- 2024 BYD Seal: Full Australian details
- Three variants, powertrains for electric sedan
- Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq 6 rival due soon
The 2024 BYD Seal electric sedan has been detailed for Australia.
Priced from a sharp $49,888 before on-road costs, the Seal – an arch-rival for the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedans – will commence local deliveries in early December.
Three variants are available: Dynamic, Premium and Performance.
All offer different powertrains, from the 150kW rear-wheel-drive Dynamic to the $68,798 390kW all-wheel-drive Performance capable of a 3.8-second 0-100km/h sprint.
The mid-spec Premium, comparable to a Tesla Model 3 Long Range, is priced at $58,798 plus on-road costs – less than the entry-level Model 3, which currently starts from $61,900 before on-roads following a recent update.
As announced, it is the first BYD model in Australia to forego ‘Build Your Dreams’ badging, with discrete ‘BYD Seal’ badging on the boot lid.
In 2024, the BYD line-up will expand with the Seal U mid-size electric SUV and a plug-in hybrid ute. A fully electric ute will arrive at a later date.
- 2024 BYD Seal pricing
- 2024 BYD Seal features
- 2024 BYD Seal colours
- Powertrains, charging, and driving range
- Warranty and servicing
2024 BYD Seal pricing
2024 BYD Seal features
|2024 BYD Seal Dynamic features|
|18-inch alloy wheels||Black-grey or ocean blue leather upholstery|
|15.6-inch rotating infotainment system||Heated and ventilated front seats|
|Wired Apple CarPlay||Electric boot|
|Wireless Android Auto||LED headlights, tail-lights, and daytime running lamps|
|FM/DAB+ radio||LED cabin lights|
|12-speaker Dynaudio system||Interior ambient lighting|
|10.25-inch digital instrument cluster||Electric, auto-folding side mirrors|
|15-watt dual wireless phone charger||Dual-zone climate control|
|Four USB ports (2x USB-A, 2x USB-C)||PM2.5 air filter|
|4G connectivity with over-the-air software updates||Heat pump|
|Glass roof||360-degree camera system|
|Keyless entry and start with NFC card||Rain-sensing wipers|
|Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat||Front and rear parking sensors|
|Six-way power-adjustable passenger seat|
2024 BYD Seal Premium features
|In addition to Dynamic|
|19-inch alloy wheels||Side mirror reverse auto-tilt and position memory|
|Head-up display||Genuine leather-wrapped steering wheel|
|Continental SportContact 7 tyres||Driver’s seat memory function|
|Four-position driver’s seat lumbar support|
2024 BYD Seal Performance features
|In addition to Premium|
|All-wheel drive||Heated steering wheel|
|Torque adaption control||Electronic child lock|
2024 BYD Seal colours
|Aurora white||Arctic blue|
|Atlantis grey||Cosmos black|
|Shark grey (Performance only)|
Powertrains, charging, and driving range
The Seal Dynamic has a 61.4kWh battery pack and 150kW/310Nm single electric motor sending power to the rear wheels. The claimed WLTP range is 460 kilometres, with a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 seconds.
Fast DC charging maxes out at 110kW, while AC charging is limited to 7kW.
Stepping up to the Premium long-range variant brings a larger 82.5kWh battery and a more powerful 230kW and 360Nm motor, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 5.9 seconds and 570km range.
It supports 150kW DC fast charging, allowing for a 10 to 80 per cent top-up in 37 minutes
The dual-motor, all-wheel drive Performance has a 230kW rear and 160kW front motor for a 390kW/670Nm total system output, allowing for a 3.8 second 0-100km/h time and 520km range.
Both the Seal Premium and Performance become the two fastest vehicles sold by BYD in Australia, beating the “sub-seven-second”, limited-run Dolphin Sport hatch due in 2024.
The Seal is underpinned by BYD's ‘e-Platform 3.0’ electric vehicle architecture, with its proprietary lithium-iron phosphate ‘Blade’ batteries to improve durability and lifespan.
Mini match-up: BYD Seal v Tesla Model 3 v Hyundai Ioniq 6
|Seal Dynamic||Model 3 RWD||Ioniq 6 Dynamiq||Seal Premium||Model 3 LR||Ioniq 6 Techniq||Seal Performance|
|Pricing (+ ORCs)||$49,888||$61,900||$74,000||$58,798||$71,900||$83,500||$68,798|
|Driving range (WLTP)||460km||513km||614km||570km||629km||519km||520km|
* Model 3 powertrain and battery capacity figures are based on data from the Federal Government's vehicle regulator and EV Database.
The 2024 BYD Seal is yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
It received a five-star safety rating from the Chinese NCAP assessment program, which has different testing protocols.
Eight airbags are standard.
|2024 BYD Seal active safety features|
|Autonomous emergency braking||Door open warning|
|Lane-keep assist||Traffic sign recognition|
|Lane departure warning||Intelligent speed limit assist|
|Blind-spot alert||Adaptive cruise control|
|Rear cross-traffic alert||High beam assist|
|Front cross-traffic alert||Child presence detection|
Measuring 4800 millimetres long, 1875mm wide and 1460mm tall, the BYD Seal is around 160mm longer but 58mm slimmer than a Model 3 – and similar in size to a Toyota Camry. It has a 2920mm wheelbase.
2024 BYD Seal boot space
The BYD Seal has a 400-litre boot and 53 litres of front storage under the bonnet.
Warranty and servicing
The Seal is covered by BYD's six-year/150,000km vehicle warranty.
The high-voltage components are covered by an eight-year/160,000km warranty.
Separate warranties apply for certain vehicle components. Click here for more details.
Servicing is recommended every 12 months or 20,000 kilometres, whichever occurs first.
The 2024 BYD Seal is now available to order.
First deliveries are due to commence in early December.