BYD Launched Its Seal Electric Sedan in India, Starts At Rs. 41 Lakh

BYD Seal Electric Sedan

BYD, the Chinese EV giant has made a strategic move in the Indian market with the launch of the Seal electric sedan. This marks BYD’s third model offering in India, following the success of the e6 MPV and Atto 3 SUV. The Seal arrives as a fully imported model and is priced competitively for Indian customers. The new Seal electric sedan will cost Rs 41 lakh and Rs 53 lakh (ex-showroom, India) across three variants.

Striking Design and Feature-Rich Interior:

BYD Seal Electric Sedan
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The Seal’s design language draws inspiration from BYD’s “Ocean Aesthetics” philosophy, evident in its sleek and futuristic silhouette. Measuring 4,800mm long, 1,875mm wide, and 1,460mm tall, the Seal boasts a coupe-like roofline and a spacious cabin. Visually, the Seal stands out with unique design elements such as flush-fitting door handles, boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights, and a full-width LED light bar at the rear. The 19-inch alloy wheels’ petal-like design further enhances the car’s sporty appeal. The Seal is offered in four colour options: Arctic Blue, Aurora White, Atlantis Grey, and Cosmos Black.

The Seal’s cabin features a driver-centric layout with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a large, 15.6-inch rotating infotainment touchscreen. The interior design echoes the Atto 3’s “Dragon Face” theme, featuring flowing lines, premium materials, and a crystal toggle drive selector. Comfort and convenience are prioritized with features like an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with memory, heated and cooled front seats, wireless smartphone connectivity, leatherette upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and a panoramic sunroof.

Booking Incentives and Battery Options:

BYD Seal Electric Sedan
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Bookings for the Seal are now open with a token amount of Rs 1.25 lakh. Those who book before March 31, 2024, enjoy additional benefits like free home charger installation, a portable charging box, and extended roadside assistance.

The Seal boasts two battery pack options: a 61.44kWh and an 82.56kWh, both utilizing BYD’s proprietary Blade Battery technology renowned for its safety and stability. The smaller battery caters to the Dynamic variant, offering a single rear-mounted motor producing 204hp and 310Nm of torque. This configuration delivers a claimed range of 510km (NEDC cycle), making it ideal for everyday urban commutes.

Performance-Oriented Powertrains:

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Customers seeking extended range or exhilarating performance can opt for variants equipped with the larger 82.56kWh battery. This battery pack is available in both rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations. The RWD version produces 312hp and 360Nm, translating to a claimed range of 650km – an impressive figure for an electric sedan.

The AWD variant dubbed the Performance, boasts a dual-motor setup generating a combined output of 530hp and a staggering 670Nm of torque. This potent combination propels the Seal from 0-100kph in a mere 3.8 seconds, cementing its position as a performance-oriented electric sedan.

Charging Convenience and Practicality:

The Seal supports DC fast charging at speeds of up to 150kW, allowing a 10-80% charge in just 37 minutes. For slower AC charging, a regular 11kW charger can replenish the battery from 0-100% in approximately 8.6 hours. Additionally, the Seal offers Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality, enabling users to power appliances and equipment for outdoor activities or emergencies.

BYD offers an industry-leading 8-year/1,60,000km warranty on the battery and an 8-year/1,50,000km warranty on the motor and motor controller unit, providing peace of mind to customers.


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BYD prioritizes passenger safety in the Seal, equipping it with 10 airbags, ABS with hill hold assist, automatic wipers, a 360-degree camera, and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The Seal has also received a commendable 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

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