China’s BYD Atto 3 is here, with a 512 km of range

After the MPV, now China’s BYD launched their 2nd model BYD atto3 in the Indian market with an acclaimed range of 512 km.
Atto 3 will be the direct competitor of the well-established Hyundai Kona, MG zs ev.

It is inspired by the ATTOSECOND, physics’ smallest time-scale unit, which represents the pursuit of speed and excellency. The BYD Atto 3 is an E-SUV with several design elements which include a chrome grille, a wide bumper, and sleek headlights. BYD Atto 3 gets a 60.48 kWh battery pack which gives a 521 km ARAI-certified range. It comes with the PMSM motor(150 kW) which produces 210 hp of power with 310 Nm torque and it can accelerate 0 – 100kmph in 7.3 sec, which is quite decent. The car takes 10 hr to fully charge the battery pack with the normal charge and with the fast charger customer can charge up to 0 – 80% in just 50 mins.

It is a feature-loaded vehicle, like the 12.8-inch rotatable touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, power windows, power mirrors, LED projector headlamps, and a 360-degree camera, ABS with EBD, traction control, hill descent control, ESP, 360-degree camera, and driver assistance systems. Atto3 will be equipped with a lot of safety features, 7 airbags in the top variant, and comes with a 5-star rating in the EURO NCAP crash test.

In terms of comparison with the Hyundai Kona and MG zs ev, BYD is longer(4.45-meters) and wider, and the wheelbase(2.72-meters) also means customers will get a more comfortable cabin in the car.

For BYD Atto 3 the booking is already started with the base booking amount of Rs. 50,000, the company is promising the deliveries of the first 500 units in January 2023 and the price will be revealed in December. The carmaker intends to sell over 15,000 units of the Atto 3 by the end of the year, as well as establish a local manufacturing facility. Here are some of its specs:
⚡️ 204hp, 310Nm motor
⚡️ 60.48kWh battery
⚡️ 521km ARAI range
⚡️ 0-80% DC charge in 50 min
⚡️ 0-100kmph in 7.3s
⚡️ All-four disc brakes
⚡️ 5-inch instrument cluster
⚡️ 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way for passenger
⚡️ 7 airbags, adaptive cruise control, auto emergency brake, collision warning, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist
⚡️ LED lights
⚡️ 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment, 8 speakers
⚡️ 18-inch wheels
⚡️ 440-litre boot, 175mm ground clearance, 1750kg curb

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