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BYD Seal EV Unleashed in Malaysia – Up to 650km Range, 2 Variants From RM179,800

The BYD Seal has just been launched in Malaysia! The electric sedan is BYD’s third model to be offered on our shores, and it is also the most premium offering yet from the carmaker.

Curiously, only two variants of the Seal (Premium and Performance AWD) are offered for the Malaysian market; this is despite the fact that the Dynamic model is listed on the company’s website. Nonetheless, the Premium trim is priced at RM179,800, while the range-topping Performance AWD variant goes for RM199,800.

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, and the first 800 bookings will get a free wallbox charger and RM800 charging credits with Gentari or ChargEV. You can also test drive the Seal at The Exchange TRX from 23 February tomorrow to 25 February – you can book a test drive slot right here.

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