BYD ATTO 3 – First Electric SUV in India

If you’re searching for an electric SUV, the BYD ATTO 3 could be the best option. It is the first electric SUV car in India. Plus it comes with claimed ARAI range of 521km.

Being an EV admirer I love to know about the companies working hard to develop EVs that can help us to switch from ICE (Internal Combustion Engines) vehicles to EVs. When I discovered BYD’s newest vehicle, the ATTO 3, I believed it was important to share the company’s offerings and unique characteristics.

BYD (Build Your Dream) is a Chinese automaker that are in the market since 1995. They are known for their industry-leading blade battery and dual-mode hybrid power technology.

Here in this article, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Atto 3 price
  • Atto 3 range
  • Atto 3 dimensions
  • Atto 3 ground clearance
  • Atto 3 specifications
  • Atto 3 interior
  • Atto 3 features
  • Atto 3 boot space
  • Atto 3 battery

Atto 3 Specifications

Let’s start with the dimensions, motor specs, and so on.

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Atto 3 Dimensions

Let’s start with the dimensions aspect of the car.

Overall length (mm)4,455
Overall width (mm)1,875
Overall height (mm)1,615
Wheel track – front/rear (mm)1,575/1,580
Wheelbase (mm)2,720
Ground clearance unladen (mm)175
Boot space (L)440
Kerb weight (kg)1,750
Gross vehicle mass (kg)2,160

So, the BYD Atto 3 has an overall length of 4,455mm, an overall width of 1,875 mm, an overall height of 1,615 mm, wheel track – front/rear is 1,575/1,580 mm, wheelbase of 2,720 mm, and an unladen ground clearance of 175 mm.

BYD Atto 3 Range
Range

Motor Specifications of Atto 3

The electric motor is one of the most crucial features of an EV let’s have a look at its specifications of it:

Motor typePermanent magnet synchronous motor
Maximum power (kW)150
Maximum torque (N.m)310

Atto 3 comes with a power-packed motor that has a maximum power of 150kW and maximum torque of 310Nm.

Range of ATTO 3

A major concern when people are switching from an ICE vehicle to an EV is that they will get the same type of performance and range anxiety. With this table, all your doubts will be cleared.

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)7.3
Driving range: ARAI (km) (From 100% to 5%)521
Driving range: NEDC (km)480
Seating capacity5

With a range between 400 – 500km, it is a great package overall in terms of performance and range. Let’s have a look over the battery and the charging time of the car.

Atto 3 features
features

Battery and Charging Time of Atto 3

The battery is the heart of an EV, not literally, but if your EV battery gets damaged it will cost you the most. The battery BYD offers is the industry-leading battery and one of the most advanced and secure batteries out in the market.

Battery typeBYD Blade Battery
Battery capacity (kWh)60.48
Charging time (DC, from 0 to 80%)50 min
Charging time (AC)9.5-10 h

Atto 3 Features

If you are bored with the technical aspect now let’s see the features, interior, and exterior of the car.

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Safety Features of Atto 3

  • Front airbags – driver & front passenger
  • Side airbags driver & front passenger
  • Side curtain airbags – front & rear
  • Far-side airbag – driver
  • Seat belt reminder – front & rear
  • 360° View monitor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Front 2 radars and rear 4 radars
  • Auto hold
  • Electric Parking Brake System (EPB)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Hill Decent Control (HDC)
  • Stop & Go Full Speed Adaptive Cruise Control
  • (ACC-S&G)
  • Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEB)
  • Front Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Rear Collision Warning (RCW)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • Door Open Warning (DOW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Brake (RCTB)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
BYD ATTO 3 interior
BYD ATTO 3 interior

Atto 3 Interior

If you are buying a car you must be comfortable and have a sense of premiumness, which will work as a cherry on the cake. Let’s have a look at what Atto 3 offers in terms of interior:

  • Steering wheel-mounted controls: So that you can feel like iron man and control everything at your fingertips.
  • Electric power-assisted steering system.
  • Atto 3 has a 5″ (12.7cm) digital instrument panel where you can see the important details. Instead of giving us a classic speedometer, they gave us a digital instrument panel.
  • Synthetic leather seat.
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seats.
  • 6-way power adjustment – driver seat.
  • 4-way power adjustment – front passenger seat.
  • ISOFIX child restraint anchorage points.

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Atto 3 Exterior

Now let’s have a look at the exterior of the car:

  • To make your weekend trips special and let more natural light enter inside your car BYD offers a panoramic sunroof with an electric slide and anti-pinch.
  • Electric unlock tailgate.
  • One-touch open/close tailgate.
  • Electrically heated and adjustable exterior mirrors.
  • Electrically retractable exterior mirrors.
BYD Atto 3 Dimensions
BYD Atto 3 Dimensions

ATTO 3 Price

BYD Atto 3 is estimated to be priced at around ₹ 33.90 Lakh ex-showroom.

There are more options around this price segment like MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Tata Nexon EV Max. I personally think there might be problems regarding the after-sales services because parts might not be available so easily because BYD has just entered the Indian market. But if you want a car with completely new looks and great features you can go for BYD.

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Conclusion

If you’re searching for an electric SUV, the BYD ATTO 3 could be the best option. We cannot forget the fact that BYD offers an industry-leading battery that they have built over a period the time. And their e- Platform 3.0 is an advantage in terms of efficiency, safety, and overall aesthetics of the vehicle.

If you want to stand out of the crowd and want a car that offers a great road presence you can just go for ATTO 3. It will definitely make people turn their heads to see the design and the company of the car.

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