Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams (BYD) has finally launched its latest EV, BYD Atto 3, after unveiling it last month. Bookings for the BYD Atto 3 have been open since its debut at a token amount of Rs 50,000. The Atto 3 is BYD’s second offering in India following the e6 MPV. Deliveries for the BYD Atto 3 are expected to roll out by January next year. The electronic SUV recently scored 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests.
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BYD Atto 3: All the details
Up front, the BYD Atto 3 features a closed-off grille with the automaker’s logo studded at the centre of the silver strip. The grille is flanked by sleek LED headlights along with LED DRLs. The wheel arches have been blacked out and the EV features an SUV-like shoulder line. On top of that, the Atto 3 also gets a dual-tone bumper and a faux silver skid plate.
Along the sides, the Atto 3 gets 18-inch five-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels. The rear end sports full-length LED tail lamps, a roof-mounted spoiler, and bold ‘Build Your Dreams’ branding. The SUV stands at dimensions of 4,445 x 1,875 x 1,615 mm and has a wheelbase of 2,720 mm. The boot space has been capped at 440 litres.
Inside, the BYD Atto 3 EV SUV features a 12.8-inch rotating central screen, LED lighting, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, digital instrument cluster, and smartphone connectivity via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety features include 7 airbags, ABS, hill descent control, ESC, traction control, and a 360-degree camera. The SUV will also get an ADAS package comprising blindspot monitoring, emergency braking, lane assist, and more.
The BYD Atto 3 is powered by a 60.48 kWh battery pack that offers a claimed range of 521 km. The electric motor on the EV can generate a peak power output of 200hp and 310Nm peak torque. The Atto 3 can go from 0-100 kmph in just 7.3 seconds. The battery pack can be charged from 0-80% in just 50 minutes using an 80 kW DC fast charger. A Type 2 AC charger takes up to 10 hours to fully charge the car.
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The BYD Atto 3 has been made available in four colours – Boulder Grey, Parkour Red, Ski White, and Surf Blue. BYD is offering a warranty of 8 years or 1.6 lakh km (whichever is earlier) for the battery pack on the Atto 3. The electric motor also comes with a warranty of 8 years or 1.5 lakh km and 6 years or 1.5 lakh km for the EV. Buyers can also avail of promotional offers that include three years of unlimited 4G data, a 6-year roadside assistance package, and 6 free maintenance services. BYD Atto 3 rivals MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona EV, and Tata Nexon EV Max.
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