The 2024 BYD Seal has been launched in three trims with two battery options
The 2024 BYD Seal has been launched in three trims with two battery optionsBYD

2024 BYD Seal launched at Rs 41 lakh

BYD expands its Indian portfolio to three cars with the new Seal sedan

Chinese automaker BYD has launched the Seal EV in three trim levels – Dynamic, Premium, and Performance. The Seal enters a fast-growing Indian EV market as one of the few electric sedans in the sub-1 crore segment. It will be the third car in BYD’s Indian portfolio after the e6 MPV and Atto 3 SUV.

The 2024 BYD Seal goes from 0-100kmph in 3.8 seconds in Performance trim
The 2024 BYD Seal goes from 0-100kmph in 3.8 seconds in Performance trimBYD

2024 BYD Seal powertrain

The entry-level Dynamic variant gets a 61.44kWh battery driving the rear wheels. Power and torque output are at 201bhp and 310Nm with an NEDC combined range of 510km. The Premium variant gets a larger 82.56kWh battery, still driving the rear wheels but with higher power and torque outputs of 308bhp and 360Nm. Range on the Premium variant is up significantly to an NEDC combined 650km – the highest in the range. The range-topping Performance variant gets the same 82.56kWh battery but with all-wheel drive capability from front and rear motors. Power and torque figures stand at 523bhp and 670Nm, but the range drops to an NEDC combined 580km. The Seal can be charged from 0-80 per cent in 45 minutes through 110kW (Dynamic) and 150kW (Premium, Performance) DC charging ports with 15 minutes of 150kW charging adding up to 200km in range. 7kW AC charging from 0-100 per cent takes 12-16 hours. 

2024 BYD Seal exterior and chassis

The 2024 BYD Seal features styling vaguely reminiscent of the Tesla Model 3. Exterior highlights include DRLs and follow-me-home headlamps, flush door handles, and an all-glass panoramic sunroof. The ORVMs are electrically heated and adjustable and have a memory and auto-tilt function on the Premium and Performance variants. The Seal is 4800mm long with a 2920mm wheelbase and 145mm ground clearance. The Premium and Performance variants get 19-inch alloys while the base Dynamic variant sits on 18-inchers, all variants get front and rear disc brakes. The Seal weighs 1,922kg (Dynamic), 2,055kg (Premium), and 2,185kg (Performance).

2024 BYD Seal interior

The 2024 BYD Seal gets a large rotatable 15.6-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and USB Apple CarPlay, and a 10.25-inch digital cluster. All variants of the Seal get a USB-C and USB-A port in the front and rear. A 12-speaker Dynaudio sound system and English voice assistant is standard, as is a PM2.5 filtration system and negative ion purifier. The driver’s seat gets 8-way electrical adjustment as standard, but the memory function is not available on the base Dynamic variant. 6-way electrically-adjustable passenger seats and ventilated front seats are also standard. The 400 litre boot space is helped by an additional 50 litres of space under the bonnet.

2024 BYD Seal features

The 2024 BYD Seal gets most of its driving and safety features as standard. They include a 360-degree camera with front/rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, hill hold control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, blindspot detection, and driver attention warning. Non-standard features include a heads-up display (Premium, Performance), electronic child lock (Performance), and Intelligence Torque Adaption Control (Performance).

2024 BYD Seal prices

The BYD Seal has been launched at a starting price of Rs 41.00 lakh ex-showroom for the Dynamic variant, which will go up against the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (Rs 45.95 lakh). The Premium variant is priced at Rs 45.55 lakh ex-showroom and will go up against the Kia EV6 (Rs 60.95-65.95 lakh ex-showroom). The Performance variant is priced at Rs 53.00 lakh ex-showroom and will go up against the BMW i4 (Rs 72.5 lakh ex-showroom).

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