BYD Seal EV launching in Malaysia Feb 23 – 3 variants

BYD Seal EV launching in Malaysia Feb 23 – 3 variants

BYD Malaysia has revealed the launch dates for the BYD Seal, which will be unveiled on February 23 at The Exchange, TRX. The much-anticipated EV will be at the swanky new mall’s Raintree Plaza (Balenciaga, Prada entrance) till February 25, and the event will be from 10am to 8pm daily.

The event appears to be open to the public, but you’ll need to register for an invite here. “Unveil the future and Seal your deal. Join us for the official launch of the new BYD Seal. Register your slot today,” the social media post reads.

After much teasing, the Seal was open for pre-booking on January 19. 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 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).

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).

BYD Seal EV launching in Malaysia Feb 23 – 3 variants

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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.

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? Head to the Seal booking page here and RSVP for the launch event 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

  • He Long Must on Feb 08, 2024 at 8:34 pm

    What are the 3 variants? Male seal, female seal & baby seal? Or old seal, young seal & fat seal?

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    • smurf on Feb 10, 2024 at 3:58 pm

      Spend time to read the article you would’ve known instead writing useless comment.

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  • Pro-Palestine on Feb 09, 2024 at 9:08 am

    Wah finally Tesla dan supercar beater dah sampai tanahair kesayangan kita. Tak sabar nak tgk review keta ni oleh local car reviewers especially YS Khong (ex rally driver) yang betul betul akan lasakkan keta ni dan bagi review paling teliti.

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  • seitha on Feb 09, 2024 at 11:46 am

    https://paultan.org/2024/02/08/paris-votes-to-triple-parking-fees-for-suvs-heavy-vehicles/..

    UK, Paris and soon in Malaysia!!

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  • Raist on Feb 09, 2024 at 12:47 pm

    Huh? Even the mid range and premium only support 7kw ac charging? 15hrs for full charge gg la

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  • ROTI CANAI on Feb 10, 2024 at 10:30 am

    ac charging is a joke

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  • I like the tech, instant torque. Dislike the mileage worry of long journey, long charging time, lack of charging stations, safety concern during charging. Wish to buy but dare not to buy.

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