BYD India will announce pricing for the new Atto 3 EV SUV in the coming weeks, with deliveries slated for January 2023. Ahead of its launch, the brand is working on expanding its retail network in the country.
At present, the company has 12 showrooms with plans to expand to 23 outlets by the end of this year, including five in November. By end-2023, the BYD is targeting an all-India network of close to 53 outlets.
- BYD plans to sell 15,000 Atto 3 SUVs by end 2023
- BYD is also participating at the upcoming Auto Expo
BYD India: dealer network expansion
The latest BYD showroom to be opened, on October 31, is in Chennai and run and managed by KUN BYD. Spread across 20,000 square feet, the 3S facility (Sales, Spares & Services) and BYD India’s 12th facility is one of the largest BYD showrooms in India replete with service equipment, service bays, a customer lounge and a showroom display floor.
Along with the Chennai facility, last month saw BYD India open another four new showrooms in Mohali, Indore, Ahmedabad and Gurugram.
BYD Atto 3 EV: delivery timeline
While the BYD has opened bookings of the Atto 3 e-SUV in India, and deliveries are only slated to begin from January 2023. BYD India will assemble the Atto 3 from semi-knocked down (SKD) kits at its plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai which currently has an annual capacity of 10,000 units, expandable to 15,000 units over three shifts. The company is targeting 15,000 unit sales of the Atto 3 SUV by the end of next year.
BYD India sales: April-September 2022
In the first half of FY2023 (April-September 2022), BYD India has clocked retail sales of 264 units (e6 MPVs) and is currently fourth-placed in the EV OEM rankings after Tata Motors, MG Motor India and Hyundai Motor India. BYD India has also confirmed that it will participate at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023 that takes place in January.