The BYD SEAL U DMi – BYD’s first UK plug-in hybrid

BYD SEAL U driving in mountains

BYD SEAL U DM-i Available from £33,205

The new BYD SEAL U DM-I is a spacious, five-seater SUV with the ocean design aesthetic we already know and love. Complete with plug-in hybrid technology, it’s the perfect option for those who aren’t quite ready to make the switch to electric.

The fourth model in BYD’s UK lineup, the SEAL U will be available as a plug-in hybrid only.


Maximum torque

671 mi

WLTP combined

1.5L / 96kW

Hybrid engine / Battery capacity

SEAL U DM-i Boost

Available from £33,205
Electric range up to 671 miles¹

SEAL U DM-i Design

Available from £39,905
Electric range up to 540 miles¹

¹Actual electric range and power consumption may depend on the individual user, driving style, vehicle speed, environmental conditions, outside temperature, route profile and other reasons.
This means that the actual figures may differ slightly from the test figures. Find more information here.

BYD SEAL U DM-i Ocean-Inspired Design Language

The BYD SEAL U DM-i features an ocean-inspired design with sleek lines, balanced proportions, an X-shaped front, and U-shaped headlights. Its pronounced upper beltline, defined side skirts, and 19-inch alloy wheels enhance its stylish SUV presence.


BYD SEAL U DMI-i Technology

The BYD Intelligent Cockpit System, accessed via a central touchscreen, features 4G connectivity, OTA updates, and a premium 10-speaker audio system. Standard features include Head-Up Display, Intelligent Voice Control, and multiple charging points.


As a plug-in hybrid SUV, the car’s 18 kW DC rapid charging feature allows you to charge your hybrid SUV from 30% to 80% state of charge in just 35 minutes.

There are four exterior paint colours: Delan Black, Time Grey, Snow White, and Tian Qing.

Yes, a panoramic electric sliding sunroof comes as standard.

The BYD Super DM drivetrain prioritises electric power with minimal reliance on fuel, making it kinder to the environment, while effortlessly adapting to different driving conditions.

A 6 year/93,750 miles full manufacturer’s warranty, 8 year/125,000 miles warranty on at least 70% of the battery’s original capacity, as well as 8 year/93,750 miles warranty on the electric motor as standard.

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