BYD has finally launched the Atto 3 EV in India with a price tag of INR 33.99 lac (ex-showroom). Unveiled last month, the electric crossover which is available in a single fully-loaded trim has thus far gathered more than 1,500 bookings.
The Atto 3 in India gets a front axle-mounted permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that produces 201hp and 310Nm of torque, allowing the electric SUV to go from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds. BYD has equipped the Atto 3 with a 60.48kWh Blade battery pack that offers an ARAI-certified range of 521km with regenerative braking.
The battery pack can be charged in approximately 10 hours using a Type 2 (7kW) AC charger and in 50 minutes (from 0 to 80%) with an 80kW DC fast charger. The company is offering a 7kW home charger and a 3kW portable charging box. The Atto 3 also comes with V2L (Vehicle to Load) function with a power output of 3.3kW, which means that the battery pack can be used to power external electrical appliances.
The exterior styling of the Atto 3 include sleek LED headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, a contrast C-pillar, and split LED tail lamps. On the inside, the cabin of the BYD Atto 3 is equipped with a rotatable 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 5-inch digital instrument cluster, powered front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, and 31-colour ambient lighting. Safety features of BYD Atto 3 include 7 airbags, ADAS tech, a 360-degree camera, ABS, ESC, traction control and hill descent control.
The BYD Atto 3 will compete against the likes of MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric in the Indian market. Despite not being a direct rival in terms of price, the Atto 3 will also see competition from the local Nexon EV Max in India.
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