BYD India introduced the born-EV Atto3 SUV in our market in November 2022 at an entry price of Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Since its market introduction, the brand has already delivered over 700 units across multiple Indian cities.
BYD also sells the five-seater e6 EV MPV in the Indian market, which is steadily gaining popularity with fleet operators. The Atto 3 has gathered over 2,000 bookings in India. Prices start at Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
- BYD received 2,000 bookings, says carmaker
- Delivered 360 units of the Atto 3 in February
- BYD plans to double its dealership network by the end of 2023
BYD Atto 3 powertrain, battery
Mounted at the front axle, the permanent magnet synchronous electric motor develops 201hp and 310Nm. This allows the Atto 3 to do a 0-100kph run in 7.3 seconds (claimed). It packs a 60.48kWh Blade battery that has an ARAI-certified range of 521km and also gets regenerative braking.
The Atto 3’s battery pack can be charged in around 10 hours using a 7kW Type 2 AC charger and in approximately 50 minutes (0-80 percent) with an 80kW DC fast charger. Moreover, BYD has also added a Vehicle to Load (VTL) function with a power output of 3.3kW, which allows the Atto 3 to power external devices.
The born-EV SUV gets features like a 12.8-inch touchscreen that rotates between portrait and landscape orientation, powered driver and front passenger seats, a 360-degree camera, digital dials, a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging and more.
BYD Atto 3 SUV: production, booking details, rivals
The company delivered the first batch of 340 Atto 3s in January to its dealers to be handed over to its customers. This means the EV brand was able to deliver another 360 units in February.
The BYD Atto 3 is locally assembled in India, at the company facility near Chennai. The Atto 3 has received over 2,000 bookings since launch, albeit only 1,200 units will be available to customers in India this year. BYD has also introduced a limited-edition Forest Green colour, which has a premium of Rs 50,000 (Rs 34.49 lakh).
The Atto 3 rivals the MG ZS EV (Rs 23.38 lakh-Rs 27.40 lakh) and the Hyundai Kona Electric (Rs 23.84 lakh) as well as the Tata Nexon EV Max (Rs 16.49 lakh-18.99 lakh) albeit they are not similarly priced.
53 BYD India showrooms by end of 2023
BYD India plans to more than double its dealer footprint to 53 by the end of 2023 from the 24 retail outlets it had at the end of 2022. Its existing network covers Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
The EV OEM’s network expansion programme kicked off this year with the opening of its second passenger vehicle showroom in Bengaluru, run and managed by PPS Motors, on January 5. On February 3, the second showroom in Calicut, Kerala, managed by EVM Southcoast, was inaugurated. On March 7, the third BYD India retail outlet in Bengaluru – VST-BYD – located on Cunningham Road opened. March 16 saw the opening of a new showroom in Noida – Landmark-BYD – the third BYD outlet to be run and managed by the Landmark Group after the ones in Mumbai and Delhi.
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