BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has now officially teased its upcoming Atto 3 electric SUV in India. This new electric SUV from BYD aims to rival the likes of electric SUVs such as the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona in the country.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

We expect BYD to soon launch the Atto 3 electric vehicle as the company has officially teased the electric SUV. According to a few sources, BYD is gearing up to launch the Atto 3 electric SUV on October 11. In addition to that, BYD recently opened its first passenger vehicle showroom in the financial capital of the country.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

Unlike its main rivals, the upcoming BYD Atto 3 electric SUV will be brought to India via SKD (semi-knocked down) route as the model is already available in other right-hand drive automobile markets such as Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

Also, the upcoming BYD Atto 3's E platform has been designed to take on the likes of high-end electric cars such as Tesla. As such, the upcoming BYD Atto 3 electric SUV is expected to be a lot more comfortable and compliant than its main rivals.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

Apart from that, the upcoming BYD Atto 3 electric SUV is also much larger than its rivals measuring 4,455mm in length, 1,875mm in width and also sporting a wheelbase of 2,720mm. In comparison, the MG ZS EV measures 4,323mm long and 1,809mm wide. Moreover, the wheelbase of the MG ZS EV is 139mm shorter at just 2,581mm. Whereas the Hyundai Kona is even more compact but sporting a slightly longer wheelbase than the MG SZ EV.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

Thanks to such large exterior dimensions, we expect the upcoming BYD Atto 3 electric SUV to be a lot more spacious on the inside than its rivals. In addition to that, the vehicle is also expected to have a much better road presence as well.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

In the international markets, the BYD Atto 3 electric SUV is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor with 201bhp of peak power and 310Nm of peak torque. These figures not only look good on paper, but they also translate well into real-world performance as the electric SUV can sprint to 100km/h from a standstill in just 7.3 seconds.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

To support the punchy powertrain set-up, BYD has equipped the Atto 3 electric SUV with a large 60.48kWh battery pack as well. Thanks to this large battery pack and clever battery management techniques, the BYD Atto 3 electric SUV can travel up to 420km (WLTP cycle) on a single charge. Moreover, there is also a 49.92kWh battery pack option with a range of 320km (WLTP cycle).

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

It is also worth mentioning that the upcoming BYD Atto 3 electric SUV is likely to come equipped with a Level-2 autonomous driving system and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). It is expected to come with features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring system, auto emergency braking, and more.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

We expect the upcoming BYD Atto 3 electric SUV to be priced around Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh, ex-showroom. Moreover, we expect BYD to equip the model with a larger battery pack as well.

BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV Officially Teased - Launch Soon

Thoughts About The Upcoming BYD Atto 3 Electric SUV

The upcoming BYD Atto 3 electric SUV does look attractive and also seems to pack more than a decent specification. However, the success of the BYD Atto 3 electric SUV will heavily depend on the pricing and aftersales network.

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Article Published On: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:42 [IST]
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