

      The china way of doing things is shrouded in secrecy meant to scam youuu

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    • Tokmoh on Jan 19, 2024 at 6:31 pm

      BYD tiru p2.. bagi nama binatang Kancil, rusa, adi aweng

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 2
      • Tesla user on Jan 20, 2024 at 5:16 pm

        BYD technology and driving experience far behind Tesla. However, buyer will regret dealing with poor Tesla Malaysia on their delivery process. Zero customer service.

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      • adi aweng ? ha3

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  • FudgeMeSideways on Jan 19, 2024 at 2:11 pm

    Remember boys and girls never pre book.

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  • kckfen on Jan 19, 2024 at 2:29 pm

    Sorry no price no bookinhg

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 3
  • Ben Yap on Jan 19, 2024 at 2:29 pm

    Rm1k refundable or not? afterwards the price is RM300k, people want to cancel.

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  • Muhammad on Jan 19, 2024 at 3:12 pm

    The classic book first.. price later

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  • Muhammad on Jan 19, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    The classic book first.. price later after they see demand

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  • Bobby on Jan 19, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    This is another supercar, faster than Maserati and just need to pay a fraction of the price.

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  • Najib on Jan 19, 2024 at 4:21 pm

    Ok..i booked already

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  • KalauDahMiskin on Jan 19, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    Lebih baik beli Aruz High spec sbb lagi murah dan jimat. Tak payah charge mcm hand phone. Beli mahal2 pon at last tersadai tepi jalan sbb tak ada battery..

    So lebih baik simpan duit beli Aruz atau Alza baru. Minyak pon akan jadi murah lepas register dalam PADU. So mmg sangat

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  • Based on all youtube great reviews for this BYD Seal, I bet this car will sell like hot cake. This is really a sleeper that will TAPAU all super car. Model 3 drag race also kalah to Seal. This is a monster with a tame name

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 4
    • Cepat then menang on Jan 20, 2024 at 5:21 pm

      Another rempit comment. Faster means better. Joker.

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    • bei yan diu on Jan 21, 2024 at 11:34 am

      seal performance vs model 3 long range?

      if want compare drag race compare seal perf vs m3 perf la

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    • monster on Jan 22, 2024 at 9:42 am

      wait till you find out this monster only can do 180km/h on all version the only thing you will be scare is myvi or honda city fly pass you on the highway lol.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jan 19, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    saimdabi, u are not tesla, dont pattern

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  • Tesla on Jan 20, 2024 at 11:08 am

    “Word is that the price range will be from around RM180k to RM220k.”

    This kind of price?!! might as well get a Tesla …more proven tech!

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    • Tesla user on Jan 20, 2024 at 5:20 pm

      Tesla is far greater technology and the design last. However, those who want to buy Tesla must take notw of super poor service from Tesla Malaysian completely insane experience.

      Buyer will also meet The mat salleh tone advisor when u take the car. Wasting of time on the empty briefing. Nothing is good on service.

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    • fur odc on Jan 22, 2024 at 9:08 am

      Yep… Tesla, good tech.
      But Tesla Msia service… terrible.
      They give contact number, but never answer a call for service and info. Only answer for purchase purpose only.

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  • Take my Money on Jan 20, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    Buy with confidence

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    • ThePolygon on Jan 20, 2024 at 9:04 pm

      I think over here, price and manufacturer name speaks the loudest.
      The name already lost to Tesla. They can only play with the price here. If it’s within Tesla’s range, it might not sell well at all.

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  • Cina mari on Jan 20, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    Take a look at the BYD motherland sales figures; Seal hasn’t even reached 10% of the sales of the Model 3.

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  • Dugung X on Jan 20, 2024 at 7:55 pm

    Ok la, for RM220k can go 0-100 3.8 seconds. Enough to cucuk RM600k+ Porsche Taycan. Almost same look too

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  • john doe on Jan 23, 2024 at 9:17 pm

    Once the battery kong say babai to wallet la because have to replace the whole battery because byd like to glue their battery together

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  • john doe on Jan 23, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    once the battery is kong say bye2 wallet because byd like to glue their battery which have to replace the whole battery instead of affected module like another brand

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