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BYD Atto Three electrical SUV scores 5 stars in Euro NCAP crash exams | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Though the mannequin examined was LHD, the score may even be relevant to the Proper Hand Drive model to be bought in India.

Chinese language carmaker BYD‘s 5-door electrical SUV Atto 3 has scored a formidable 5-star security score in Euro NCAP crash exams. The score applies to all variants of each left-hand drive and right-hand drive configurations.

BYD not too long ago unveiled the Atto Three in India, with its launch scheduled to happen in November 2022. 

  • Base Lively trim examined got here outfitted with all security options as normal
  • It scored 34.7 out of 38 factors in Grownup Occupant safety exams
  • It scored 44 out of 49 factors within the Little one Occupant safety exams

Very similar to International NCAP, Euro NCAP examined the bottom Lively trim of the Atto 3, which comes outfitted with 7 airbags, together with a central entrance airbag, seat belt pretensioners, ISOFIX anchorages, and even ADAS options similar to autonomous emergency braking, lane preserve help and pace help system – all as normal. All these options will likely be out there on the India-spec mannequin as properly.

BYD Atto Three Euro NCAP check outcomes  

Beginning with the grownup occupant safety class, the Atto Three acquired a 91 p.c score, scoring 34.7 out of a doable 38 factors. Within the frontal deformable offset barrier check in addition to the full-width inflexible barrier check, the Atto Three supplied good or sufficient safety to each driver and passengers. It additionally scored most factors within the aspect influence check; nevertheless, within the extra extreme aspect pole check, it supplied weak safety to the driving force’s chest space.

Even in baby occupancy safety, the electrical SUV scored most factors for each the frontal offset check and the aspect barrier influence check, providing good safety to dummies positioned for youngsters aged 6 and 10 years previous. The entrance passenger airbag might be disabled to permit a rearward-facing baby restraint for use in that seating place. It, nevertheless, misplaced a number of factors because of the lack of an built-in CRS (baby restraint system), scoring a complete of 44 out of 49 factors or 89 p.c.  

The Atto Three didn’t fare as properly by way of pedestrian safety, scoring 69 p.c or 37.5 out of 72 doable. The safety supplied by the bonnet to pedestrians’ heads was good or sufficient, with some poor areas on the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper supplied good safety to pedestrians’ legs however safety of the pelvis area was nearly totally poor.

The Atto 3’s autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system in addition to lane assist system carried out properly in most check eventualities, scoring 74 p.c or 12 out of 16 factors in security help programs.

BYD Atto 3: India launch particulars

The Atto Three will likely be BYD’s second mannequin in India after the e6 MPV. Whereas the costs will likely be introduced subsequent month, the corporate has began accepting bookings for the electrical SUV for a token quantity of Rs 50,000. Deliveries for the primary 500 models will start in January 2023. The SUV will come to India as a CKD unit and will likely be assembled on the carmaker’s Sriperumbudur facility close to Chennai. For extra particulars on this upcoming electrical automobile, click on right here.

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