BYD Seal U SUV makes Geneva Motor show debut

    Seal U SUV is available with an EV and plug-in hybrid powertrain option.

    Published On Feb 27, 2024 01:00:00 PM

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    BYD has showcased the Seal U SUV at the Geneva Motor Show 2024, making it the second body  style in the Seal line-up after the sedan. BYD is the world’s biggest manufacturer of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and EVs, having sold 1.8 million vehicles in 2022 and over 3 million in 2023.

    1. BYD Seal U SUV and Seal sedan share the same platform
    2. Seal U SUV is larger than the sedan
    3. Both models have similar features list

    BYD Seal U SUV: what is it?

    The Seal U SUV is already sold in China as the BYD Song, and its Geneva Motor Show showcase confirms BYD’s plans to introduce it in the European market. This is also the first plug-in hybrid vehicle from BYD for Europe. The Seal U SUV is 4,775mm long, 1,890mm wide and 1,670mm tall, which makes it significantly larger than the Seal sedan.

    BYD Seal U SUV: powertrain options

    In China, the Seal U is available with an electric and a PHEV powertrain, and these will be offered in other global markets too. The EV comes with either a 71kWh or an 87kWh lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery, with claimed range of 520km and 605km, respectively (Chinese CLTC test cycle). The Seal U EV gets two electric motors with two power outputs: 207hp and 221hp, with a top speed of 175kph for the entry-level variant.

    Meanwhile, the PHEV comes with a 107hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine, and a 197hp electric motor mated to a CVT. An 18.3kWh battery offers around 110km of electric-only range and can be charged from 30-80 percent in around 35 minutes. It also comes with vehicle-to-load charging capability as standard.

    BYD Seal U SUV: feature highlights

    Standard equipment on the BYD Seal U includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, vegan leather upholstery, wireless phone charging, an Infinity premium sound system and the brand’s 15.6-inch rotatable infotainment system. The India-bound BYD Seal shares some equipment with the BYD Seal U SUV.

    BYD line-up in India

    BYD currently sells two EVs in India: the Atto 3 SUV and the E6 MPV. The Seal sedan will go on sale on March 5, and you can read more on that here.

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    Mahindra Thar 5 door launch confirmed for mid-2024

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