BYD Seal now in Malaysia: Check out the EV via images

BYD Seal now in Malaysia: Check out the EV via images

Finally, after a long wait, BYD Malaysia has launched the all-new Seal EV in the country. The electric car was first showcased in the local market at the end of 2022 and then it was teased again late last year.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the BYD Seal cost in Malaysia?

    BYD Seal’s price in Malaysia ranges from RM179,800 to RM199,800.
  • What powers the BYD Seal EV?

    The entry-spec Premium variant is powered by a single-rear-wheel drive electric motor capable of making 312 PS of maximum power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The Performance AWD variant, on the other hand, is powered by a dual-drive electric motor capable of making 530 PS of maximum power and 670 Nm of peak torque.
  • In how many variants is the Seal offered?

    In Malaysia, BYD offers the Seal EV in two variant options namely Premium and Performance.
  • However as of today, the official distributor of BYD cars in Malaysia, Sime Darby Beyond Auto has launched the Seal at the TRX Exchange.

    BYD SEAL

    The car has been launched in two variants in the local market and not three as was speculated earlier. This makes Malaysia different from Singapore, Australia, and Thailand, where the EV is offered in three trim options - base Dynamic, mid-range Premium, and top-level Performance. The distributor has omitted the entry-level Dynamic variant for Malaysia, but that doesn’t disappoint us as we are still getting the best of features.

    In this article, we are discussing all about the BYD Seal and what it has to offer, but all of it through images. Thus making the whole learning process all the more interesting.

    Let’s get started with knowing the all-new BYD Seal EV -

    Impressive dimensions

    BYD SEAL

    The Seal EV measures 4,800 mm in length, 1,875 mm in width, and 1,460 mm in height. The car’s wheelbase stretches to 2,900 mm which is good enough to offer a spacious cabin. The table below shows the dimensions in detail -

    Length

    4,800 mm

    Width

    1,875 mm

    Height

    1,460 mm

    Wheelbase

    2,920 mm

    Ground Clearance

    145 mm

    Turning Radius

    5.7 m

    Seating Capacity

    Wheels

    19-inch alloy 

    LED Lighting setup

    The front and rear profiles are decorated with some stunning lighting units which are inspired by  the dynamic motion of dolphins breaching out of the ocean. Also, the continuous LED headlight running across the center grille and the dynamic taillight design incorporate a sense of avant-garde style and technology. The headlight features a twin U-shaped light cluster layout which is cleverly staged and offers a stunning stereo effect.

    BYD SEAL

    Part of its lighting setup also includes -

    • Follow me home headlight
    • LED DRL
    • Rear fog light
    • Sequential rear indicator
    • LED center high mount stop light
    • RGB dynamic mood lights with rhythm function
    • LED front reading light
    • LED rear-side reading light
    • Luggage compartment light

    Panoramic sunroof

    BYD SEAL

    The BYD Seal benefits from a full-sized panoramic glass roof that spans across the entire cabin. It offers unparalleled ultra-wide-angle visibility and allows light to flood into the spacious cabin.

    Impressive storage space

    BYD SEAL

    BYD Seal’s boot can accommodate up to four standard 20-inch luggage compartments. The car’s 345-liters boot expands to 1,310-litres (with folded flat seats) thanks to the split 60:40 seats.

    World’s safest batteries

    BYD SEAL

    The Seal benefits from the in-house developed CTB technology that incorporates the Blade Battery into the car’s body for a robust ‘sandwich’ construction. The setup helps the EV achieve torsional rigidity of 40,500 Nm compared to luxury cars. Overall, the Blade Battery is a structural component and not just an energy source.

    Function meets form

    The 4-door electric coupe combines sporty elegance with advanced technology & practical features. The car offers out of the ordinary driving experience thanks to its sleek design and innovative advancements. The EV combines substance and style which offers a practical and exhilarating ride that redefines driving expectations.

