BYD India is all set to launch its second product, the Atto 3 electric SUV. So, what does it offer? And can it be a force to be reckoned with in its segment?
BYD (Build Your Dreams) seems to be on an all-out offensive to expand its footprint in India. Shortly after opening a slew of passenger vehicle dealerships in some key cities, the Chinese brand has now announced the upcoming launch of its second product, the Atto 3 electric SUV. BYD has confirmed the car's launch for October 11. This will be its second product in India, after the e6 MPV. Now, while the Atto 3 may be new for India, the SUV is already on sale in some international markets. So, here's a look at what you can expect from it in India:
Powertrain / Performance
The Atto 3 is built on an all-new BYD e-Platform 3.0 that consists of the brand's signature LFP BladeBattery (60.48kWh). The battery powers a single 201bhp / 310Nm PMSM that sends power to the front wheels only. With these performance figures, the Atto 3 has a claimed top speed of 160km/h, with a 0 – 100km/h time of 7.3 seconds.
Size / Dimensions
At 4,455mm in length, the Atto 3 offers a wheelbase of 2,720mm. This makes it considerably bigger than its rivals like the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona. To give you a better idea, the Atto 3 is nearly as long as the Hyundai Alcazar. The Atto 3 offers 175mm of ground clearance and a 555-litre boot.
Charging & Range
The Atto 3 has a WLTP-certified driving range of 420kms on a single charge. Capable of up to 88kW DC fast charging, the Atto 3 can be charged from 30 – 80% in just 29 minutes.
Launch / Deliveries
Post its 11th October launch, expect the Atto 3 deliveries in India to begin towards the end of this year. We expect its pricing to be around the ₹30 lakh mark (ex-showroom).