BYD launches Sea Lion 07 with e-Platform 3.0 Evo, starting at 26,250 USD 

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BYD officially launched the long-awaited Sea Lion 07, a midsize SUV, in China. It is based on the new e-platform 3.0 Evo and is the latest addition to the BYD Ocean series. It comes in four variants, and prices start at 189,800 (26,250 USD).

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  • 550 Standard:189,800 yuan (26,250 USD)
  • 610 Long Range:199,800 yuan ( 27,700 USD)
  • 610 Smart:219,800 yuan (30,400 USD)
  • 550 4WD Smart:239,800 yuan (33,200 USD)

The BYD Sea Lion 07 draws inspiration from the Ocean-X concept car, which continues the BYD Seal’s design language. The outside looks smooth and stylish, and the headlights resemble those on the BYD Seal. The new car also boasts retractable door handles. Its rear design is also similar to the BYD Seal. It has a continuous taillight, a “ducktail” spoiler, and a roof spoiler. Instead of displaying “Build Your Dreams” at the rear, a more simplistic BYD logo can be seen.

While the exterior resembles the BYD Seal saloon, BYD has integrated the Sea Lion 07 with many innovations. The e-Platform 3.0 Evo is a significant upgrade from the e-Platform 3.0. It improves the enhanced integration of the powertrain and charging capabilities.

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Enhanced CTB (Cell-to-body battery) integration technology improves frontal collision safety by 60%, passenger cabin deformation resistance by 50%, regional body strength by over 60% compared to industry standards, and passenger cabin intrusion during collisions by less than 5 mm, all of which improve occupant safety.

12-in-1 smart e-drive system with the world’s highest-speed production motor (23,000 rpm), with a top speed of 225 km/h. BYD’s innovative electric motor system combines critical components into a single unit, improving efficiency and reliability.

The new car features three powertrains. The two-wheel drive models include electric motors with 230 kW and 170 kW power outputs. Meanwhile, the four-wheel drive model has two motors, with maximum power outputs of 160 kW and 230 kW. The single-motor model offers two range options: 550 km and 610 km, while the dual-motor model has a range of 550 km. The maximum torque is 380 N·m, with 0-100 acceleration times of 7.3 seconds and 6.7 seconds, respectively. The battery capacity is 71.8 kWh and 80.64 kWh.

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The BYD Sea Lion 07 can charge 10 – 80% in 25 minutes. As the world’s first, it can fully utilize the maximum capacity of existing GB15 (China’s charging network standard) public DC fast charging of 180kW (750V / 250A).

The Sea Lion 07 is the first BYD vehicle to feature the DiPilot 100 “God’s Eye” ADAS integrated with 12 ultrasonic radars, 5 mm-wave radars, and 11 cameras. It offers advanced L2 driver assistance, including lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure assistance, traffic sign recognition, and intelligent speed control. 

Its dimensions are 4830/1925/1620 mm, and its wheelbase is 2930 mm. It has a frunk of 58 liters of capacity and a boot size of 500 liters. 

BYD Sea Lion 07 has a flat-bottomed four-spoke steering wheel, a crystal gear selector, physical buttons for essential controls, and a 50-inch AR-HUD. The 15.6′ central screen runs on the DiLink 100 system, powered by a 6nm chip supporting voice control. The ambient lights around the cabin can emit up to 128 colors. The car comes with a 12-speaker Dynaudio sound system. Other features include a 220V power supply for your laptop, a karaoke system, and NFC keyless entry. Furthermore, the vehicle has 11 safety airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, and driver monitoring assistance.

With its competitive pricing and new advanced features, the BYD Sea Lion 07 aims to challenge the top-selling Tesla Model Y in the Chinese market. Will it succeed? Only time will tell.

If you want to see me test drive the new BYD Sea Lion 07 when it becomes available, leave a comment. I’ll do my best to help.

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  1. It’s a good looking car – almost like a station wagon. I like it.
    But the range seems small (it’s CLTC I guess?), doesn’t it have the Blade 2.0 with 190 Wh/kg?

    Of course, looking forward to some more details and your opinion from real life tests.

    • Yes, Knut. The ranges are in CLTC. The Sea Lion 07 is lower than both Model Y and XPeng G6. It only slightly taller than the Toyota CH-R. So makes it looks more like a wagon.

      I will make arrangements for a test drive.

  2. I wonder some of the 3.0 Evo changes will be applied to some existing models. Seems like a significant improvement. With the 4.0 platform a few months away, I anticipate the improvements to be even more significant than this.

  3. This is a well appointed car. But the problem lies on what seems to be a pervasive issue with both BYD and the nascent Xiomi cars, and that is poor fit and finish, with panel gaps that reach 8mm in some areas, and none at 3mm.
    In other words, it looks good, provides standard equipment that’s optional in competitors cars, but the thing just screams cheap, cheap, cheap cheap and cheap! There is no craftsmanship in this thing. And if it’s not fluffy, puffy vinyl surfaces, then it’s hard, flimsy, and rental car cheap. BYDs seem to mix the both in their interiors.

    • I have examined/ test driven quite a few new BYDs. I did not find any panel misaligned.

      Xiaomi cars are less than two months old. Panel misalignment is expected from a brand new manufacturer.

  4. Ein sehr schönes Fahrzeug.
    Die Reichweite des Allradantriebes sollte wenigstens 600 km sein.
    Interessant wäre auch ob man jetzt bei Tesla Chargers laden kann


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