|By Business Wire||
|September 12, 2013 07:58 PM EDT||
The BYD F5 Suri had achieved notoriety for being the first remote-driving-enabled 5 seat, family sedan ever mass-produced (in 2012), but now China’s Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), the national authority on vehicle safety, has released the latest nationwide C-NCAP evaluation results (published September 7, 2013). Not only did BYD attain a record high-score for all Chinese brands, but they also out-performed most international brands like Ford’s Kuga, Escape and the Volkswagen Santana. The previous record was a 56.3, and BYD’s high score of 56.5 earned them a Five-Star Performance rating on the F5 Suri and the title of “The Safest Car in China.” The BYD F5 Suri achieved outstanding performance in all four areas of the C-NCAP test especially for the body structure design and validity of its safety devices. The vehicle’s safety cage maintained shape during the entire collision testing process and the cockpit remained intact with no noticeable deformation to any of the structural pillars. At the moment of collision, the appropriate airbags deployed flawlessly and after the collision all four doors could still be easily opened from the outside or inside. Additionally, crash test dummies in both the front and rear seats remained in a normal position with seat belts intact and there was no detectable displacement of the child safety seat.
BYD F5 Suri Outperforms Other China Brands in CATARC's (China's Automotive Technology and Research Center) C-NCAP Testing (four areas shown) (Photo: Business Wire)
C-NCAP Impact Test Results for BYD AUTO-QJ7150W (F5 Suri)
|Frontal Impact against Rigid Barrier||15.59|
|40% Overlap Impact against Deformable Barrier in front||15.10|
|Side Impact by Mobile Deformable Barrier||17.84|
|Seat Whiplash Test||4.00|
|Bonus Item||Seatbelt Reminders on the Driver Side||0.50|
|Seatbelt Reminders on Front Passenger Side||1.00|
|Airbag and Air curtain||1.00|
|ESC (ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL)||1.00|
The BYD F5 Suri scored 15.59 points for the frontal impact against a rigid barrier, 15.1 points for the 40% overlap impact against deformable barrier in front and 17.84 points for the side impact by mobile deformable barrier. Seatbelt pretensioners on the driver’s and front passenger’s seats, airbags and air curtains resulted in bonus scores added into the overall score. The F5 Suri is equipped with eight airbags, pre-crash seatbelt tensioning, intelligent and all-dimensional safety protection devices, including six all-round parking sensors, Parking Assist System, TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), Bosch ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) + EBD (Electric Brake-force Distribution), Bosch ESP (Electronic Stability Program), BOS (Brake Override System) and utilizing integral side frames with 3H high-rigidity for the body structure and high-strength, steel anti-collision beams. Additionally, all the high-precision, sheet-metal presses for the outer body panels were designed and manufactured by BYD Japan’s Ogiwara factories (famed for manufacturing precision metal dies).
C-NCAP is the most advanced and relevant testing standard in the Chinese automotive market for safety and is recognized by independent observers who set similar standards in the long-established Euro-NCAP markets. C-NCAP enables Chinese consumers contrast vehicle functions and safety performance compared to others’ brands and models before making a purchase. By scoring 56.5 in the C-NCAP, the BYD F5 Suri is now recognized as the safest sedan made by a Chinese brand. This not only affirms BYD has the highest design and quality, but also indicates that BYD Auto’s R&D teams are well on their way to becoming a top-tier, world-class development team in safety design. For more information, please visit www.byd.com , www.facebook.com/bydcompany or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg’s and Business Week's 2009 Tech 100 List (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100520006751/en/BYD-Tops-Bloomberg-Businessweek%E2%80%99s-12th-Annual-Tech ) and is the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery technologies like the BYD’s Iron Phosphate battery used in BYD electric vehicles and electric buses . BYD’s solar panels and LED Lighting systems have CEC, TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company enjoys rapid growth in consumer electronics space and electrified transportation sector manufacturing under its BYD brand. BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy technology enterprise. The company trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) under the ticker numbers HK.0285 – BYD Electronics and HK.1211 – BYD Company Ltd., as well as on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the ticker number 002594 - BYD Company Ltd. For more information, visit www.byd.com , www.facebook.com/bydcompany or email email@example.com .