New Delhi: Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) will launch its Atto 3 electric SUV in India on October 11, making it the automaker’s second model here. Launched last year, the e6 MPV was BYD’s first product for India and was recently made available to private buyers.
The Atto 3 is a five-seater electric SUV that measures nearly 4.5 meters in length – similar to the Hyundai Alcazar – and will be positioned in the EV SUV segment at a price tag of Rs 25-35 lakh. Ahead of the launch of the Atto 3, technical details and the equipment list of the electric SUV have surfaced online.
Here are five things you can expect from the BYD Atto 3 in India.
1. BYD Atto 3: dimensions details
In terms of dimensions, the BYD Atto 3 measures 4,455 mm in length, 1,875 mm in width and 1,615 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,720 mm. Thanks to these dimensions, it is significantly larger than its main rivals – the MG ZS EV (4,323 mm) and the Hyundai Kona (4,180 mm). Weighing in at 1,750 kg, the Atto 3 will have a boot space of 440 liters and a ground clearance of 175 mm.
2. BYD Atto 3: powertrain and performance
The BYD Atto 3 is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and 310 Nm of peak torque. The electric motor drives only the front wheels and also has regenerative braking technology. BYD claims a 0-100 km/h sprint of 7.3 seconds for the Atto 3.
3. BYD Atto 3: Battery and range
The Atto 3 is expected to be offered with two batteries in India. There is a battery with a capacity of 49.92 kWh, which provides a range of 345 km with WLTP certification. BYD is also likely to offer an extended-range version that uses a larger 60.48kWh battery and offers a WLTP-certified range of 420km per charge. The Atto 3 is compatible with fast DC charging up to 80 kW.
4. APARTMENT Atto 3: Equipment
The India-bound Atto 3 will be lavishly equipped with features such as full-LED lighting, panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, heated rear-view mirrors, power-adjustable front seats, wireless phone chargers, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, 12.8-inch swivel touchscreen . and a 5-inch digital instrument cluster.
In terms of safety, the Atto 3 gets features like a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control and advanced active safety features like automatic emergency braking, forward and rear collision warning, blind spot monitoring and lane keeping assist.
5. BYD Atto 3: India launch, dealership
Launched on October 11, deliveries are expected to begin only in early 2023. The Atto 3 is expected to be priced around Rs 30-35 lakh (ex-showroom), which means it will be more expensive than its direct competitors.