BYD launched in European market the electric SUV BYD Seal U

BYD ha lanciato sul mercato europeo il SUV elettrico BYD Seal U

BYD expands its European portfolio launching the versatile, future-oriented SUV for the D-segment BYD Seal U full electric.

The ‘U’ in the name referring to ‘Utility’ and BYD Seal is the ultimate family car with a spacious, practical, and comfortable passenger cabin, combined with stylish aesthetics, exceptional value and a high specification as standard. In addition, the Seal U offers high-quality materials and advanced technology in terms of safety, connectivity, and well-being. Meanwhile, the driving range of up to 500 kilometres (WLTP) ensures even greater peace of mind. The BYD Seal U EV will be available in two variants, with deliveries starting from February 2024.

BYD ha lanciato sul mercato europeo il SUV elettrico BYD Seal UThe SUV is characterized by its attractive X-shaped front end with a rounded and curved design. The U-shaped headlights fit into the hood, creating a striking and distinctive identity exclusive to the Ocean Series, while the dual lenses further enhance its visually high-tech appearance.

The flowing design with balanced proportions continues to the side, where the powerful upper beltline extends from the headlights to the taillights. The side view is embellished by the 19 inch alloy wheels with meticulously polished black wheel spokes and glossy finish. The wide-body design of the rear end complements the roundness of the front face, resulting in a harmonious and well-proportioned aesthetic. The rear bumper is accentuated by black and silver details, while the design of the through-type LED taillight draws inspiration from water drop elements, referencing the brand’s ‘Ocean Aesthetics’ design language.

Premium cockpit experience

BYD ha lanciato sul mercato europeo il SUV elettrico BYD Seal UInside, the BYD Seal U exudes a premium atmosphere with a tasteful mix of modern and elegant design, soft-touch surfaces, high-quality finishing, and wrap-around multi-colour ambient lighting. The seats, parts of the dashboard, door panels and centre console are upholstered in vegan leather with double contrasting stitching. The ‘Legacy Gearshift Panel’ including an exquisitely designed crystal gearshift knob reflects the ocean-inspired design theme. Key features such as comfort, convenience and well-being inside the Seal U are also reflected in the large front seats, which are electrically multi-adjustable, heated and ventilated as standard. The two large digital screens are direct evidence of the brands high-tech DNA. They contribute to the ergonomics and convenience on board, thanks to the clear readability in addition to its intuitive touchscreen operation. Meanwhile, the panoramic electric sliding sunroof makes the cabin light and airy, whilst the PM2.5 interior filter – including an air purification system in the extended trim level – makes sure all occupants breathe heavenly fresh air.

Dimensions & practicality

BYD ha lanciato sul mercato europeo il SUV elettrico BYD Seal UThe BYD Seal U has everything to excel as a comfortable family car with excellent practicality. Positioned below the larger BYD Tang seven-seater SUV in BYD’s European line-up, the five-seater D-segment SUV is 4,785 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and 1,668 mm high. Due to its 2,765 mm wheelbase and flat floor design, there is plenty of legroom for rear passengers, while the Seal U offers a particularly quiet cabin experience with excellent NVH levels (noise vibration harshness). With the family-oriented SUV, a lot of attention has been paid to improve practicality. The rear seat can be folded down in parts (60:40), making it easy to expand the cargo volume from 552 to 1,440 litres. Functionality is further underlined by the storage compartments with high utilization rate, two convenient cup holders in the centre console, four USB ports and wireless charging capability for two smartphones simultaneously. And particularly functional and useful in areas where there is no power socket available: the BYD Seal U’s battery supports V2L (Vehicle-to-Load), allowing the car to be used as a portable power supply for electrical devices.

BYD Blade Battery technology

Like all BYD passenger cars offered in Europe, the BYD Seal U is equipped as standard with BYD’s unique, cobalt-free Blade Battery technology, developed in-house with the primary goal of optimizing safety, durability, longevity, performance, and space utilization. The battery pack consists of many thin elongated cells that actually look like blades. In addition, it uses lithium iron phosphate (LFP) as a cathode material to increase safety, durability, and thermal stability, while the Seal U’s battery offers an industry leading energy density of up to 145 Wh/kg. The exceptional safety level of the Blade Battery itself is demonstrated by exceeding the requirements of the so-called Nail Penetration Test. This is the most rigorous way to test battery thermal runaway and simulates the consequences of a serious road accident.

Two efficient drivetrain configurations

BYD ha lanciato sul mercato europeo il SUV elettrico BYD Seal UThe BYD Seal U will be offered in two trim levels (Comfort and Design), both with their own drivetrain configuration. Both versions are driven by a powerful permanent magnet synchronous electric motor through the front wheels. With a maximum output of 160 kW and up to 330 Nm of torque direct from a standstill, the Seal U is able to reach a top speed of 175 km/h.

The Comfort version offers a 71.8 kWh battery and a range of up to 420 kilometres (WLTP, combined). The Design version has an 87 kWh battery and an even more reassuring range of up to 500 kilometres (WLTP, combined). The BYD Seal U comes as standard with an 11 kW 3-phase AC on-board charger and is capable of DC ultra-fast charging speeds of up to 140 kW. This means it takes just 27 to 28 minutes to charge the Blade Battery from 30% to 80% of its capacity. The comfortable range and low energy consumption isn’t only achieved by the BYD Seal U’s revolutionary Blade Battery and low drag coefficient of just 0.32 Cd, but also by its highly efficient 8-in-1 electric drivetrain. This technology integrates eight key components, resulting in optimised space utilization and 88% system efficiency. In addition, BYD’s 8-in-1 electric powertrain works in close synergy with a high-efficiency heat pump system for precise regulation of the battery temperature, to get the most out of the battery in all circumstances and weather conditions.

Source: BYD

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