BYD reportedly received a prestigious five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for its electric ATTO 3 crossover SUV on Wednesday. Remarkably, it is the latest Chinese automaker to garner the highest marks as it strives to establish itself in Europe‘s competitive auto industry, as per Reuters.
We recently reported on BYD’s plan to launch the Atto 3 in the Indian market. Based on the teaser video, the BYD Atto 3 appears to be a sleek-looking electric vehicle. The front appears contemporary, with a chrome-finished blanked-out grille, LED headlights, and embedded DRLs.
Going back, the new BYD Atto 3 electric SUV received a score of 34.7 out of 38 in the Euro NCAP crash test for adult occupant protection, and a score of 44 out of 49 for child safety, as per Drive Spark.
The report also noted that the BYD Atto 3 earned a respectable 69% on the driver assistance and pedestrian safety systems test. Additionally, the automated emergency braking (AEB) system did a good job of preventing the majority of crash scenarios.
Furthermore, the lane-keeping assistance system performed effectively in adjusting the vehicle’s course while veering off the road. However, some points were docked for the lack of a driver fatigue recognition feature. The overall rating for the safety aid features was 74%.
Another two Chinese-made vehicles obtained four-star ratings. Stellantis and Dongfeng collaborated to create the eCitroenC5 X. Meanwhile, Renault‘s Mobilize Limo is an electric sedan developed in collaboration with Jiangling Motors.
According to Automotive News, the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) ratings are not legally binding because it does not certify vehicles for road use. However, Euro NCAP safety testing is essential to European consumers.
In retrospect, Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor won five-star ratings for its WEY brand Coffee 01 hybrid SUV and its ORA brand Funky Cat electric sedan last month. Meanwhile, Mercedes- Benz’s EQE electric sedan was among the other vehicles to receive a five-star rating on Wednesday.
The German car rental company Sixt also announced last week that it had ordered about 100,000 electric vehicles from BYD in the subsequent years. Another BYD milestone was the launch of the Atto 3 in India, as we previously reported.
The Atto 3 will certainly grow in popularity throughout Europe and beyond due to this most recent high rating from Euro NCAP.