BYD Seal Malaysia 2024 Price From RM179,800 - Premium & Performance AWD Variants


BYD Seal Malaysia 2024 Price From RM179,800 - Premium & Performance AWD Variants

Sime Darby Beyond Auto has launched two variants of BYD Seal, the Premium & Performance AWD with a starting price of RM179,800.00. Read more below.

It's been a good run for BYD ever since the launching of BYD Atto 3 in Malaysia and they were able to garner 1,000 units of booking in just 10 days. It was an unexpected result for this B-Segment battery electric compact crossover SUV, possibly due to its affordable price, good battery range, and high safety standards from BYD's blade battery technology. Then comes the BYD Dolphin, launched in July 2023 as one of the cheapest EVs in Malaysia from RM100k.

The presence of Dolphin and Atto 3 in Malaysia has gotten people wondering - will BYD bring their Seal, the archrival of Tesla Model 3 Highland, into Malaysia? The answer is almost a certain yes when they did the preview of the Seal in BYD Malaysia's 1st Anniversary celebration in early December 2023, and now they are finally here. 

BYD Seal Price in Malaysia

The BYD Seal price in Malaysia starts from RM179,800 for the Premium spec and RM199,800 for its range-topping Performance AWD spec. The price is positioned above the BYD Atto 3 extend-range spec at RM168,000 and within the range of the base specification Tesla Model 3 Highland starting at RM189,000, slightly lower than the standard Tesla Model 3 Highland

BYD Seal Malaysia Launch Date

The BYD Seal Malaysia's launch date falls on 22nd February 2024 at The Exchange TRX, Kuala Lumpur. On top of that, Sime Darby Beyond Auto also organized a full public BYD Seal experience with a test drive at the outdoor of the Raintree Plaza (Balenciaga Entrance) in Kuala Lumpur, from 23 - 25 February 2024, from 10:00 am to 8:00 PM.

During the launch, they also announced that the first 800 buyers would be enjoying a complementary wall box charger and free Gentari or ChargEV charging credits valued at RM800.


BYD Seal Malaysia Specs

Unlike other countries like Thailand and Singapore with 3 BYD Seal variants, there are only two variants available in Malaysia which are the BYD Seal Premium RWD and BYD Seal Performance AWD.

All variants are equipped with a front Double Wishbone suspension and a rear Multi-link (5 links) suspension system, keeping the car ride smooth, comfortable, and agile. For camping lovers, we heard you! The BYD Seal does come with a Vehicle to Load (V2L) function which can support up to 3 kW. Below are the two BYD Seal Malaysia specifications:

BYD Seal Premium RWD Specifications

The Premium RWD has an 82.56 kWh LFP Blade battery capacity. It is a rear-mounted electric motor that can generate a powerful 313HP and 360NM of torque. The max driving range is 650 km in the NEDC and 570 km in the WLTP. Charging capabilities are 7 kW for AC and 110 kW for DC charging. The wheels are 19-inch alloy rims with 235/45 tyre profiles. The brake system is front-ventilated and drilled disc brakes, fixed brake calipers, and rear-ventilated disc brakes.

BYD Seal Performance AWD Specifications

The top-of-the-line Performance AWD spec is priced at RM199,800. Equipped with a dual-motor system for all-wheel-drive capability, it utilizes the same 82.56 kWh battery, producing an impressive output of 530 HP/670 Nm and boasting a range of up to 580 km in the NEDC or 520 km in the WLTP. Charging capabilities are the same as the Premium RWD variant with 7 kW AC and DC charging at 150 kW. Braking systems are the same as Premium, but on the other hand, this top variant has been equipped with additional Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) adaptive shock absorbers. As claimed by BYD, these absorbers are designed to hug corners with ease, providing a high-quality and comfortable ride.

BYD Seal Malaysia Interior

Step inside the Seal and you'll be greeted by their signature rotating touchscreen infotainment system that supports both wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. The screen size is 15.6-inch with a high-definition resolution of 1920 x 1080, as well as a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel and a heads-up display on the driver's side. The car also comes with a 12-speaker Class-HiFi customized Dynaudio surround sound system, keyless entry and start, ventilated and heated driver or passenger-powered seats, dual-zone air-conditioning, and lastly an NFC card that opens the door and starts the car.

Another highlight is the Seal's "Heart of the Ocean" - not the one tossed into the Atlantic Ocean by a 100-year-old. We're referring to the BYD Seal's Crystal gearshift lever. According to BYD, the outstanding and elegant Crystal gearshift lever is inspired by water droplets, which suits the interior's overall ocean theme. The push start button, power mode selection, air conditioning, and audio control are conveniently placed around the lever, ensuring the driver's easy access to these common functions.

BYD Seal Malaysia Color Options

According to Sime Darby Beyond Auto's website, there are a total of 4 colors to choose from depending on which variants you're opting for. Below are the color options followed by the BYD Seal variants:

BYD Seal Premium Colorways

  • Cosmos Black
  • Aurora White
  • Atlantic Grey

BYD Seal Performance Colorways

  • Cosmos Black
  • Aurora White
  • Atlantic Grey
  • Artic Blue

Arctic Blue appears to be the default BYD color, easily recognizable from a distance, while some claim that the Polar White gives the Seal a resemblance to a Model 3 at a glance. However, the BYD Seal in black color, we must say, imparts a more furious and menacing appearance, as if it could devour more than just fish and squid.

BYD Seal Malaysia Electric Range

Looking at the specs provided by Sime Darby during the preview night, different variants offer different driving max ranges. Below is the max electric range of each variant:

  • BYD Seal Premium RWD max range: 650 km in the NEDC and 570 km in the WLTP
  • BYD Seal Performance AWD max range: 580 km in the NEDC and 520 km in the WLTP


BYD Seal Malaysia Dimension

Below is the BYD Seal's dimension:

  • Wheelbase: 2,920 mm (115-inch)
  • Length: 4,800 mm (189-inch)
  • Width: 1,875 mm (73.8-inch)
  • Height: 1,460 mm (57.5-inch)
  • Curb weight: 1,885–2,150 kg


BYD Seal Malaysia 0 to 100

The BYD Seal's top speed is up to 180km/h only (110mph), and it is 0 to 100 km/h clocked at 5.9 seconds for the Premium RWD variant, and 3.8 seconds for the Performance AWD variant.


So what do you think about the BYD Seal? Does it have what it takes to take on the Tesla Model 3? Stay tuned to our news and for more updates, thoughts, and reviews about BYD Seal. 

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