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BYD Seal EV heads to Australia in December, priced from RM151k – RM36k cheaper than the Tesla Mannequin 3


BYD Seal EV heads to Australia in December, priced from RM151k – RM36k cheaper than the Tesla Model 3

Australia is the following nation within the Asia-Pacific area to introduce the BYD Seal, with pricing and specs introduced for the EV forward of its market debut there in early December. Pricing for the sedan begins from AUD49,888 (RM151,000) earlier than on-road prices, making it AUD12,000 (RM36,300) cheaper than the Tesla Mannequin 3, for which costs begin from AUD61,900 (RM187,300).

The beginning value of the automobile in Australia can also be cheaper than that of Thailand and Singapore, the place the Seal was launched just lately. Pricing in Thailand begins from THB1,325,000 (RM172,800), whereas that of the automobile in Singapore begins from SGD242,888 (RM841,300).

For the Australian market, the Seal is on the market in three variants, and these are an identical to that seen in Thailand and Singapore. The bottom model for the Seal is the Normal Dynamic Vary rear-wheel drive, which encompasses a single electrical motor providing 201 hp (204 PS or 150 kW) and 310 Nm of twist. A 61.4 kWh Blade LFP battery presents the automobile as much as 460 km of vary.

The second variant is the Premium Prolonged Vary, which is priced from AUD58,798 (RM178.000). It’s additionally rear-wheel drive, however with its single motor placing out 308 hp (313 PS or 230 kW) and 360 Nm providing it higher efficiency. A 82.5 kWh LFP battery offers the automobile with as much as 570 km of vary.

The range-topping variant is the Efficiency AWD, which begins from AUD68,798 (RM208,000). As its suffix suggests, it has a dual-motor powertrain with 523 hp (530 PS or 390 kW) and 670 Nm, and the identical 82.5 kWh battery as within the Premium variant offers it with a quoted WLTP vary of 520 km.

Malaysia will in fact be getting the Seal, with the automobile initially scheduled to be right here by the tip of this 12 months. Its pricing is unlikely to reflect that seen in Australia, as RM150k would put it smack bang within the value zone occupied by the smaller Atto 3 SUV, which is priced from RM149,800 for the Normal variant.

It stays to be seen how will probably be priced right here in relation to its major competitor, the facelifted Tesla Mannequin 3, which begins from RM189,000 for the bottom Rear-Wheel Drive variant. It’s value allowing for that Tesla has further perks obtained by way of MITI’s BEV World Leaders programme.

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