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BYD Seal – Cheaper Dynamic Model Not Offered in Malaysia Due to Low Demand

At the local launch of the BYD Seal earlier today, we were puzzled that the most affordable Dynamic variant – which was previously teased for the Malaysian market – was missing from the model lineup. Well, according to BYD Malaysia, the Dynamic trim is dropped due to low demand.

This was revealed in a media Q&A session at the launch of the Seal. BYD Malaysia further elaborated that bookings for the Premium and Performance AWD models are more than what the carmaker expected, though no specific figures were shared, unfortunately enough.

What differentiates the two models of the Seal are performance and range. Drivetrain wise, the Premium model has a single rear motor setup that outputs 313PS and 360Nm of torque. Paired with a 82.56kWh battery, it can travel up to 650km (NEDC) on a single charge. The Premium trim can do 150kW DC charging as well, allowing the large battery to be charged from 10-80% in 37 minutes.

As for the Seal in the highest-end Performance AWD trim, it has a dual-motor setup with a combined output of 530PS and 670Nm of torque, allowing it to go from 0-100kmph in only 3.8 seconds. It has the same 82.5kWh battery (and 150kW DC charging rate) as the Premium model too, but given the extra performance, the range is reduced to 580km (NEDC).

The BYD Seal is now available for booking in Malaysia through the company’s official website; the first 800 bookings will get a free wallbox charger and RM800 charging credits with Gentari or ChargEV. As for pricing, the Premium trim is priced at RM179,800, while the faster Performance AWD model goes for RM199,800.

If you’re keen to test drive the Seal, you can do so at The Exchange TRX from 23 February tomorrow to 25 February – you can book a test drive slot right here.

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