BYD Malaysia is one of the hottest EV (electric vehicle) manufacturers in the country right now. Its first vehicle in our market, the BYD Atto 3, offered a very practical driving range at an affordable price and the company is not stopping there. We saw several BYD cars including the Seal and Dolphin previewed in Malaysia in 2022 and we expect them to be launched here in 2023. So, here are the top BYD EVs you can expect to see in the near future.
BYD Atto 3
The BYD Atto 3 is the first BYD car launched in Malaysia in December 2022 and it has received tremendous reception with 1,000 orders already delivered as of April 2023. The Atto 3 is currently one of the most affordable EVs in Malaysia. Its base Standard Range variant starts at RM149,800 while the Extended Range variant starts at RM167,800.
|BYD Atto 3 Variants||Horsepower (PS)||Torque (Nm)||Battery (kWh)||Range (km)|
Being slightly larger than a Proton X50 and boasting a 440-liter boot, the Atto 3 is no doubt practical, even when compared to non-electric SUVs (sports utility vehicle). It’s also well equipped with both variants getting six airbags, full ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function. It also has a V2L (vehicle to load) outlet which enables it to power other electrical appliances from mini fridges to laptops.
BYD has confirmed that it’ll bring the BYD E6 electric MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) into Malaysia so we can likely see it sooner rather than later. The E6 has a single motor propelling the front wheels, and from what we can gather based on markets like Singapore, only come in a single variant for now. Below are its performance numbers.
|BYD E6 Variant||Horsepower (PS)||Torque (Nm)||Battery (kWh)||Range (km)|
Compared to the Atto 3, the BYD E6 has more conventional exterior and interior styling so it might satisfy the tastes of more buyers. Despite being around the same size as a Proton Exora, the E6 is sold as a five-seater in markets such as Singapore and India, though that does give it a boot space of 580 liters. The BYD E6 is priced at around RM170,000 in Thailand.
The BYD Seal was previewed alongside the Atto 3 in 2022 and is targeted to launch in Malaysia in Q4 2023. This four-door sedan sits on the higher end of BYD’s car lineup and it shows in its styling and performance. It has a sleek silhouette with Porsche Taycan-like headlights and a luxurious cabin. Unlike the previous front-wheel drive (FWD) models we discussed, the BYD Seal comes in rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) variants. Here are the performance numbers of its different variants.
|BYD Seal Variants||Horsepower (PS)||Torque (Nm)||Battery (kWh)||Range (km)|
The Seal is also BYD’s first car to have its battery integrated into its platform as a structural element. This CTB (cell-to-body) structural battery system means that it has increased battery volume and improved safety in a frontal crash. In China, prices for the BYD Seal range from RM138,000 to RM188,000. The BYD Seal was just launched in Thailand this October with prices ranging from the equivalent of RM169,000 to RM204,000.
The BYD Dolphin was previewed with the Seal and was launched in Malaysia in July 2023. This B-segment hatchback has a youthful styling similar to the Atto 3. It comes in two variants with different battery sizes and motors powering the front wheels.
|BYD Dolphin Variants||Horsepower (PS)||Torque (Nm)||Battery (kWh)||Range (km)|
|Dynamic Standard Range||95||180||44.92||410|
|Premium Extended Range||204||310||60.48||490|
The Dolphin is similar in size to the Honda City hatchback and is priced similar to what it’s offered for in Thailand which is around RM103,000. The price of the BYD Dolphin in Malaysia ranges from RM99,000 up to RM125,530, not including on-the-road (OTR) fees. Despite that, it’s still one of the cheapest electric cars you can get right now.
The BYD Tang is a seven-seater electric SUV that provides something the EV market lacks – a large, practical passenger EV that won’t break the bank. It comes in three variants in China with performance numbers as below.
|BYD Tang Variants||Horsepower (PS)||Torque (Nm)||Battery (kWh)||Range (km)|
|Standard Range FWD||228 PS||350||90.3||600|
|Long Range FWD||228||350||108||730|
As you can see, the BYD Tang is no slouch when it comes to power and driving range. It also has ADAS safety features, a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and a luggage capacity of up to 1,655 liters with the second and third-row seats folded down. Prices in China range from RM182,000 to RM228,000.
The BYD Han is BYD’s flagship sedan that’s built to rival cars from the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It has sleek styling to achieve a low drag coefficient of 0.23. According to BYD, this contributes to better speed and range. In fact, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a claimed 3.9 seconds. It has two variants, both with an 85.4 kWh battery.
|BYD Han Variants||Horsepower (PS)||Torque (Nm)||Battery (kWh)||Range (km)|
In the Han’s luxurious interior, you have a 15.6-inch touchscreen infotainment display, ambient lighting, and a multifunctional touchpad on the rear armrest – features that make it a strong competitor in the luxury EV segment. Prices for the BYD Han in China range from RM175,000 to RM215,000.
Electrification is no doubt the future of transportation in Malaysia and BYD is poised to be a major brand we see on our roads. That being said, if you’re not ready for the EV lifestyle, you can always find affordable, quality cars on CARSOME. Each of our CARSOME Certified cars are put through a stringent 175-point inspection to ensure they’re free of major accident and flood damage, and gone through the CARSOME Certified Lab Refurbishment Process. What’s more, CARSOME Certified cars come with a fixed price and no hidden fees, a five-day money-back guarantee, and a one-year warranty.
This content was originally published on 9/5/2023. It has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.