The biggest winner in 2022 is none other than BYD. Through DM-i technology and blade batteries, the brand image of “technology is king and innovation is the foundation” has been solidified, and then the e-platform 3.0, realized the double-line sales boost in both plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles.
In 2023, in order to hit the sales target of 4 million vehicles, BYD has set its sights on the CNY 100,000-level small car market again, and launched the BYD Seagull based on the e-platform 3.0. It is positioned as “a new generation of mainstream scooter”. It is offered by 3 configurations, priced at RMB 73,800 to RMB 89,800
The overall style of BYD Seagull is sporty, with cyberpunk elements integrated into the shape, and simple lines, showing a cool personality. According to the declared information, the length, width and height of BYD Seagull are 3780/1715/1540 mm respectively.
Thanks to the design of the four wheels and four corners of the pure electric platform, it also squeezes out a 2500mm wheelbase, which is longer than the Leapmotor T03 and ORA White Cat (from Great Wall Motors). The rear row is also a flat without bump, and a more comfortable driving space can be obtained.
On the side of the body, the lines of the BYD Seagull are also obvious. The window line rises faster behind the B-pillar, forming an obvious angle with the waistline. On the other hand, the roof line is relatively straight, which should be to create a better interior space. . At the same time, the new car also uses hidden door handles to make the side appearance more concise.
The rear of the car also has an obvious sense of hierarchy, with a small rear wing on the top, the popular bar-type taillights in the middle, and a larger surround on the bottom, making the overall look very compact. Obviously, BYD Seagull came prepared this time, because the small cars and mini cars currently on the market are basically cute, and it uses a design that takes into account both male and female consumer groups, covering a wider range.
After entering the car, the Seagull will give you a sense of familiarity, and the interior has many designs from BYD Dolphin. At the same time, we can also feel that the Seagull is more practical. The new car uses a larger LCD instrument panel. The bottom of the central control screen is replaced with a mobile phone wireless charging panel and a double cup holder. At the same time, it is also hollowed out so that to get a good storage space.
On the most critical “three big parts” of electric vehicles, all Seagull series are equipped with a brand-new three-in-one E-motor, which can burst out a maximum power of 55kW and a peak torque of 135N m. The official It means that the acceleration time from 0-50km/h is 4.9s, which is faster than most models of the same price.
In terms of battery life, the new car is equipped with a blade battery, with options of 305km and 405km, and the corresponding battery capacities are 30.08kWh and 38.88kWh respectively. In addition, all new cars come standard with fast charging, which can charge from 30% to 80% in 30 minutes.