China’s leading electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD (Build Your Dreams) has recently announced its entry into the Bruneian market with the debut of the brand’s first global car, the BYD ATTO 3 this coming Saturday.
BYD, founded in 1995 under the name “Build Your Dreams” has established itself as an industry leader in automotives, renewable energy, electronics and rail transit.
At the press conference recently, Maju Motors announced that the company has been appointed as the sole distributor of BYD cars in the Sultanate.
The debut of BYD in Brunei signifies the brand’s expanding new energy vehicle footprint and is committed to its success in Southeast Asia.
Moreover, the company has already extended its new energy vehicle footprint to over 400 cities across 70 countries and regions on 6 continents.
Commenting on the brand itself, Managing Director Maju Motors Chan Key Hong said: “Today marks the beginning of a new era for Maju Motors and for the whole country because we are bringing in one of the best EVs in the world.”
“BYD stands for Build Your Dreams where they create innovation and technology to bring better life for everyone. Today, China has already brought out so many new innovative technologies and is taking a lead in the global market,” he added.
The BYD ATTO 3 will be the first EV from the Chinese automaker to launch in Brunei. It is the most awarded electric SUV with 18 awards worldwide.
Named the “BYD Yuan Plus” in China, the BYD ATTO 3 is inspired by the Attosecond – the smallest time scale unit in physics – and embodies a speedy, energetic, and dynamic characteristic inside and out.
The BYD ATTO 3 is equipped with the all-new BYD e-Platform 3.0 designed exclusively for pure electric vehicles, giving exceptional performance in terms of intelligence, efficiency, safety, and aesthetics.
Not only that, the eSUV also features the Blade Battery technology, which sets new benchmarks and redefines the standards of EV safety.
According to Product specialist Ryan Phua BYD’s game-changing Blade Battery has passed a series of extreme tests in rigorous conditions making it one of the world’s safest batteries.
On the outside, BYD ATTO 3 dons a sporty and cutting-edge look that exudes dynamic and expressive characteristics
The design of the eSUV exudes the perfect blend of athleticism and elegance, captivating from every side with the Dragon Face 3.0 design language.
The smooth design language flows perfectly through the captivating front fascia; it is equipped with Full LED headlights with an overall design style inherits the family “Dragon Eyes” design language giving the eSUV a more polarising look.
On the rear end, the penetrating LED tail lights, combined with feather special effects, stunningly portray a dragon’s wagging tail.
Furthermore, the ATTO 3 gives out a sporty and aerodynamic design with its expressive upward-sloping waistline and stylish dynamic alloy wheels.
Not only that, customers will get to choose from five striking colour options to choose from, including Surf Blue, Forest Green, Parkour Red, Boulder Grey, and Ski White.
Inside is where the magic happens, highlighted features include a stunning interior that takes inspiration from a music and fitness theme, a 12.8-inch electric rotary touchscreen, DiLink voice command ” Hi, BYD” and many more.
Whereas on the inside the eSUV also impresses us with its spacious boot and plenty of space for both driver and passenger making it perfect for a family car.
Moreover, in terms of charging, for fast charging, a Fast and Rapid Charge (DC) from 30 to 80 per cent state-of-charge (SoC) takes about 30 minutes, while AC charging from 60 to 100 percent SoC requires 8 to 12 hours.
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