20 Nov 2022
Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP SAFETY, has today published a five-star safety rating for Australian-supplied Standard Range and Extended Range models of the BYD ATTO 3 built from 21 November 2022.
Publication of this rating follows changes made to Australian-sold ATTO 3 models built from 21 November 2022 in relation to the number, placement and use of child restraint anchorages.
Existing owners of Australian-supplied ATTO 3 vehicles built prior to 21 November 2022 are advised to have the brand-initiated updates to the centre rear and front passenger seats completed by BYD as soon as possible so that their vehicle is eligible for the five-star ANCAP safety rating. Vehicles that have not had these updates applied remain unrated by ANCAP.
“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 Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg.
“This rating provides positive guidance to potential fleet buyers looking to increase the range of five-star electric vehicles on their purchasing lists,” Ms Hoorweg added.
Publication of this rating for Australian-supplied models follows the October 2022 release of a five-star rating for New Zealand-supplied ATTO 3 models.
Full details on the BYD ATTO 3 rating applicable to Australian and New Zealand-supplied vehicles can be viewed here.
BYD ATTO 3 (Jul 2022 – onwards) - far side impact test
BYD ATTO 3 (Jul 2022 – onwards) - full width frontal test at 50km/h
BYD ATTO 3 (Jul 2022 – onwards) - oblique pole test at 32km/h
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