BYD Seal 07 spied in China, likely to debut soon with Lidar

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Just days after the launch of the Seal 06 another new Seal has been spied. However this BYD Seal rather than being a completely new car seems to be the refresh of the original EV Seal which went on sale in 2022. It’s believed that the new car when it goes on sale will be called Seal 07 in the herd to differentiate it from all the other BYD Seals! The new Seal is expected to come with upgrades to its driving assistance features.

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Spy shots show that the exterior remains largely the same bar the addition of a Seal (haibao) 07 badge in Chinese on the rear. The car features a solid grille, slender headlights and wave like LED lights. At the back the car has a continuous lightbar with teardrop light clusters at either end. Dimensions are likely to be the same or very similar to the existing car’s 4800, 1875 and 1460 mm (l/w/h) with a wheelbase of 2920 mm.

Seal 07 badge can clearly be seen

Powertrain is also expected to carry over from the existing model. This means rear-wheel drive versions will inherit a choice between 150, 170 and 230 kW permanent magnet synchronous motors which have 310, 330 and 360 Nm peak torque respectively. The all-wheel drive performance versions adds a 160 kW motor with 310 Nm to the front axle along with the 230 kW motor on the rear.

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Where things might just differ is with the battery pack. Currently the Seal comes with a choice of 61.4 and 82.5 kWh packs which give the car 550 or 700 km range for the RWD versions and for the AWD, which only has the larger pack, 650 km. Previous information suggested that BYD’s second generation blade battery might debut in August and there is a chance that the Seal 07 could roll out with these.

Such a debut would probably give the Seal the sales kick it needs. It has never sold particularly well in China, although its overseas reception has been far better, and domestic sales in April were just 1,043.

MIIT option list for the Seal 07 with roof mounted Lidar unit highlighted

Also likely to help boost interest is that the new Seal 07 will feature advanced driving assistance features. Pictures from government regulator MIIT show the option of a roof mounted Lidar system, although on the spy shots the test car does not have this. We can therefore most likely expect various upgrade in capability with the new car.

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Source: Fast Technology

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    • Good point. I think this is certainly a possibility seeing as the Seal is the sedan flagship of the Ocean range.


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