BYD Seagull interior revealed ahead of April 18 launch

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On April 12, BYD revealed the official pictures of the Seagull interior. It features 5″ and 12.8″ screens, a steering wheel with a flat bottom, a wireless charging pad, two cup holders, and a minimalist interior with several physical buttons.

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Seagull is an entry-level electric hatchback that belongs to BYD’s Ocean series and is built on e-platform 3.0. The EV will have a 55 kW or 75 kW TZ180XSH motor, providing a top speed of 130 km/h and a CLTC range of 305 km and 405 km, respectively. Two versions of Seagull:

  • A 55-kW (75 hp) electric motor with a 30-kWh sodium-ion battery for 305 km of range
  • A 75-kW (102 hp) electric motor with a 38-kWh LFP battery for 405 km range.

The official price range of the Seagull is between 80,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan ($11,600 – $14,600), but the dealer’s marketing material, leaked earlier, suggested the pricing would start at 65,000 yuan ($9,400). BYD denied such information. However current price war in China caused dealers’ prices to be significantly lower than manufacturers’ MSRP, with significant discounts onsite.

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The size of the Seagull is 3780/1715/1540 mm, with a wheelbase of 2500 mm. It is a 4-seater with 5-doors. It is positioned under the BYD Dolphin hatchback, which costs 116,800 – 136,800 yuan ($16,700 – $19,600) in China. Other cars in the Ocean series are the premium Seal sedan and Sea Lion SUV, to be launched in Q2 2023.

Seagull will compete with SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture Wuling Bingo in the Chinese market. Bingo offers slightly bigger dimensions than Seagull, a 50 kW motor, and a 333 km CLTC range for 59,800 yuan ($8,700).

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According to reports, the sodium-ion battery will be mass-produced in Q2 2023, and the first cars to get it will be the BYD Qin, Dolphin, and Seagull. Sodium batteries have been a thing in China recently – Volkswagen’s Chinese joint venture with JAC revealed the Sehol EX10, the first vehicle with a sodium-ion battery, in February 2023. CATL revealed its first sodium-ion battery in 2021 but didn’t announce any car maker who would use it since then.

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The Seagull is recently being spotted all over China on trucks and streets, and it seems BYD is preparing for massive sales and putting big expectations in their entry-level EV.

The Seagull will officially debut at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 18.

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