The Flemish Vehicle Membership, VAB, which holds the coveted contest yearly for the most effective household vehicles in several classes, has voted the BYD Atto 3 the Household Automotive of The 12 months 2023. 15 skilled motoring reporters and 74 household jurors judged 10 completely different electrical vehicles on the well-known Zolder race circuit over a 3-day interval. The BYD Atto 3 beat the opposite 9 rivals from Volkswagen, Renault, Citroen, Nissan, CUPRA, MG, Aiways, Seres, and SsangYong.
BYD says the BYD Atto 3 “is a entrance wheel drive C-Section SUV that mixes fashionable aesthetics with distinctive intelligence and effectivity derived from pioneering electrical car know-how and good connectivity. Measuring 4,455 mm in size and a couple of,050 mm extensive (with wing mirrors unfolded), the BYD ATTO 3 enjoys a 2,720 mm wheelbase and is optimised for house and luxury. BYD ATTO 3 gives seating for five occupants and loads of storage within the 440-litre boot, which may be expanded to 1138 litres when the rear seats are folded flat. The car gives a extremely environment friendly 60.48 kWh BYD Blade Battery with 420km vary (WLTP mixed).”
BYD says its revolutionary Blade Battery “has the very best security, sturdiness and efficiency within the EV trade. The cobalt-free Blade Battery makes use of Lithium Iron-Phosphate (LFP) which gives a a lot greater stage of security in comparison with typical lithium-ion batteries. Moreover, the Blade Battery gives extra stability, security and sturdiness, delivering excessive energy density with the good thing about ultra-low power consumption.”
The jurors picked the BYD Atto 3 not just for its design, consolation, high quality and practicality, but in addition awarded factors for the extent of guarantee cowl, low prices per kilometer, spacious inside house, and excessive stage of ordinary options, in addition to different know-how options. VAB Editor in Chief Jan Creten says: “We’ve organized this contest for greater than 30 years. We take a look at vehicles and decide every car on consolation, infotainment, security options, equipment, finances and off track practicality, know-how and drivability. This yr the vehicles have been judged by the skilled automotive media (30% of the overall determine), clients and households (50%) and in addition prices per kilometre for every car. This vital final ingredient contributes for 20% of the overall determine.”
Extracts from the jurors report included “The BYD ATTO 3 outshines European rivals. A premium automotive for a pointy value. A contemporary design and strong end have been among the takeaways from the skilled media jurors. The household jurors praised the “Contemporary design” and the “youthful look of the car” in addition to the “Futuristic cockpit,” “Nice Seats,” “Spacious inside,” and “Massive boot storage,” whereas “Excessive Effectivity” and “Nice dealing with” have been additionally famous.
The BYD Atto 3 was not too long ago awarded with the utmost of 5 stars by security group Euro NCAP. The BYD Atto 3 has been launched in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. BYD shops within the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, and Finland will likely be opened in 2023. In Belgium, the car has been on sale since September this yr from BYD accomplice Inchcape in Zaventem. Shops in Antwerp and Gent will likely be opened quickly.
It’s nice to see BYD getting this nicely deserved recognition. BYD is on an enormous growth drive and is taking its EVs to the world. Final month, BYD exported 12,318 items of its passenger automobiles. It’s about to get actually thrilling for each the native Chinese language and the export markets as BYD continues to ramp up manufacturing. Final month, BYD produced a brand new file 230,129 EVs, up from simply 91,829 on the identical time final yr. Battery-electric automobiles and plug in hybrid automobiles are known as New Vitality Autos (NEVs) in China, and BYD is the chief by way of volumes of NEVs offered.
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