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BYD SEAL Launched in India, at 41 Lakhs

BYD's sedan car Seal launched in India BYD has launched the Seal electric sedan in India at Rs 41 lakh for the entry-level Dynamic varia...

BYD's sedan car Seal launched in India

BYD has launched the Seal electric sedan in India at Rs 41 lakh for the entry-level Dynamic variant, going up to Rs 53 lakh for the top-spec Performance AWD variant (ex-showroom, India). This car is the Chinese carmaker’s third model in India after the e6 MPV and Atto 3 SUV, and will be brought in as a full import.

The bookings have commenced for the Seal, with a booking token amounting to Rs 1.25 lakh, and for those who book it before March 31, 2024, will also get a few additional freebees such as installation of a home charger, a 3kW portable charging box and 6 years roadside assistance, among a few others. It comes with two battery options, and two drivetrain variants. It is set to rival the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 that are already selling in India.


Dynamic61.44kWh/RWDRs 41 lakh
Premium82.56kWh/RWDRs 45.55 lakh
Performance82.56kWh/AWDRs 53 lakh

BYD Seal powertrain, range and battery

The Seal is available with two battery options – 61.44kWh and 82.56kWh. Both batteries have BYD's patented blade technology. The smaller battery pack is paired with a single motor on the rear axle that produces 204hp and 310Nm of torque, and has a claimed range of 510km (NEDC cycle).

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

The Seal is capable of charging at speeds of up to 150kW, with 10-80 percent charge taking 37 minutes, while a regular 11kW AC charger takes 8.6 hours to charge from 0-100 percent. The Seal is capable of Vehicle to Load (V2L) charging; BYD says you could use it for camping and outdoor activities.

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

BYD Seal exterior design

The Seal is 4,800mm long, 1,875mm wide and 1,460mm tall. It inherits design cues from the Ocean X concept from 2021, and follows BYD’s “ocean aesthetics” design language. The sedan also features interesting details like a coupe-like all-glass roof, flush-fitting door handles, four boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights, swept back LED headlamps that have a C-shaped element extending into the bumper and a full-width LED light bar at the rear. The 19-inch alloy wheels with a petal-like design look very attractive. The Seal is offered in four colours in India – Arctic Blue, Aurora White, Atlantis Grey and Cosmos Black. 

BYD Seal interior and features

On the inside, similar to the Atto 3 it too gets a rotating 15.6-inch infotainment screen in the centre of the dash, along with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a heads-up display for the driver. The interior of the Seal is also designed and built similarly to Atto 3 with flowing lines and textured surfaces. The centre console houses a toggle drive selector resembling a crystal-rock and also boasts a few physical controls for functions like heated windscreen, volume control for the audio system as well as two wireless charging pads. However, the strings are missing on the door pads.

Comfort & Safety

The tailgate is electrically powered, and also boasts a 50-litre frunk for extra storage. Has dual-zone AC, 10 airbags, ABS with hill hold, automatic wipers, a 360-degree camera as well as ADAS tech. The Seal crash safety rating comes at a 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.


The rear seats get 60:40 split-folding function, and the front has an 8-way electronically adjustable driver’s seat with memory, heated and cooled front seats, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leatherette upholstery.

BYD Seal rivals

Currently there are existing direct rivals to this car, as there is not any electric sedans selling in India. At this price point, but the Seal is set to aggresively compete with other comparable 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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