Arnold Clark is delighted to announce we will become the exclusive Scottish retail partner of BYD.
One of our new Glasgow branches will be solely dedicated to BYD when it opens in early 2023 and is ready to welcome customers.
Founded in China in 1995, BYD, also known as 'Build Your Dreams', started out as a battery maker and entered the automobile industry in 2003.
BYD ranked first in China’s EV sales for six consecutive years, from 2014 to 2019, while their cars can be found in more than 300 cities across over 50 countries and regions around the world.
The partnership will mark another significant step forward in the UK’s shift towards EVs and reinforce Arnold Clark’s commitment to achieving a net zero carbon future.
Arnold Clark will initially stock the BYD Atto 3 SUV, which is similar to the Volkswagen ID.3 and MG4. However, keep your eyes peeled with new models set to follow close behind.
The BYD ATTO 3, made its European market debut at the Paris Motor Show, which we were there to witness first-hand.
BYD’s design team prides themselves on both the 'quality and reliability' of their vehicles, and it certainly shows.
The spacious ATTO 3 is eye-catching with its distinctive silhouette and alloy wheels. Plus, with a 60.48 kWh battery, it boasts an impressive 261-mile range (WLTP).
The ATTO 3 sits on BYD’s bespoke EV architecture, the e-Platform 3.0, and features the manufacturer’s cutting-edge Blade Battery. The industry-leading battery is known for its advanced safety, optimised strength, longer range and a longer lifespan.
It was also recently awarded the five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, Europe's leading independent safety assessment programme.
Eddie Hawthorne, Arnold Clark Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with BYD as their sole Scottish electric vehicle retailer.
As we move to the future, it’s important that we continue to embrace new technology and diversify our portfolio so we can provide our customers with the best products the market has to offer. Having established themselves as one of the industry’s leading manufacturers when it comes to electric vehicles and new technology, this partnership with BYD will help to drive our own electric strategy and reinforce Arnold Clark as the place to go for alternative fuel vehicles.
“With plans set to take shape early next year, we look forward to an exciting journey ahead.”
Gary Murphy, Franchise Manager of BYD, added: “With more and more motorists choosing to go electric, BYD’s expansion in the UK comes at a crucial time. As a premium electric vehicle manufacturer, we look forward to working together to grow the brand’s presence in Scotland and to use their expertise to enhance our own electric vehicle strategy.”