Hiace 07 will be unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show

BYD shared the sketches of the upcoming mid-size SUV and announced the EV will have a public debut on November 17 at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.

The exponential growth of BYD’s family of battery-electric vehicles is showing no signs of abating with confirmation that a new model, the Sea Lion 07, will be unveiled on November 17 at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China.


BYD’s latest model has been teased through a series of sketches that reveal it will be an SUV and form part of the brand’s ‘Ocean’ series that already includes the Seal, Dolphin, and Seagull, hence the Sea Lion name. It is understood that design inspiration has been taken from the Ocean-X sedan concept that BYD launched a couple of years ago which went on to spawn both the Seal sedan and the Seal SUV.

It appears as though the Sea Lion 07 will be noticeably smaller than the Seal SUV and have a slightly cleaner and more well-proportioned design. The design has been led by former Audi and Lamborghini designer Wolfgang Egger and includes a front end with sharp LED headlights and DRLs, similar to those of the Seal. However, whereas the rest of the Seal’s front end is quite flowing and curvaceous, the front of the Seal Lion has much sharper angles and more aggressive air intakes.