· Prestigious Flemish Automobile Club prize for ideal electric Family Car
· Jurors report: “This car outshines all European competitors’’
· BYD ATTO 3 awarded for its design, safety, technology, interior space, high level of standard features, efficiency and low costs per kilometer
· Revolutionary Blade Battery sets new standards in terms of safety, durability and performance
Antwerp, Belgium – BYD ATTO 3 is voted ‘‘VAB Electric Family Car of the Year 2023’’. The jurors – 15 professional motoring reporters and 74 family jurors that judged 10 different electric cars at famous Zolder race circuit for 3 days – favored BYD ATTO 3 over 9 competitors from Volkswagen, Renault, Citroen, Nissan, CUPRA, MG, Aiways, Seres and SsangYong. VAB is the Flemish Automobile Club, and it organizes a coveted contest every year of the best family cars in different categories.
BYD ATTO 3 has distinguished itself as the best VAB Family Car in the electric vehicle segment. The jurors chose BYD ATTO 3 not only for its design, comfort, quality and practicality, but also awarded points for the high level of warranty cover, low costs per kilometer, spacious interior space, high level of standard features and its state-of-the-art technology features. VAB Editor in Chief Jan Creten explains: “We have organized this contest for more than 30 years. We test cars and judge each vehicle on comfort, infotainment, safety features, accessories, budget and off course practicality, technology and drivability. This year the cars were judged by the professional car media (30% of the total figure), customers and families (50%) and also costs per kilometer for each vehicle. This important last element contributes for 20% of the total figure.
BYD ATTO 3, the first BYD SUV built on e-Platform 3.0
Outstanding Jurors report
The jurors report was clear and concluded: “This car (BYD ATTO 3) outshines European competitors” the report says. “A premium car for a sharp price’’, was another criterion. Whilst “A fresh design and “solid finish” was also mentioned by the professional media jurors. The family-jurors praised the “Fresh design” and the “youthful appearance of the vehicle” as well as the “Futuristic cockpit”, “Great Seats”, “Spacious interior” and “Large boot storage”, whilst “High Efficiency” and “Great handling” was also mentioned.
BYD ATTO 3: VAB electric Family car of the Year 2023
BYD ATTO 3, awarded with the maximum of 5 stars by safety organisation Euro NCAP, ended as the number one vehicles in the electric segment. A great result for a brand new vehicle that has only just been launched in Europe at the Paris Motor Show in October 2022. The BYD ATTO 3 is a spacious front wheel drive C-Segment SUV that combines modern aesthetics with exceptional intelligence and efficiency derived from pioneering electric vehicle technology and smart connectivity. Measuring 4,455 mm in length and 2,050 mm wide (with wing mirrors unfolded), the BYD ATTO 3 enjoys a 2,720 mm wheelbase and is optimised for space and comfort. BYD ATTO 3 offers seating for 5 occupants and plenty of storage in the 440-litre boot, which can be expanded to 1138 litres when the rear seats are folded flat. The vehicle offers a highly efficient 60.48 kWh BYD Blade Battery with 420km range (WLTP combined).
Ground-breaking Blade Battery
BYD ATTO 3 also benefits from the ground-breaking in-house developed BYD Blade Battery which is revolutionising safety, durability and performance in the EV industry. The cobalt-free Blade Battery uses Lithium Iron-Phosphate (LFP) which offers a much higher level of safety compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. Furthermore, the Blade Battery offers more stability, safety and durability, delivering high power density with the benefit of ultra-low energy consumption.
BYD ATTO 3 scores five-star rating in Euro NCAP safety tests
Michael Shu, General Manager and Managing Director, BYD Europe and International Cooperation Division, is very pleased with the prestigious prize of the Flemish Automobile Club for the BYD ATTO 3. He says: “The fact that professional car journalists awarded BYD ATTO 3 the ‘’VAB Electric Car of the Year 2023” accolade is simply fantastic. We are even more pleased that so many families also acted as critical judges during this contest and voted the BYD ATTO 3 as their number one vehicle in the electric segment.”
The BYD ATTO 3 is now launched in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. BYD Stores in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg and Finland will be opened in 2023. In Belgium the vehicle has been on sale since September this year with BYD-partner Inchcape in Zaventem. Stores in Antwerp and Gent will be opened soon. BYD is the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles and power batteries.
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BYD is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Founded in 1995 as a rechargeable battery maker, BYD now boasts a diverse business scope covering automobiles, rail transit, new energy, and electronics, with over 30 industrial parks in China, the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hungary, and India. From energy generation and storage to its applications, BYD is dedicated to providing zero-emission energy solutions that reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. Its new energy vehicle footprint now covers 6 continents, over 70 countries and regions, and more than 400 cities. Listed in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company is known to be a Fortune Global 500 enterprise that furnishes innovations in pursuit of a greener world.
About BYD Europe
BYD Europe is headquartered in the Netherlands and is the first overseas branch of BYD Group, with a commitment to delivering safe and efficient sustainable solutions in new energy vehicles through world-leading technological innovations.
About BYD Auto
Founded in 2003, BYD Auto is the automotive subsidiary of BYD, a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Aiming to accelerate the green transition of the global transportation sector, BYD Auto focuses on developing pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company has mastered the core technologies of the entire industrial chain of new energy vehicles, such as batteries, electric motors, electronic controllers, and automotive-grade semiconductors. It has witnessed in recent years’ significant technological advancements, including the Blade Battery, the DM-i and DM-p hybrid technology, the e-Platform 3.0, and the CTB technology. The company is the world’s first carmaker to stop the production of fossil-fueled vehicles on EV shift and has remained top of new energy passenger vehicle sales in China for 9 years in a row.
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