Chinese automobile company BYD has announced the price of the Atto 3 electric SUV in India. Its price is Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Booking for this started last month. The company has received about 1,500 bookings for it. It will compete with electric SUVs like Hyundai Kona and MG ZS.
BYD Atto 3’s Design It is modern and gets LED headlamps on the front with a silver finish plaque in the middle. The front bumper gets a piano black plastic panel. It has 18 inch alloy wheels with aerodynamic design. The company claims that the wind resistance of this SUV is 0.29 CD. Talking about its interior, it has a 12.8-inch rotating infotainment screen which is in the middle of the dashboard. It has a flat bottom steering wheel. Features of the Atto 3 include panoramic sunroof, electronically powered tailgate, powered front seats, keyless entry and multi-colour ambient lighting.
In this, information for the driver is found on a floating style digital screen behind the steering. It also has wireless charging and 360 degree cameras. The Atto 3 is powered by a single PMS motor that produces 201 bhp power and 310 Nm torque. The company says that it catches the speed of 0-100 kmph in just 7.3 seconds. It is available in four colors – Boulder Grey, Parker Red, Ski White and Surf Blue.
The electric SUV is powered by a 60.48 kWh blade battery that can charge from 0-80 percent in about 50 minutes using an 80 kW DC fast charger. There is also a VTOL mobile power station that can be used as a power bank for devices and appliances up to 3.3 kWh. The company has said that the Atto 3 can run up to 521 kilometers on a full charge. BYD’s electric cars and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles have grown worldwide over the past few years. sales has grown rapidly. The company had said that it would start selling passenger EVs in Japan from next year. In the second quarter of the current financial year, BYD beat Tesla to have the highest number of electric vehicle (EV) sales globally.