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BYD is gearing up to expand its electric car line-up in India. According to the latest reports, the China-based EV maker plans to launch the Seal electric sedan on March 5 joining the existing lineup of the Atto 3 electric SUV and e6 electric MPV.

Showcased during the Auto Expo in January last year, the BYD Seal was initially slated for a festive season launch but faced delays.

Reportedly, measuring 4,800 mm in length, 1,875 mm in width, and 1,460 mm in height, the BYD Seal boasts a sleek design based on the EV maker's dedicated e-Platform 3.0. Influenced by the Ocean X concept displayed in 2021, the Seal features an aerodynamic body with a remarkable drag coefficient of just 0.21 cd.

The electric sedan features a coupe-like design with an all-glass roof, flush-fitting door handles, split LED headlights with boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, and a full-width LED light bar at the rear.

Inside, the BYD Seal comes with a large 15.6-inch central touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a head-up display.

Globally, the BYD Seal comes with two battery pack options: 61 kWh, offering 500 km of range and an 82.5 kWh battery with up to 700 km of range. We could get the latter, along with a dual-motor setup producing 530 BHP.

For Indian roads, the BYD Seal will be available with single PMS and dual-motor options. The Indian variant will feature the more powerful dual-motor version, boasting a combined 523 bhp and an impressive 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 3.8 seconds. Positioned as a premium offering, the expected price range for the BYD Seal in India is around ₹65-70 lakh (ex-showroom), putting it in direct competition with the Kia EV6 and the BMW i4.

It is pertinent to mention here that the electric sedan is already making waves in global markets, where it competes with the likes of the Tesla Model 3.