BYD Seal, from the Chinese automaker BYD, is set to debut in the Indian market. Spy shots of the BYD Seal undergoing road tests in India were captured by Autocarindia, indicating that the model is nearing its launch.
Some dealers have already started accepting pre-orders for this upcoming electric sedan, marking a significant milestone for BYD, which entered the Indian market in 2021. The BYD Seal will be the third electric vehicle offered by BYD in India, following the BYD ATTO 3 and BYD e6.
However, as an imported model, BYD Seal EV is subject to high tariffs, leading to a dealer pre-order price of approximately 5 million Indian Rupees, or around 60,300 USD. This pricing significantly surpasses the domestic starting price of the BYD Seal EV in China, which is approximately 189,800 yuan or 26,400 USD, reflecting the additional costs associated with exporting vehicles.
Despite the high pre-order price, it is important to consider that export model pricing often exceeds domestic prices, and the actual sale price may be lower than the current pre-order estimates. There is speculation that the BYD Seal could officially hit the Indian market in early March 2024, although BYD has yet to confirm this.
BYD Seal parameter configuration
The BYD Seal is the world’s first mass-produced vehicle to feature Cell to Body (CTB) technology, built on the advanced e-platform 3.0. It has the iTAC torque control system and a substantial 82.56 kWh battery pack. The vehicle’s dual motors produce a combined output of 523 horsepower, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, with a WLTP-certified range of up to 520 km on a single charge.
The introduction of the BYD Seal to the Indian market represents a significant expansion of BYD’s global footprint, particularly in a country increasingly embracing electric mobility.
India is one of the most promising automobile markets in the world. Many EV giants such as BYD or Tesla are working hard to expand their presence in India.