Eye-catchingly sleek BYD SEAL shores in

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Latest new model to arrive here from leading EV manufacturer, BYD is their eye-catchingly sleek BYD SEAL.

A four-door, all-electric, D-segment sedan whose dynamic and sporty appearance underline the appeal it is likely to have for Irish and European motorists, the BYD SEAL is the third model to launch here since BYD was introduced to Ireland just eight months ago.

With the recently-introduced BYD DOLPHIN and the BYD ATTO 3 – winner of the Continental Irish Small/Compact SUV 2024 award – the BYD SEAL is a model that its Irish distributor believes will ‘boost the awareness of BYD, help in attracting new dealers, and consolidate BYD’s growing reputation in Ireland as ‘the biggest car brand you’ve never heard of’.

Model Range

• Two powertrain variants: ‘Design’ and ‘Excellence’ (with AWD)

• Outstanding equipment and dimensions with space for five occupants

• Two trim levels, six body colours, two interior trim colours and several technological ‘firsts’

Price

• Attractively competitive price (after State subsidies)

• Design model – begins at €44,036

• Excellence AWD model – begins from €49,836

Design

• Like the BYD DOLPHIN before it, the BYD SEAL is the second model from their ‘Ocean’ series and the latest to feature its innovative ‘Ocean Aesthetics’ design language.

• A versatile four-door sedan with the appearance and feel of a sports coupé

• Low-to-ground body with 0.219 Cd drag coefficient

• Wheelbase 2,920 mm provides ‘plenty of headroom’ and leg space ‘similar to an executive saloon’

• Designed by team led by BYD’s Global Design Director, Wolfgang Egger

Notable Features

• Smooth silhouette, low front, sloping A-pillar, rounded roof, sloping fastback and subtle upturned ducktail shape, concealed door handles flush when

• Extensive range of standard features and specifications common to Design and Excellence models (save for model variances, drivetrain and performance differences)

Interior

• Seats have sporty appearance

• Driver’s seat is electrically adjustable in eight directions with four-way power-adjustable lumbar support

• Plenty of light

• Front doors fitted with double layered laminated glass for sound /heat insulation

• Rear doors have privacy glass for shade and privacy

• Wireless charging point for two mobile phones

• Smart connectivity and infotainment systems

• 4G intelligent connection and over-the-Air (OTA) updates

• 15.6-inch rotatable screen with intelligent voice control function

• Seamless smartphone integration via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

• 10.25-inch LCD full instrument panel

• 12-speaker Dynaudio Performance Audio System.

 

Storage

• Luggage compartment of 400 litres supplemented by a 53-litre under-bonnet space

• More than 20 interior spaces including centre armrest box

• Open-storage space under sub-dash

Battery

• Powered by BYD’s own-produced, 100% cobalt-free 82.5 kWh Blade Battery

• Outputs of 230 kW (Design) and 390 kW (Excellence)

• Range (WLTP combined) of 570 kms (Design) and 520 kms (Excellence)

• 0-100 km/h speeds of 5.9 seconds (Design) and 3.8 seconds (Excellence)

• 30% to 80% fast charging time of 26 minutes (using 150 kW DC charging point)

• 11 kW 3-phase on-board charger for AC charging is also supplied as standard

Safety

• Extensive range of advanced driver assistance features

• Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic

Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Brake, Lane Keep Assistance, Lane Change Assist and Emergency Lane Keep.

• Additional items: Adaptive Cruise Control and Intelligent Cruise Control, a 360-degree Panoramic

Camera, Blind Spot Detection System, ESP, Traction Control, Hill Decent Control, Automatic Vehicle Hold, Intelligent Speed Limit Information and Intelligent Speed Limit Control.

• Cutting-edge lighting with wider beam to aid night visibility with high beam assist, adaptive headlights and Follow-Me-Home as standard

Underpinnings

• First BYD model with independent suspension – double wishbone (front), five-link (rear)

• State-of-the-art architecture based on e-Platform 3.0 and Cell-to-Body technology

Four driving modes to cater for a variety of driving preferences and conditions:

– ECO mode (to prioritise energy efficiency and extend range)

– Normal mode (provides balanced driving for everyday use)

– Sport mode (emphasises performance through acceleration and handling)

– Snow mode (to enhance traction and stability on slippery surfaces)

Dealers

• Latest appointments increase network to five outlets

• Strategically located, all exclusively dedicated to the brand.

• BYD Dublin North, BYD Dublin South, BYD Cork, BYD Waterford, BYD Wexford.

• Additional outlets to be announced shortly.

Other beneficial features include a high-efficiency heat pump system which regulates the battery

temperature, controls the passenger compartment temperature, and absorbs waste heat from the electric powertrain; BYD’s innovative 8-in-1 electric drivetrain which integrates eight key components for

propulsion, charging, control and management while optimising space utilisation and energy efficiency; during the charging process, a system to reduce heat generation of the charging and distribution assembly for more reliable performance.

A six-years manufacturer’s warranty and an eight years battery and electric motor warranty applies to all BYD SEAL models.