    BYD SEAL

    Some impressive features on the outside include -

    • Electronic hidden door handles
    • Rear windscreen mount antenna
    • One-touch open/close tailgate
    • Electrically heated and adjustable exterior mirror
    • Electrically retractable exterior mirror
    • Door mirror auto-tilt
    • Door mirror position memory
    • Auto windows with anti-trap
    • Soundproof double glazed glass-windshield & front door
    • Rear windscreen with electric heating & defrosting

    iF Design Award-winner

    The BYD Seal offers unparalleled marine aesthetics. The car is a distinct blend of sportiness and flair with its X-shaped front fascia emphasizing dynamic sportiness.

    BYD SEAL

    Wave waistline design

    The Seal showcases an impressive and dynamic waistline that reduces wind resistance while fully illustrating the fusion of style and sport. Part of the setup is water drop-shaped side mirrors inspired by the flowing design of the ocean.

    Sustainable vegan leather seat

    The Seal EV comes integrated with sports seats that offer long-distance comfort and strong lateral support during cornering. The seats are made from sustainable vegan leather which is an amazing eco-friendly solution without compromising on style. Also, the seats come with multiple-way adjustment which helps passengers and drivers customize the seat as per individual needs.

    BYD SEAL

    Floating center console

    The EV features a futuristic suspended center console that calls for a modern, dynamic driving environment. The metal trim detail that runs across the entire dashboard along with the minimalist curved surface, the center console look beautiful.

    Ergonomically designed cabin

    The EV features an ergonomically designed interior that offers maximum comfort to the passengers on board. The car comes equipped with features like ventilated seats, electrically adjustable seats, HIFI Dynaudio Premium Sound system, 12 state-of-the-art speakers, crystal gearshift, W-HUD head-up display, 15.6-inch rotating screen, and much more.

    BYD SEAL

     

    Numerous comforting and entertaining features

    The BYD Seal comes loaded with comforting and entertaining gear whose sole aim is to make the journey relaxing and joyful. Part of the setup is -

    • Keyless entry & start
    • NFC card key
    • Wireless phone charger x 2
    • 12V accessory socket
    • PM2.5 filtration system
    • PM2.5 high efficiency filter
    • Negative ion air purifier
    • Automatic dual-zone heat pump air-conditioning
    • Rear central air vents
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Emergency kit
    • FM & DAB radio
    • Apple CarPaly and Android Auto
    • Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming
    • 15.6-inch intelligent rotating touch screen display
    • DYNAUDIO, 12 speakers
    • Voice assistant (English)
    • Satellite navigation
    • Music streaming
    • USB-C & USB-A (front & rear)
    • OTA update
    • 10.25-inch LCD instrument display
    • Genuine leather steering wheel mounted controls (audio, phone, ACC, and multi-function display)
    • Genuine leather-wrapped seats
    • Driver seat 8-way power adjustable
    • Driver seat 4-way lumbar power adjustment
    • Passenger seat 6-way power adjustable
    • Front seats with ventilation and heating function
    • Courtesy seating
    • Front height-adjustable cup holder
    • Automatic anti-dazzle interior rearview mirror
    • Rain-sensing frameless wipers

    Exhilarating power

    The BYD Seal offers a truly exhilarating experience all thanks to its strong e-motor and battery setup. Both the Seal Premium and Seal Performance feature distinct mechanical specs that are discussed below.

    The Seal Premium is powered by a single-motor, real-wheel drive configuration that pumps out a maximum power of 308 hp along with a peak torque of 360 Nm. The trim comes with an 82.5 kWh LFP Blade battery.

    BYD SEAL

    The Seal Performance, on the other hand, features an all-wheel drive setup. It comes with a dual-motor powertrain where the front motor makes 215hp and 310 Nm and the rear unit makes 308 hp and 360 Nm. The total output reads 523 hp and 670 Nm of torque. It gets the same 82.5 kWh battery pack.

