In a thrilling development for the electric vehicle (EV) market, BYD’s battery electric vehicles have emerged as strong contenders for the prestigious 2024 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards. The World Car Awards (WCA) has included two of BYD’s stellar offerings, the Seal performance sedan and the Dolphin hatchback, as finalists in different categories, showcasing the brand’s commitment to innovation and excellence in the EV space.
The BYD Seal has been selected as a Top 10 Finalist for the WCOTY overall title, while the BYD Dolphin secures a spot as a Top 5 Finalist in the 2024 World Urban Car category. Additionally, both vehicles are in the running for the 2024 World Car Design of the Year award, reflecting BYD’s dedication to technological advancement and aesthetic appeal.
Joining these finalists is the BYD Atto 3 subcompact crossover, which further strengthens BYD’s position in the competition. With three eligible entries in the 36-car list of qualifiers, BYD stands out as one of only two brands with multiple contenders vying for the coveted World Car of the Year prize.
Antonio Zara III, president of Mobility Access Philippines Ventures, Inc. (MAPVI), the exclusive distributor of BYD cars in the country, expressed pride in BYD’s achievements, stating, “To have two models in top contention in this year’s awards is a notable feat while having three in the original eligibility list speaks volumes about BYD as a brand and as a global leader in the New Energy Vehicle space.”
Zara emphasized the significance of BYD’s presence in the Philippines, highlighting the availability of the Atto 3 and Dolphin models at BYD Cars Philippines dealerships. He noted that these vehicles embody BYD’s core brand advantages, including innovation, technology, safety, range, and accessibility, aligning with the country’s evolving automotive landscape.
The proliferation of EV charging stations, supported by the Ayala Corporation’s initiative to install 160 stations this year, underscores the growing acceptance of BYD electric vehicles as practical and sustainable mobility solutions among Filipino consumers.
Established two decades ago, the World Car Awards brings together over 100 esteemed motoring journalists worldwide to recognize automotive excellence, leadership, and innovation. Eligible vehicles must meet specific criteria, including production volume, pricing, and market availability across multiple continents.
Among BYD’s lineup, the Dolphin stands out as a compelling choice for urban commuters, boasting a sleek design and advanced features tailored for city driving. Equipped with extensive safety measures and a commendable driving range, the Dolphin offers a blend of practicality and eco-friendliness at an affordable price point.
Meanwhile, the Atto 3 exemplifies BYD’s commitment to style and substance, featuring a modern interior design and cutting-edge technology. With its robust battery system and impressive performance, the Atto 3 delivers a dynamic driving experience while maintaining a focus on safety and convenience.
The Dolphin and Atto 3 come with comprehensive warranty packages, providing customers with peace of mind and assurance of quality. With BYD’s continued dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction, the brand is poised to make a lasting impact in the global automotive industry.
As the world transitions towards sustainable transportation solutions, BYD’s success in the 2024 World Car of the Year awards reaffirms its position as a frontrunner in the EV market, driving the future of mobility forward with ingenuity and excellence.