BYD F5 “Suri” Achieves Top Crash-Test Scores

  BYD F5 “Suri” Achieves Top Crash-Test Scores

        Achieves 5-Star C-NCAP and a New High Score for Chinese Brands

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, PRC -- September 12, 2013

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 C ...

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
            Seatbelt Reminders on the Driver Side       0.50
            Seatbelt Reminders on Front Passenger Side  1.00
Bonus Item  Airbag and Air curtain                      1.00
            ISOFIX Device                               0.50
            ESC (ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL)          1.00
Total Score                                             56.50
Star Rating                                             ★★★★★

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 , or email .

About BYD

BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg’s and Business Week's 2009 Tech 100
) 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 , or email .

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