BYD ATTO 3 is a winner in New Zealand and around the world

February 2023
  • Six NZ Automotive awards won since launch in June 2022 by highly regarded New Zealand Motoring Publications.
  • Awarded New Zealand Car of the Year by the Motoring Writers Guild.
  • Host of notable awards from around the globe.
  • Most awarded EV vehicle of 2022 in NZ.
  • BYD NZ a supplier on the All of Government motor vehicle fleet list.
  • Global growth increase of 208.64% on 2021.
  • BYD Co. Ltd Founder, Chairman & President Wang Chuanfu top finalist for World Car Person of the Year 2023.

The BYD ATTO3 in New Zealand has now become the most awarded EV of 2022, earning six notable awards, including the prestigious New Zealand Car of the Year from the Motoring Writers Guild.

“BYD Auto New Zealand is incredibly proud to receive these notable awards for 2022,” said Warren Willmot, BYD national brand manager. “Our customers have taken a leap of faith with a new brand in New Zealand which a lot of people would not have heard of eight months ago. These awards cement our customers purchasing decisions and gives reassurance that their decision was in line with expert opinions in New Zealand and globally. Every BYD ATTO 3 on the road potentially replaces an internal combustion engine vehicle, which moves us towards a greener future and BYD’s ultimate global goal of cooling the Earth by one degree.”

Off the back of winning several national awards across different publications, it’s no surprise that BYD has been listed as a supplier on the All of Government motor vehicle fleet list.

Local awards have reflected the success of international acclaim with a series of global awards also won during 2022. Most recently, BYD Co. Ltd Chairman & President Wang Chuanfu was nominated as a finalist for World Car Person of the Year, an award that recognises individual contribution to the global vehicle industry.

In 2022, BYD became the world’s best‐selling plug‐in electric vehicle brand, managing to sell a record 1.8 million units, more than triple its numbers from a year earlier and an increase of 208.64 % over 2021.

2022 New Zealand Awards

NZ Motoring Writers Guild Car of the Year 2022
Drive Life Best Value Car of the Year 2022
Autocar Overall Car of the Year 2022
Autocar Best Value Car 2022
AA / Driven NZ Clean Car BEV Best in Class 2022
Company Vehicle EV of the Year 2022

2022 International Awards

2022 Eighth China Automotive Golden Wheel Award ‐ Trendy A‐class Pure Electric SUV Of the Year
2022 China Auto List ‐ Annual New Energy SUV
2022 EVES ‐ Most Popular A‐class Pure Electric SUV of the year
2022 Israel Sport 5 ‐ Vehicle of the Year
2022 Belgian VAB Magazine – Family Electric Vehicle of the Year Award
5 Star ANCAP Safety Rating

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