BYD Atto 3 electric car with ARAI certified 521km range launched in India at Rs 33.99 lakhs

Will Indian buyers bet big money on a relatively new brand from China?

Highlights
  • BYD Atto 3 launched in India for Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
  • Comes equipped with a 201hp motor, panoramic sunroof, 12.8-inch rotating central screen, 521km of range and more
  • BYD will assemble the Atto 3 at its Sriperumbudur facility and deliveries are likely to begin from January 2023

EV manufacturer BYD has launched the BYD Atto 3 compact EV SUV in India for a price tag of Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Chinese automaker had already unveiled the car in the Indian market back in October and the company has been accepting orders for a token amount of Rs 50,000 since. The EV will compete with the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona EV in India. However, it could also face some rivalry from smaller but more value-for-money offerings such as the Tata Nexon EV MAX and the upcoming Mahindra XUV400.

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BYD Atto 3 compact EV SUV price and availability 

The BYD Atto 3 has been launched in India for Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The car will come with 8 years/1.6 lakh kilometres for the battery, 8 years/1.5 lakh kilometres for the motor and the motor controller, and 6 years/1.5 lakh kilometres for the vehicle. BYD will also provide a 3-year free 4G data subscription, 6-year roadside assistance, and 6 free maintenance services to its customers. The BYD Atto 3 will be available in four colour options – Boulder Grey, Parkour Red, Ski White, and Surf Blue. 

The BYD Atto 3 will be assembled in BYD’s Sriperumbudur facility and deliveries are expected to commence in January 2023. 

BYD Atto 3 specifications 

The BYD Atto 3 is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that produces 201hp and 310Nm of torque and is paired to a 60.48kWh Blade battery pack. This powertrain propels the BYD Atto 3 from a standstill to 100kmph in 7.3 seconds. The BYD Atto 3 gets an ARAI-certified range of 521km. 

The BYD Atto 3 takes 10 hours to fully charge while charging via a Type 2 (7kW) AC charger. It takes just 50 minutes to charge up to 80 percent via an 80kW DC fast charger. The company will provide a 7kW home charger and a 3kW portable charging box. 

The Atto 3 is also very well equipped and gets a 12.8-inch rotating central screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, a powered tailgate, a wireless phone charger, a 5.0-inch digital instrument cluster, synthetic leather upholstery, a powered front driver and passenger seats and multi-coloured ambient lighting. Its safety features include ADAS tech, a 360-degree camera, ABS, ESC, traction control, hill descent control and seven airbags.