BYD Atto 3 earned a 5-star ANCAP safety rating in Australia

BYD Atto 3 earned a 5-star ANCAP safety rating in Australia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Chinese car brand BYD (Build Your Dreams) is ready to hit the local shores with two electric vehicles - Atto 3 and e6. It has been registering customers’ interests for the upcoming EVs since last month and has also launched its official Facebook page. Well, the recent buzz around one of the upcoming BYD models, the Atto 3, is the EV’s safety rating.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Is BYD Atto 3 a safe car?

    The BYD Atto 3 has proven to be a safe car with a 5-star safety rating received in Euro NCAP and ANCAP crash tests.
  • What safety features are offered with the BYD Atto 3?

    The BYD Atto 3 comes packed with several safety features, including seven airbags, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, front collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and more.
  • Also read: Here’s a close look at the upcoming BYD Atto 3 Interior

    The electric SUV was crash tested by Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) and ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Programme) last month and was awarded with a five-star safety rating. However, in the latter assessment programme, the rating came only for the New Zealand market with Australia remaining unrated on account of a review by federal regulators.

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    The matter involves the placement of child restraint anchor points that also led the Chinese automaker to suspend the vehicle’s sales for a few weeks. Well, the issue has been resolved now and ANCAP has finally announced a 5-star safety rating for the BYD Atto 3 rating in Australia. The full-star rating is applicable to the models that will be built from 21 November 2022.

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    “The extension of the five-star ANCAP safety rating to newly-built and updated vehicles supplied in Australia will be welcome news to new and existing Atto 3 owners,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.

    The category-wise points received by the Chinese EV are - 

    • Adult occupant protection - 91%
    • Child occupant protection - 84%
    • Vulnerable road user protection - 69%
    • Safety assist - 80%

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    Speaking about the safety features, the EV possesses a long list of active and passive safety systems. These include seven airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, a traction control system, a stability control system, parking sensors, a tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, a 360-degree surround view camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, front collision warning, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and lane keep assist.

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    What do you think of the upcoming BYD Atto 3? Does it have the potential to shake the electric vehicle market in Malaysia? Let us know in the comments.

    Also read: BYD e6 EV: What to expect?

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