- The BYD Atto 3 is likely to launch in time for the festive season next month
- BYD has already released the EV in its home region of China and other international markets
- The extended range version of the Atto 3 could run for up to 420 kilometres on a single charge
BYD is all set to launch the Atto 3 electric car in India, and the China-based automaker has teased the EV’s arrival again, this time offering a glimpse of its exterior. However, we already have a decent idea about its appearance given that it launched in China earlier this year, while also making it to some global markets, such as Australia.
While official details around its launch and pricing are scarce, reports suggest the Atto 3 will debut sometime in October, in time for the festive season. Notably, the BYD e6 electric MPV is already available in the country for personal use, after being exclusively available for commercial customers.
Based on the dimensions of the global Atto 3, it could rival the likes of the Hyundai Kona EV in the Indian electric car segment. It’s unclear whether BYD will release both battery versions or stick to just one.
Either way, customers can expect a 49.92 kWh battery pack for an estimated 345 km of range or a 60.48 kWh extended range model, offering up to 420 km of range.
Despite the two battery options, the Atto 3 will only feature one motor type, capable of delivering 150 BHP and 310 Nm of torque. Internally, the upcoming BYD EV will offer a range of ADAS-based features, complemented by a 12.8-inch rotatable touchscreen infotainment screen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A recently leaked company brochure gave us an excellent idea about what to expect from the Indian version of the Atto 3. These include features like a PM2.5 air filter, ABS, ESP, and TPMS.
BYD Atto 3 expected price in India
We have conflicting reports on the price tag BYD will settle on for the Atto 3. While some estimate it to cost between Rs 20 lakhs to 25 lakhs, others speculate that it could be in the Rs 30-35 lakhs range. In any case, it is unlikely to challenge the dominance of the Tata Nexon EV, which will likely dominate the segment into the latter half of 2023.