Update: The 2023 BYD Atto 3 has received a five-star ANCAP rating in Australia
gave 2023 BYD Atto 3 The electric car now carries. Five star ANCAP rating After addressing child prevention issues in both Australia and New Zealand, As detailed below..
The ANCAP rating will apply to BYD Atto 3 models manufactured after November 21, 2022, which have undergone the necessary modifications to meet our safety standards.
Owners of cars built before this date are encouraged to consult their dealer for modifications carried out by EVDirect, the Australian third-party importer of BYD models.
The required modifications relate to the lack of an accessible top tether point in the rear center seat and child seat mounts for the front passenger seat, which are against Australian design rules. Once the work is complete, these cars will be rated five stars, but will remain unrated until then.
“This rating provides positive guidance to potential fleet buyers looking to add a range of five-star electric vehicles to their shopping lists,” said Carla Horwig, CEO of ANCAP.
See the image below for a detailed breakdown. ANCAP highly praised the BYD Atto 3 for adult and child occupant protection, but deducted points for vulnerable road user protection.
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October 17: BYD Australia issues safety bulletin for Atto 3 child restraints.
For EV Direct, Australian distributor BYD Atto 3advises owners not to install child restraints in the middle seat.
It follows its five-star ANCAP safety rating, which has sparked legal concerns for Australia after it was revealed the score only applied to the New Zealand variant.
The safety bulletin – sent out by email over the weekend – tells owners “not to use the rear center seat to attach any child seat”, the top for the middle seat in the electric small SUV. There is a shortage of teachers.
A top-tether for the center seat has been a long-standing requirement in Australia for a five-seat passenger vehicle.
“BYD Australia is in the process of resolving this issue and will provide you with further updates shortly,” added EVDirect.
It then asks owners to click a button to “acknowledge that you have read and understand. [sic]”
Photos taken by local owners show that there may be an ADR-approved top tether arrangement, however, it is mounted behind the seat fabric, potentially violating compliance rules.
Australian Design Rule 34/03 states: “Clearance shall be provided around each ‘upper anchor fitting’ to permit latching and unlatching. Without the use of toolsof ‘attaching clip’ with ‘upper anchor fitting’ when installed in a vehicle.”
For more information on BYD Atto 3 safety rating, read below.
October 13: 2023 BYD Atto 3 EV gets five-star ANCAP rating – but only in New Zealand
Independent crash test authority ANCAP has awarded the Chinese BYD Atto 3 five stars – but not for Australian market cars.
ANCAP said the battery-electric Atto 3 small SUV performed well in each of the four key assessment areas, with the New Zealand variant achieving a five-star safety rating in both the standard range and extended range. .
Top marks were given for protection provided to the driver in the side impact and front side impact tests, while the front and rear seat occupancy measures also scored well, and in the side impact and frontal offset crash assessments for child occupants. Maximum points are scored.
The Atto 3’s active safety capability was also shown to be advanced, with standard fit pedestrian and cyclist detection autonomous emergency braking systems performing well in forward, reverse, daytime and nighttime test scenarios. .
ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Horwig said, “This five-star ANCAP safety rating for the BYD Atto 3 will no doubt come as welcome news to New Zealand buyers looking for a safe and green choice for its value. Looking for.”
However, ANCAP said it is now working with BYD to classify Australian-supplied Eto3 vehicles for specific models locally.
In Australia, the BYD Atto 3 comes in two guises: a standard range with a 49.9kWh battery and a single motor capable of producing 150kW/310Nm and a claimed driving range of 345km, or an extended range with 420km and more. It offers strength. The torque is going to the front wheels but using the 60.4kWh battery.
The standard range Atto 3 is $44,381 before on-road costs, while the extended range is $47,381 + ORC.
In New Zealand, the same variants are on sale but for NZ$55,490 (AU$49,618) and NZ$59,990 (AU$53,642) respectively.