BYD did not release further information, including which version of the model was ordered the most. The Seal electric sedan is the first BYD model to feature CTB (cell to body) technology with a range of up to 700 kilometers.
In official pre-sale, BYD Seal is available in four versions namely:
- The standard rear-wheel drive Elite version with a CLTC range of 550 km starts at RMB 212,800 ($31,860).
- The standard range of the premium version is rear-wheel drive with a range of 550 km starting from RMB 225,800.
- The long-range rear-wheel drive version with a range of 700 km starts at RMB 262,800.
- The four-wheel drive performance version with a range of 650 km starts at RMB 289,800.
Seen as one of the Tesla Model 3’s strongest competitors, the Seal is expected to be an important driver of BYD’s continued growth.
BYD Seal is said to be a competitor to the Tesla Model 3. BYD claims the Seal has better power, energy consumption, and specifications than the Model 3.
The BYD Seal is expected to be the most important model in BYD’s history, when it comes to Model 3 sales. BYD targets monthly sales to exceed 30,000 units.