BYD Seal introduced in India at Rs 41 lakh

BYD has actually introduced the Seal electric car in India at Rs 41 lakh for the entry-level Dynamic version, going up to Rs 53 lakh for the top-spec Efficiency AWD variation (ex-showroom, India). The Seal is the Chinese carmaker’s 3rd version in India after the e6 MPV and Atto 3 SUV, and will be generated as a full import.

BYD has started bookings for the Seal for a token quantity of Rs 1.25 lakh, and those who schedule before March 31, 2024, get a couple of additonal services such as complimentary installment of a home charger, a 3kW mobile charging box and 6 years roadside support, to name a few.

BYD Seal powertrain, variety and battery

The Seal is readily available with two battery alternatives– 61.44 kWh and 82.56 kWh. Both batteries have BYD’s copyrighted blade technology. The smaller battery pack is coupled with a single motor on the back axle that produces 204hp and 310Nm of torque, and has a claimed variety of 510km (NEDC cycle).

Variants with the larger 82.5 kWh battery are available in both RWD and AWD arrangements. In solitary motor RWD guise, the Seal creates 312hp and 360Nm of torque, while in dual-motor AWD configuration it produces 530hp and 670Nm of torque. Asserted range stands at 650km for the former and 580km for the latter. In its top-spec guise, BYD asserts a 0-100kph sprint time of just 3.8 secs.

The Seal is capable of charging at rates of up to 150kW, with 10-80 percent charge taking 37 mins, while a regular 11kW AC charger takes 8.6 hours to bill from 0-100 percent. The Seal can Vehicle to Lots (V2L) charging; BYD claims you can utilize it for camping and outside activities.

The carmaker is supplying an 8 year/1,60,000 km service warranty on the battery and an 8 year/1,50,000 kilometres guarantee on the motor and motor controller unit.

BYD Seal outside design

The Seal is 4,800 mm long, 1,875 mm vast and 1,460 mm high. It inherits style cues from the Ocean X concept from 2021, and follows BYD’s “sea visual appeals” design language. The car likewise features fascinating information like a coupe-like all-glass roofing system, flush-fitting door takes care of, 4 boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights, brushed up back LED headlamps that have a C-shaped component extending into the bumper and a full-width LED light bar at the rear. The 19-inch alloy wheels with a petal-like layout appearance really appealing. The Seal is used in 4 colours in India– Arctic Blue, Aurora White, Atlantis Grey and Universe Black.

BYD Seal interior and attributes

On the inside, the BYD Seal obtains a rotating, 15.6-inch infomercial in the centre console, with the chauffeur obtaining a 10.25-inch digital tool cluster and a heads-up screen. Like the Atto 3, the interior of the Seal is instead flamboyant with streaming lines and distinctive surfaces. The centre console houses a crystal toggle drive selector and a few physical controls for functions like warmed windscreen, volume control for the stereo along with 2 wireless charging pads. The rear seats obtain 60:40 split-folding function, there’s a powered tailgate and a 50-litre frunk for added storage.

The Seal is packed with attributes like an 8-way digitally flexible chauffeur’s seat with memory, heated up and cooled front seats, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leatherette upholstery, dual-zone air conditioner, 10 airbags, abdominal with hillside hold, automatic wipers, a 360-degree cam along with ADAS tech. The Seal likewise gets a 5-star security score from Euro NCAP.

BYD Seal competitors

There aren’t any electrical sedans at this rate point, but the Seal will compete with similarly valued EVs such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (Rs 45.95 lakh), Kia EV6 (Rs 60.95 lakh-65.95 lakh) and the Volvo XC40 Recharge (Rs 57.90 lakh).

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