Following a teaser and a preview final December, the BYD Seal might be open for pre-booking on January 19, which is that this Friday, as posted to the BYD Vehicles Malaysia Instagram web page. That is after its first exhibiting in Malaysia on the BYD model launch in December 2022, and we’ve additionally had wheel time in an instance in China; take a look at our assessment right here.
The four-door coupé-styled sedan from BYD is anticipated to return to the Malaysian market in three variants, which suggests a line-up just like these in close by markets similar to Singapore, Thailand and Australia, the place there’s a Dynamic Normal Vary rear-wheel drive with a single 204 PS/310 Nm rear motor, paired with a 61.4 kWh Blade lithium-iron phospate (LFP) battery yielding 460 km of vary (WLTP).
Second of the anticipated line-up is the Premium Prolonged Vary, which can be of a single motor RWD driveline albeit with 313 PS and 360 Nm, and a bigger 82.5 kWh LFP battery that brings as much as 570 km of vary.
Topping the vary is the Efficiency AWD, with all-wheel-drive coming courtesy of a 215 PS/310 Nm front-axle motor becoming a member of the 313 PS/360 Nm rear motor for a mixed output of 530 PS and 670 Nm. Paired with the identical 82.5 kWh LFP battery as on the Premium Prolonged Vary, its larger efficiency offsets vary, which is as much as 520 km (WLTP) on the Efficiency AWD.
For charging, the Seal in its base type helps as much as 7 kW AC charging through a Sort 2 connection, which is able to take 8.6 hours for a full, 0-100% cost, whereas DC charging through CCS2 connection goes as much as 110 kW. The Premium Prolonged Vary and Efficiency AWD, with their bigger batteries, take 15.2 hours to get the complete 0-100% cost through 7 kW AC (Sort 2 connection), although their DC charging will get uprated to 150 kW, taking simply 37 minutes for a 10-80% state of cost.
For pricing, the definitive figures have but to be revealed, although gross sales advisors on the December preview occasion have indicated that pricing for the Seal will begin from RM180k for the bottom Dynamic, stepping as much as round RM200k for the Premium Prolonged Vary, after which the Efficiency AWD at round RM220k.
Which wouldn’t it be for you? The BYD Seal, or the not too long ago launched Tesla Mannequin 3 Highland facelift for comparable pricing?
GALLERY: BYD Seal previewed in Malaysia
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