BYD Seal FIRST LOOK: better than a Tesla Model 3?

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If there’s one car that has come to define the electric car revolution, it has to be the Tesla Model 3. Millions have been sold since its introduction, making it the best-selling electric car in the world. So you might be wondering why has nobody thought about doing the same. Why aren’t the roads full of sleek, slippery saloons with almost unearthly efficiency?

Now, six years after the Model 3 arrived, BYD is finally having a go. The Seal is part of BYD’s Ocean range of electric cars and it’s coming to UK later this year with the sole aim of stealing sales away from the market leader.

The Seal will be the third BYD model to come to the UK following the Atto 3, which launched in March, and the Dolphin, which is due by the end of the year.
It’s 4.8 metres long, 1.9 metres wide and 1.5 metres high. Which makes it almost identical to the Tesla Model 3. What a coincidence…

The Seal will be offered in the UK in two versions – rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The rear-drive version comes with 308bhp while the all-wheel drive version offers 523bhp. Which is a lot. The rear-drive version can go from 0-62mph in 5.9 seconds, while the all-wheel drive one does the same in 3.9 seconds. Which is pretty quick.

Both versions come with an 82kWh battery as standard which uses LFP chemistry and BYD’s blade design.

Join Mike as he takes a close look around the new BYD Seal at its European reveal in Barcelona. Is this the car to steal the Tesla Model 3’s crown? Or is the Tesla still the car of choice? As always, we’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.


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