BYD to open 40 showrooms in Malaysia by end of 2024, first in KL to open Dec 2022



At the launch of the Atto 3 fully-electric crossover today, BYD Malaysia, represented by Sime Darby Beyond Auto, announced that it will be establishing a wide network of showrooms around the nation to serve “the country’s growing appetite for EVs”.

The company will open the doors to its first showroom at TREC KL along Jalan Tun Razak by mid-December 2022. This will be followed by three more at Ara Damansara, Penang, and Johor by the first half of 2023.

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By the end of 2023, the company expects to bring the number of showrooms in the country up to 20, and in 2024, the number is expected to be doubled to 40. Sime Darby Motors Managing Director of Retail and Distribution, Jeffrey Gan added that “a majority of them” will be full 3S centres, with additional satellite showrooms to be opened in retail malls.

Sime Darby Motors said that the sales and aftersales network expansion plan will see a total investment of RM500 million.

Speaking at the launch event today, Sime Darby Motors Managing Director, Andrew Basham said, “In line with our aim to be a leader in EV and with a view towards propelling Malaysia’s EV aspirations, we are excited to embark on this new chapter with BYD following our success in Singapore.

“With half a billion Ringgit set to be invested, this will support our aggressive expansion plans for the brand here and reflects our belief in the brand’s universal appeal.”

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BYD Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division General Manager, Liu Xueliang added, “Drawing on Sime Darby Motors’ proven track record and capabilities as a regional player in the automotive industry, particularly its broad distribution network in Malaysia, combined with BYD’s pioneering technology and expertise, we strive to deliver our innovative vehicles to Malaysian consumers and support the country’s carbon reducing ambitions.”

The BYD Atto 3 made its official debut in Malaysia today, with prices starting from RM149,800 for the entry-level Standard Range variant, moving up to RM167,800 for the Extended Range variant.

Both variants are powered by a single electric motor on the front axle, delivering 204 hp and 310 Nm of torque to the front wheels for a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 7.3 seconds. For the full specifications of the all-new fully-electric crossover, check out our detailed launch coverage here.

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