    Applauding performance

    The above-mentioned setup allows the EV to achieve applauding performance figures which go as follows -

    Specs/Variants 

    Premium 

    Performance

    0-100 kmph 

    5.9 seconds

    3.8 seconds 

    Range

    650 km 

    580 km

    Intelligent e-Platform

    The Seal EV sits on e-Platform 3.0 which offers a cutting-edge design for all future electric vehicles. The said platform works seamlessly with the Blade Battery and an 8-in-1 High Efficiency Electric Powertrain, resulting in an impressive 89% boost in efficiency. The platform further ensures unmatched efficiency, stability, and safety via its Wide Temperature Range High Efficiency Heat Pump System. Other benefits the platform offers include -

    • Ultra Safe - It passed ‘Mt Everest’ nail test, ensuring top safety
    • Ultra Strength - Withstood a 46-ton truck rolling over it which highlights its durability
    • Ultra-Long Range - Achieved over 1,000 km range capacity with the platform
    • Ultra-Long Lifespan - Supports over 3,000 charge cycles for reliable performance

    BYD SEAL

    Superior handling performance

    The EV features high-end suspension which includes Double Wishbone and Multi-Link along with iTAC (Intelligence Torque Adaptation Control) technology, that helps vehicle dynamic restoration surpass traditional methods. The iTAC very smartly allocates drive torque, thus minimizing skidding and maximizing safety. These systems also elevate handling comfort, ensuring a smooth and secure driving experience.

    Suspension 

    Front:Double Wishbone

    Rear: Multi-Link

    Brake

    Front: Ventilated & Drilled

    Rear: Ventilated

    Frequency Selective Damping (FSD)

    Front & Rear (Performance trim only)

    High-power charging

    BYD SEAL

    BYD Seal offers peak charging power of 150 kW that allows the EV’s battery to go from 30 to 80% in just 18 minutes. The fast charging comes in handy thanks to its high-voltage electric drive boost charging solution. The said system multiplexes motor charging and driving modes and minimizes heat generation for enhanced reliability.

    Advanced driver assistance system

    BYD Seal benefits from the company's Advanced Driver Assistance System which is a sophisticated suite of safety gears all utilizing advanced sensors and intelligent algorithms. All enhance driver awareness and mitigate risks on the road. Some of the ADAS features include -

    • Predictive Collision Warning (Front)
    • Predictive Collision Warning (Side)
    • Adaptive Cruise Control Calibration
    • Adaptive Headlights

    BYD SEAL

    Impressive standard safety kit

    The EV comes packed with an impressive kit of standard safety features that offers complete peace of mind to the owner. Part of the kit is -

    • Front airbags (driver & front passenger)
    • Side airbags (driver & front passenger)
    • Side curtain airbags (front & rear)
    • Far-side airbags (driver)
    • Side airbag (rear)
    • Dual stage pretensioner (front seat belt)
    • Seat belt reminder (front & rear)
    • 360 degree camera
    • Front & rear parking sensor
    • Intelligent power brake system
    • Electronic power brake system
    • Electric power steering
    • Traction control system
    • Electronic brake force distribution
    • Hill hold control
    • Auto-hold
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Automatic emergency braking
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane departure prevention
    • Emergency lane keeping assist
    • Head-up display
    • Child presence detection
    • Driver attention warning
    • High beam assist
    • Door open warning
    • Blind spot detection
    • Rear cross traffic brake
    • Rear cross traffic alert
    • Front cross traffic brake
    • Front cross traffic alert
    • Intelligent speed limit control
    • Intelligent speed limit information
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Predictive collision warning
    • Intelligent cruise control
    • Emergency lane keeping assist

    BYD SEAL

    Impressive, right? BYD Malaysia is offering the Seal EV in two variants locally which are priced as follows -

    • Seal Premium (Extended Range)
      RM179,800; RM180,430 on-the-road without insurance
    • Seal Performance AWD
      RM199,800; RM200,430 on-the-road without insurance

    Also Read: UMW Toyota previews the Alphard Hybrid and Vellfire Hybrid MPVs in Malaysia

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