BYD launched the Atto 3 car in November 2022, following the successful launch of its e6 model, its first electric multipurpose vehicle (MPV) in the Indian market. Bookings began last year, but the first batch of deliveries began in January, and the company has now announced that it has reached a total of 700 units. BYD stated in a statement that it has over 2000 bookings for Atto 3 as of February.
Powertrain, Battery pack and Range
The front axle-mounted permanent magnet synchronous electric motor on the Atto 3 produces 201 hp and 310 Nm of torque, allowing the electric SUV to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.3 seconds.
The Atto 3 EV’s 60.48kWh battery pack is linked to a front-wheel-drive electric motor that produces 204PS and 310Nm. It has a claimed ARAI range of 521 km. A Type 2, 7kW AC charger takes 9.5 to 10 hours to charge the battery. An 80kW DC Fast Charger, on the other hand, only takes 50 minutes to fully charge.
A 12.8-inch rotating central screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-speaker sound system, an automatic climate control system, powered front driver and passenger seats, a wireless phone charger, synthetic leather upholstery, and multi-colored ambient lighting are among the features available on the electric SUV. It has a 360-degree camera, traction control, hill descent control, ADAS technology, ABS, and seven airbags as standard safety features.
Price and Competition
The BYD Atto 3 EV costs Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). In addition, it has a limited-edition “pastel green” exterior paint option that costs Rs 50,000 more than the standard model. It is a high-end alternative to the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric. The BYD Atto 3’s direct competitors are the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric, both of which are popular in the premium EV segment.