Bangkok 2024: BYD Seagull – Myvi-sized EV previewed


Bangkok 2024: BYD Seagull – Myvi-sized EV previewed

The BYD Seagull has been proven on the 2024 Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present that’s ongoing proper now, and that is positioned under the Dolphin within the Chinese language producer’s product line-up.

Measuring 3,780 mm lengthy, 1,715 mm large and 1,540 mm tall with a wheelbase of two,500 mm, the BYD Seagull is comparable in bodily measurement to the Malaysian favorite, the Perodua Myvi, which measures 3,895 mm lengthy, 1,735 mm large and 1,515 mm tall, with an equivalent wheelbase at 2,500 mm.

Particulars for the Thailand market stay sparse at the moment, although for China, motive energy within the Seagull is from a single electrical motor in both 74 hp or 94 hp specification, and there are two battery choices, both a 30 kWh or a 38 kWh unit, providing vary of as much as 305 km or 405 km respectively.

The Seagull was launched for worldwide markets final month starting with Uruguay, adopted by Brazil, and in these markets the automotive is bought with a 75 PS/130 Nm drive motor. Two battery specs are supplied for the worldwide launch, the primary being a 30.08 kWh battery providing a claimed 300 km of vary (NEDC), and a 38 kWh battery for a claimed 380 km of vary (NEDC).

In China, the Seagull went on sale from 80,000 yuan to 100,000 yuan, or between RM51k and RM64k based mostly on conversion charges on the time of its unveiling in April 2023. On condition that the Dolphin went on sale in China priced at as much as 136,000 yuan (RM88k) on the time, after which in Malaysia from RM101k to RM126k, assuming the identical conversion for the Seagull might imply theoretically imply a worth vary of RM73k to RM91k.

For Malaysia, understands there was consideration for the BYD Seagull to be dropped at market as a finances providing under the Dolphin, and thus, priced decrease than that mannequin’s RM99,900 entry level earlier than on-the-road charges.

Nevertheless, given the RM100k flooring worth for electrical autos bought in Malaysia that’s in impact till the tip of 2025, a Seagull entry into the Malaysian market could be a non-starter because the RM100k positioning would place it side-by aspect with the Dolphin, which is bigger, extra generously geared up automobile. Come 2026, how a lot do you suppose the BYD Seagull could be priced for the Malaysian market?

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