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BYD Atto 3 proves quite safe in crash test

October 21, 2022

Five stars for BYD Atto 3

Truly unsafe cars are no longer built in Europe due to the ever stricter safety requirements. Occasionally, however, cars still fail to bring in the maximum score on Euro NCAP’s crash test. Indeed, the standards for that test are also becoming increasingly stringent, especially when it comes to the operation of active safety systems.

Fortunately, the poor Atto 3 in question has not been consigned to perpetuity for nothing. In fact, the model is pinned five stars. According to Euro NCAP, the electric crossover proved safe in the various crash tests. Active safety systems are also fully up-to-date. In both frontal and side impacts, you as an occupant need not worry much about sustaining serious injuries in the Atto 3.

BYD Atto 3

Star Rain

The BYD Atto 3 is the standout candidate in Euro NCAP’s latest series of crash tests. After all, with cars such as the Mazda CX-60, BMW X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer and the Mercedes-Benz EQE, it is somewhat more likely that they will achieve the maximum score. The updated SEAT Ibiza and Arona also earned a neat five stars, as did the updated Volkswagen Golf. The latter added a central airbag, an additional belt tensioner, an intersection assistant and fatigue detection systems, among others.

No maximum score

Two cars in the series did not receive the maximum score. These are the Chinese-made Citroën C5-X and the new Mobilize Limo from Renault subsidiary Mobilize. To those two cars, Euro NCAP awarded two stars. In doing so, the test organization does say that the cars performed well overall, but the lack of certain safety systems caused them not to achieve the maximum score.

All the results of the latest series of crash tests can be found at Euro NCAP.