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Yet another Tesla Model Y and Kia EV5 rival? BYD Seal X electric car details revealed as production version of Ocean-M concept packs up to 310kW - report

BYD has unofficially pulled the covers off the production version of a wild concept shown off at last month's Beijing Auto Show.

The BYD Seal X, as it seems to be called, is a road-ready electric car successor to the garish Ocean-M concept (the orange one with the big wing) displayed by the brand in Beijing.

The production Seal X does away with the bright hue and racey bits to look more like a high-riding version of the Seal sedan.

It has been revealed the way new Chinese cars often are - through approval documents published by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). CarNewsChina has, as usual, accessed and reported on the details so far.

The inadvertent (but expected, by this point) reveal details its drivetrain options and design in more detail, as well as hinting that it may be known by one of three or four names.

The Seal X may also be called the 06 GT, the Mini, or the 05 EV according to three nameplates lodged in the application by the brand, while the physical car itself has been detailed in its dimensions.

Around the same size as a Kia EV5 and with a smaller footprint than the Tesla Model Y, the Seal X comes in at 4630mm long, 1880mm wide and 1490mm tall, with a 2820mm wheelbase.

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Compare this to the Seal sedan available in Australia (4800mm long / 1875mm wide / 1460mm tall) and the Seal X appears to be a hatch-ified version of the same.

A single-motor Seal X with 160kW and a dual-motor version with 310kW are on the cards, though no sizing for the BYD Blade lithium iron phosphate battery nor expected ranges have been revealed.

It's not to be confused with the BYD Sealion 6, a plug-in hybrid medium SUV that's slated for Australian launch imminently as part of its expected five-model expansion including the Shark ute.

Chris Thompson
Racing video games, car-spotting on road trips, and helping wash the family VL Calais Turbo as a kid were all early indicators that an interest in cars would stay present in Chris’ life, but loading up his 1990 VW Golf GTI Mk2 and moving from hometown Brisbane to work in automotive publishing in Melbourne ensured cars would be a constant. With a few years as MOTOR Magazine’s first digital journalist under his belt, followed by a stint as a staff journalist for Wheels Magazine, Chris’ career already speaks to a passion for anything with four wheels, especially the 1989 Mazda MX-5 he currently owns. From spending entire weeks dissecting the dynamic abilities of sports cars to weighing up the practical options for car buyers from all walks of life, Chris’ love for writing and talking about cars means if you’ve got a motoring question, he can give you an answer.
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