BYD India gets over 2,000 bookings for Atto 3 e-SUV, begins deliveries
The Atto 3 has received more than 2,000 bookings since its launch in November 2022; only 1,200 units available to customers.
BYD India, which launched the Atto 3 electric SUV at Rs 33.99 lakh in November 2022, has delivered the first batch of 340 units in January 2023 to its dealers across India to be handed over to its customers. January also saw BYD sell 23,231 Atto 3s worldwide.
The Atto 3 has received over 2,000 bookings since its launch. Only 1,200 units of the Atto 3 SUV will be available to customers in India. The Atto 3 EV SUV can be booked for Rs 50,000. BYD also introduced a limited-edition Forest Green colour that is available at a premium of Rs 50,000. The Atto 3 rivals the MG ZS EV (Rs 22.98 lakh-27 lakh) and the Hyundai Kona Electric (Rs 23.84 lakh) as well as the Tata Nexon EV Max (Rs 16.49 lakh-18.99 lakh), though they are not similarly priced.
Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice-President of Electric Passenger Vehicle Business, BYD India, said, “We are delighted to announce deliveries of our first-born EV platform (e-Platform 3.0) premium electric SUV in India. We have been receiving an incredible response for the Atto 3 e-SUV from customers.”
Powertrain and performance
Mounted at the front axle, the permanent magnet synchronous electric motor produces 201 hp and 310 Nm. This allows the Atto 3 to do a 0-100kph run in 7.3 seconds (claimed). It packs a 60.48kWh Blade battery that has an ARAI-certified range of 521km and also gets regenerative braking.
The Atto 3’s battery pack can be charged in around 10 hours using a 7kW Type 2 AC charger and in approximately 50 minutes (0-80 percent) with an 80kW DC fast charger. Moreover, BYD has also added a Vehicle to Load (VTL) function with a power output of 3.3kW which allows the Atto 3 to power external devices.
On February 3, BYD India inaugurated its second outlet in Calicut, Kerala
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The EV OEM’s retail network expansion programme kicked off this year with the opening of its second passenger vehicle showroom in Bengaluru, run and managed by PPS Motors, on January 5. Similarly, on February 3, it inaugurated the second showroom in Calicut, Kerala managed by EVM Southcoast.
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