BYD Sea Lion 07 is ready for the market launch in China

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Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) revealed the BYD Sea Lion 07 specs, the latest addition to the Ocean series. It is a mid-size fastback SUV with optional 4WD and cool exterior styling. It is slightly smaller than the recently launched BYD Song L

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BYD Sea Lion 07 styling and size

The styling of the BYD Sea Lion follows the pre-production version that debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show last year. It has a round-ish design with a sloped bonnet line that forms a distinguishing shape of the fastback SUV. The front end of the Sea Lion 07 adopts headlights, similar to the BYD Seal and Seal-U (Song Plus). It has retractable door handles, a ducktail spoiler, and a roof spoiler. 

The exact dimensions of the Sea Lion 07 are 4830/1925/1620 mm with a wheelbase of 2930 mm. For comparison, it is 10 mm shorter, 25 mm narrower, and 60 mm higher than the BYD Song L. These two EVs might look like direct competitors. However, the Sea Lion 07 resembles a family-friendly SUV, while the Song L has a much sportier design. So, these cars aim at different groups of buyers. The Sea Lion 07 has several wheel options: 235/50 R19, 255/45 R19, and 245/40 R20.

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Back to the Sea Lion 07, its front and rear tracks equal 1660 mm. Approach and departure angles are 16 and 19 degrees, respectively. Front and rear overhangs are 900 mm and 1000 mm, respectively. The Sea Lion 07 has a 5-seat layout. It adopts the CTB (Cell to Body) setup, so its battery top cover is integrated into the floor, increasing volume utilization by 66% and vertical space by 10 mm. 

BYD Sea Lion powertrain

There is no information about the Sea Lion 07’s battery capacity. However, the Chinese MIIT disclosed the information about this vehicle’s electric motors:

  • 170 kW peak power, 70 kW rated power, 210 km/h top speed
  • 230 kW peak power, 70 kW rated power, 225 km/h top speed
  • 4WD, 390 kW (160 kW + 230 kW) peak power, 145 kW (75 kW + 70 kW) rated power, 225 km/h top speed

The curb weight of the BYD Sea Lion 07 lies at 2,155 – 2,330 kg, depending on the powertrain. The gross weight is 2,530 – 2,705 kg. This vehicle will rival the Tesla Model Y in China. CarNewsChina expects its price to lie in the 200,000 – 260,000 yuan range (28,150 – 36,580 USD).

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Source: MIIT

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