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BYD expresses pride as Seal and Dolphin among 2024 World Car Awards finalists

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BYD›s Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) have emerged as strong contenders for the prestigious 2024 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards. The World Car Awards has recognized the BYD Seal performance sedan as a Top 10 Finalist for the WCOTY overall title, while the BYD Dolphin hatchback has secured a spot as a Top 5 Finalist in the 2024 World Urban Car category. These nominations also make the BYD Seal and Dolphin eligible for the 2024 World Car Design of the Year award.

The BYD Atto 3 subcompact crossover has also earned a place among the initial 36-car list of qualifiers for the 2024 World Car Awards. With three eligible entries, BYD is one of only two brands to have achieved this feat for this year›s World Car of the Year prize.

The World Car Awards, now in its 20th year, consists of over 100 jurors who are esteemed motoring journalists from around the world. Their role is to recognize, reward, and inspire automotive excellence, leadership, and innovation in a rapidly evolving industry.


To be eligible for the World Car of the Year award, vehicles must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units per year and priced below the luxury car level in their primary markets. They must also be available for sale in at least two major markets on two separate continents between January 1, 2023, and March 30, 2024.

Antonio Zara III, President of Mobility Access Philippines Ventures, Inc. (MAPVI), the exclusive distributor of BYD cars in the Philippines, expressed pride in the inclusion of the BYD Seal and Dolphin as finalists in the World Car of the Year awards. Zara further highlighted the availability of the BYD Atto 3 and Dolphin models at BYD Cars Philippines dealerships, noting that they embody BYD›s core brand advantages, such as innovation, technology, safety, range, and accessibility. He also mentioned the Ayala Corporation›s commitment to installing 160 EV charging stations this year, making BYD electric vehicles practical and sustainable mobility solutions for an increasing number of Filipino car buyers.

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Test drives and reservations for BYD vehicles can be made at authorized dealers located in Quezon Avenue and Makati. Customers can also inquire through the official BYD Cars Philippines website ( or the brand›s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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