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ANCAP Safety has given a five-star rating to the Australian-supplied BYD Atto 3. This applies to both the Standard Range and Extended Range models built from November 2022.

According to the leading authority on safety, this updated rating is because of the changes made to the vehicle. This includes the number, placement, and use of child restraint anchorages.

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.

ANCAP advises existing owners of the ATTO 3 model built prior to November 21, 2022, 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.

The BYD ATTO 3 features dual frontal, side chest-protecting, side head-protecting (curtain), and centre airbags.

All variants also have Autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car, Vulnerable Road User, Junction Assist and Backover) as well as a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK), and a speed sign recognition system.

A full list of this vehicle’s safety features can be found here.

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