BYD Seal arrives in Malaysia – 2 variants, from RM180k

BYD Seal Launch 01

AT long last, the BYD Seal hasbeen officially launched in the Malaysian market. It is the third BYD electric vehicle (EV) to be introduced into the country by Sime Darby Motors, following the Atto 3 and Dolphin.

For our market, the fully electric sedan from the Ocean Series lineup is offered in two variants, namely Premium and Performance, with prices starting at RM179,800 and RM199,800 respectively.

The Premium variant comes with a single electric motor on the rear axle producing 313 PS and 360 Nm, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.

Meanwhile, the Performance variant features a dual-motor configuration generating a total power of 530 PS and 670 Nm. With all-wheel drive (AWD), it only takes 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h.

Additionally, the range-topping variant is equipped with Intelligent Torque Adaption Control (iTAC) and Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) shock absorbers on the front and rear.

Both variants use the same 82.56 kWh LFP Blade battery but the Premium gets a driving range of 650 km while the more powerful Performance has 580 km of range. Both figures are based on the NEDC cycle.

For charging, the Seal comes standard with a 7 kW AC charger taking 15.2 hours for a 0-100% charge. It also supports DC fast charging up to 150 kW, capable of charging from 10% to 80% in 37 minutes.

The list of features between the two variants is somewhat similar. For the exterior, standard features include LED front and rear lights, LED daytime running lights, soundproof double-glazed glass for the windshield and front doors, and 19-inch alloy rims.

Malaysian buyers will be able to choose from four exterior colours – Cosmos White, Aurora White, Atlantis Grey, and Arctic Blue. However, Arctic Blue is exclusive to the Performance variant.

Inside, you will find leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable and four-way lumbar support for the driver’s seat, heating and ventilation for the front seats, dual-zone air conditioning, and a PM2.5 air filtration system in both variants.

The infotainment system includes a 15.6-inch rotating touchscreen, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, two wireless chargers, four USB ports, and a Dynaudio audio system with 12 speakers.

The driver assistance system is the same for both variants, consisting of Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Emergency Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, among others.

The Seal comes with a six-year/150,000 km vehicle warranty, an eight-year/160,000 km battery warranty, and an eight-year/150,000 km drive unit warranty.

To sweeten the deal, the first 800 buyers will receive a free wallbox charger and RM800 worth of Gentari/ChargEV charging credits.

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