BYD Seal will enter Malaysian market on Jan 19, price may start at 39,000 USD

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On January 9, BYD Malaysia released a launch notice of the BYD Seal pure electric sedan in Malaysia. Local car dealers confirmed that the launch date will be January 19 and is expected to start from 180,000 Malaysian Ringgit (~39,000 USD).

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At the same time, several local BYD dealers also shared that they have already sent invitations to customers to see the car on January 19th. Earlier in October 2023, BYD launched the Seal in Thailand.

The BYD Seal sits on e-Platform 3.0 and has a dynamic fastback shape, also known as the “Model 3 killer” in China.

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Positioned as a four-door sedan, the BYD Seal is larger than the Tesla Model 3, with a body size of 4800/1875/1460 mm and a wheelbase of 2920 mm. Its drag coefficient is as low as 0.219cd.

In China, the BYD Seal is divided into standard range, long range, and four-wheel drive. It is expected that the Malaysian version will also be divided into three types, with the main difference lies in the capacity and performance of the battery pack.

RWD Standard Range

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  • 150 kW/310 Nm permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • 61.4 kWh Blade battery pack
  • 550 km cruising range (CLTC)
  • 7.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h

RWD Long Range

  • 230 kW/360 Nm permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • 82.56 kWh Blade battery pack
  • 700 km cruising range (CLTC)
  • 5.9 seconds to accelerate form 0 – 100 km/h

AWD Four-wheel drive

  • 390 kW/670 Nm front + rear permanent magnet synchronous motors
  • 82.56 kWh Blade battery pack
  • 650 km cruising range (CLTC)
  • 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h

Under fast charging, the battery can be replenished from 30% to 80% in 30 minutes.

Coming to the interior, it is minimalist with right hand drive. There is a 10.25-inch full LCD instrument panel, a 15.6-inch rotatable central control screen, and a W-HUD (head-up display). The vehicle operating system comes from BYD’s DiLink 5.0 system along with the DiPilot advanced driving assistance system.

In addition, the panoramic sunroof called the light-sensing canopy can automatically adjust the degree of the shade according to the light amount.

We’ll watch for more info closer to the launch date, stay tuned!

Source: BYD dealers, BYD Malaysia

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