2024 BYD Seal

    2024 BYD Seal

    Price

    Price$49,888 - $68,798
    Fuel EfficiencyN/A
    ANCAP Rating5-star
    Warranty6 years
    BYD
    8.6

    About the BYD Seal

    The BYD Seal electric vehicle (EV) starts at $49,888 before on-road costs, that sees it beat the rival Tesla Model 3 by $12,012.

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    Verdict

    2024 BYD Seal (inc. 0-100 & autonomy test) review

    Supercar speed, for medium SUV dollars
    Date
    Dec 20, 2023
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    251,237

    Who would have thought 10 years ago that you could buy a car that will do 0-100 in under 4 seconds for under $70,000. The 2024 BYD Seal Performance represents incredible value for money when you consider the performance equation. Even at the entry level, it's affordable for what it is. Paul Maric reviews the latest electric sedan from China.

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    All the latest BYD Seal news

    BYD Seal Range Guide

    Which variant of the BYD Seal range is best for you?

    The Dynamic Standard Range comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12-speaker 775W Dynaudio sound system
    • DAB digital radio
    • 1 x USB-C, USB-A outlet (front)
    • 1 x USB-C, USB-A outlet (rear)
    • Dual wireless phone chargers
    • Eight-way power driver’s seat
    • Six-way power passenger seat
    • Four-way power-adjustable steering wheel
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
    • Leatherette upholstery
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Ambient lighting
    • Panoramic glass roof
    • Rear privacy glass
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers

    The Premium Extended Range adds:

    • Head-up display
    • Exterior mirror auto-tilt and memory
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Leather upholstery
    • Driver’s memory
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Four-way lumbar adjustment

    The Performance AWD adds:

    • Heated steering wheel
    • Frequency Selective Damping shock absorbers

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    Exterior

    Photos and Images of the BYD Seal Exterior

    Designed under BYD global design director Wolfgang Egger (formerly the Audi Group’s head designer), the Seal is said to use an ‘Ocean Aesthetic’ design language with the look and feel of a sports sedan, complete with sculptured curves that follow the momentum of waves.

    The Seal is slippery, boasting one of the industry’s lowest drag coefficients: just 0.219 Cd.

    BYD Seal Colours

    What colours are available for the BYD Seal?

    The BYD Seal is available in the following exterior colours:

    • Arctic Blue
    • Atlantis Grey
    • Aurora White
    • Cosmos Black
    • Shark Grey

    Aurora White is a no-cost option, with the other finishes costing $1500 or $2000 in the case of Shark Grey, which is available only on the Performance.

    Interior colours are either Ocean Blue or Thaumas Black.

    The Ocean Blue interior costs an extra $1500.

    Cost of Ownership

    What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a BYD Seal?

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 20,000km. BYD says the first eight services are priced at $189, $370, $189, $447, $189, $370, $189, and $447, respectively.

    How it Drives

    Our expert take on BYD Seal drivability?

    The 2024 BYD Seal is offered with a choice of three drivetrains.

    The Dynamic Standard Range features a single electric motor and rear-wheel drive, with 150kW of power and 310Nm of torque.

    Its claimed 0-100km/h time is 7.5 seconds.

    The Premium Extended Range also uses a single-motor rear-wheel drive configuration, with 230kW and 360Nm and a 0-100km/h time of 5.9 seconds.

    The Performance AWD features a dual-motor all-wheel drive configuration with 390kW and 670Nm and a claimed 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds.

    BYD Seal Safety Rating

    ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

    ANCAP has awarded the Seal a five-star safety rating, against new, tougher 2023-25 testing criteria.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 89 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 87 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 82 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 75 per cent.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Front and rear cross-traffic assist
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Emergency lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Intelligent speed limit assist
    • Surround-view camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Dual front airbags plus driver’s far-side airbag
    • Side and curtain airbags for both rows
    • Safe exit warning
    • Rear occupant alert

    BYD Seal Warranty

    What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the BYD Seal?

    The BYD Seal is backed by a six-year, 150,000km vehicle warranty and an eight-year, 160,000km battery warranty.

    BYD Seal Boot Space

    How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the BYD Seal?

    It boasts 400L of boot space plus 50L under the bonnet.

    BYD Seal Dimensions

    The dimensions of the BYD Seal

    The Seal stretches 4800mm long, 1875mm wide and 1460mm tall on a 2920mm wheelbase.

    Kerb weight is 1922kg for the Dynamic, 2055kg for the Premium and 2185kg for the Performance.

    The 2024 BYD SEAL measures 4800mm long, 1875mm wide and 1460mm tall, with a 2920mm tall wheelbase.

    BYD Seal Market Fit

    Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

    The BYD Seal is categorised as a MEDIUM UP TO 60K and has a price range of $49,888 to $68,798.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The BYD Seal range kicks off from $49,888 (plus on-road costs) for the "Seal DYNAMIC" variant and finishes at $68,798 (plus on-road costs) for the "Seal PERFORMANCE" variant.

    The BYD Seal is built in China and is then shipped to Australia.

    The BYD Seal has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

    The BYD Seal has a fully electric engine and does not use any fuel.

    The BYD Seal has 4 doors.

    In our latest review the BYD Seal scored 8.6 out of 10. Read the full BYD Seal review here.

    The BYD Seal had a 6 year, 150,000km warranty.

    Variants from previous years

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