As promised, BYD is bringing its two Seal models to the international market, starting wtih Europe. The BYD Seal all-electric sedan and the Seal U fully electric SUV are both showcased at this year's IAA Mobility in Munich, Germany. If everything goes to plan, the two vehicles should debut in Europe by the end of this year or in early 2024.
Both EVs are already selling in China and from what we can see, their European versions retain the same design, except that the "Build Your Dreams" at the back of the Seal is now gone. Another interesting thing to note is that the Seal U is known as the Song Plus Champion Edition, but that name is obviously too much for western markets, so BYD went with something shorter and easier.
Unfortunately, we don't know which configurations will make their way to Europe, but the entry-level Seal with 204 hp, 61.44 kWh battery and 342 miles of CLTC rating will likely make the cut. The long-range model has a bigger 82.5 kWh battery for 435 miles autonomy. This model is powered by a single 313 hp motor. The most powerful option offers 404 miles of range and a 530 hp dual-motor setup.
On the other hand, the Seal U comes with a 71 kWh battery by default, enough to power the vehicle for 323 miles with its 204 hp electric motor. A long range version offers an 87 kWh battery and 218 hp of peak output.