BYD Auto has officially unveiled its new Atto 3 electric SUV in India. The company has opened reservations for the SUV for a token of Rs. was launched in 2021. However, unlike the E6, which was aimed at the fleet segment, this one will be sold to privet buyers. The new BYD Atto 3 is offered in India in a single premium variant that comes with 60.48 kWh BYD BladeBattery (LFP) offering an ARAI claimed range of 521 km, however, we expect the actual range to be lesser.
Sanjay Gopalkrishnan, Senior Vice President Electric Passenger Vehicles, BYD India, said, “We are pleased to announce the launch of our highly acclaimed electric SUV in India. With proven and innovative technology, we are well on our way to creating a stronger ecosystem that facilitates the adoption of electric vehicles in our country. The launch of BYD Atto 3 is a step towards this mission. We will constantly contribute to building a greener future.
At this time, BYD has only opened reservations and prices will be announced later. Deliveries will begin in January 2023.
The new BYD Atto 3 is built on the company’s e-Platform 3.0 platform designed exclusively for pure electric vehicles. The electric SUV also supports DC fast charging and the battery can be charged from 0-80% in 50 minutes, while the same with an AC charger would take around 9.5-10 hours. The Atto 3 comes with a permanent magnet synchronous motor which produces around 150 kW or 201 hp and develops 310 Nm of peak torque. The SUV comes with a single-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
Visually, the BYD Atto 3 crossover SUV features a sculpted design with prominent character lines and chrome accents. The nose is characterized by a thick strip of chrome connecting sleek angular headlights to vents placed lower on the bumper to help cool the electric running gear. Around the rear, the taillights form a full-length light bar with the bumper also featuring multiple vents for cooling in addition to a fake skid plate. The SUV also runs on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
The SUV gets a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument panel and a panoramic sunroof.
The cabin also features a modern design and uses high quality materials. On the equipment side, the SUV comes with a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that can be rotated for portrait or landscape view, a digital instrument panel and a panoramic sunroof. In terms of other features, the Atto 3 also has BYD Dipilot Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), 7 airbags, 360-degree view monitor, wireless charger, one-touch power tailgate, 8-speaker audio system, power seats, NFC Card Key and Vehicle to Charge (V2L). The SUV also comes with ambient lighting that responds to the beat of music, PM 2.5 air filter, CN95 air filter, and more.
The company is also offering a promotional package where the company will offer a 7kW home charger with home installation, a 3kW portable charging case, 3 years free 4G data subscription, 6 years roadside assistance and 6 times of free maintenance.