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The world’s leading electric car manufacturer is now available at Arnold Clark.

Test-drive the BYD ATTO 3, BYD Dolphin or brand-new BYD Seal at your local BYD retailer and see for yourself why BYD has outsold Tesla.

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BYD models

There are currently three BYD models: the ATTO 3, the Dolphin and the Seal, with more models coming soon.

BYD Dolphin

BYD Dolphin

In stock now.

The award-winning Dolphin is now available to order and to test-drive. See why it's been voted 'Car of the Year' and 'Best Small Electric Car' in the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2024.

BYD Seal

BYD Seal

In stock now.

The brand-new prestige saloon is ready to test-drive at Arnold Clark!

BYD Seal U

BYD Seal U

Coming Soon

Register your interest to know when BYD’s first plug-in hybrid arrives in the UK. This family SUV is sure to shake up the market with its revolutionary BYD technology.

BYD Atto 3

BYD ATTO 3

In stock now.

The first BYD to land in the UK is the perfect family SUV with a range of 261 miles.^ Packed to the brim with technology, every journey is a breeze in the ATTO 3.

Now on the Motability Scheme

We’re delighted to announce that the BYD ATTO 3 and Dolphin are now available on the Motability Scheme from just £845 advance payment!

BYD branches

We now have five locations across the UK, with four in Scotland and one in England. View a full list of our branches below.

About BYD

What makes BYD different?

BYD started as a battery manufacturer and, as such, they have the historical expertise and knowledge to design and build BEVs (battery electric vehicles) to a high standard.

BYD make almost all components in-house and even supply parts to other car manufacturers. Thanks to their rich engineering background, BYD cars have advanced technologies and components unique to them. This includes a rotating touchscreen, a feature on all models.

BYD Blade Battery

The Blade battery

BYD is a pioneer in automotive technology and has developed a new, safer and more efficient battery for electric vehicles – the Blade battery. Passing a comprehensive range of extreme tests, the BYD Blade battery is one of the safest in the world.

Enhanced Safety

The unique flat shape improves cooling efficiency and preheating performance. It has safely passed the nail penetration test without emitting fire or smoke.

Longer range

The space utilisation of the Blade battery has increased by over 50% compared with traditional battery packs, providing enhanced energy density and therefore a longer range.

Longer lifecycle

The Blade battery has a long battery life, with over 5,000 charge and discharge cycles.

BYD e-Platform technology

e-Platform 3.0

BYD’s third generation of electric car platform is even safer thanks to the structural improvements and higher efficiency provided by the world’s first 8-in-1 electric powertrain as standard.

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BYD e-Platform technology

Cell-to-body technology

The BYD Seal is the first BYD car to use cell-to-body (CTB) technology. The battery is built into the structure of the car, providing more stability and a more spacious interior. As a result, the Seal has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating.

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Let us know how we can help and one of our team will get in touch. We can book a test drive appointment or send you a video preview of your chosen vehicle.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Can I buy a BYD car in the UK?

Yes, the BYD ATTO 3 electric SUV, the small electric hatchback, the BYD Dolphin and the high-performance Seal are now available to buy. The very first plug-in hybrid, the Seal U is soon to follow.

Will the BYD Seagull be available in the UK?

The BYD Seagull is an electric super-mini that is low-cost and ideal for city driving. It is not currently available in the UK, but this may change. The Seagull has recently arrived in South America as the ‘Dolphin Mini’ and costs the equivalent of £15,930.

What does BYD mean?

BYD stands for Build Your Dreams. Their name is based on their commitment to leveraging technological innovation to create a better life.

Who are BYD cars?

BYD was first established in China in 1995 and has since undergone 27 years of high-speed growth. Originally a battery manufacturer, they entered the automotive industry in 2003 and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, which has allowed them to expand globally.

Is the BYD ATTO 3 coming to the UK?

Yes, the BYD ATTO 3 is the first BYD car to come to the UK and is now available to order at Arnold Clark.

What is BYD Blade technology?

As a pioneer of the battery industry, the Blade Battery was produced by BYD as an evolution of its previous battery innovations to provide enhanced safety, longer range and a longer lifespan of battery to EV users.

How much are BYD cars in the UK?

The BYD Dolphin price starts from £28,995 and the ATTO 3 price starts at £35,895. The BYD Seal price starts at £45,695.

Can I buy a used BYD car?

There will be opportunity to buy used BYD cars in the UK in the near future, but it will be easier to buy new cars while the brand is being established.

Representative finance example
£181 Monthly payment
£181 Deposit
60 Term (months)
4.7% Fixed interest rate
£8,998 Cash price
£8,817 Credit amount
£1 Completion fee
£11,058 Total amount payable
8.9% APR Representative
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^WLTP range stated, real-world range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviours and vehicle maintenance.