The Atto 3 will be BYD’s rival to the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric in India.
New entrant in the EV space, BYD (Build Your Dreams) will launch its second offering for India, the Atto 3 electric SUV, on October 11, 2022. It will join the Rs 25 lakh-35 lakh EV SUV segment in India, which includes models like the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric. Company insiders say that the electric SUV’s E platform, which has been designed to take on the likes of Tesla, is expected to provide better driving comfort than its rivals. The Atto 3 is BYD’s second model in the passenger vehicle segment in India, following the e6 MPV.
- BYD Atto 3 EV SUV to be priced around Rs 30 lakh-35 lakh
- Will be assembled in India from SKD kits
- Deliveries expected to start early next year
The BYD Atto 3 electric SUV is close to 4.5m long and is already on sale in right-hand-drive markets like Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The Atto 3 will come to India via the SKD (semi-knocked down) assembly route and join the all-electric e6 MPV – recently launched for private buyers at Rs 29.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India) – at BYD’s plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai. Deliveries for the BYD Atto 3 EV SUV are expected to start early next year.
BYD showrooms in India
Landmark Cars has started opening BYD outlets in India, with the first sales and service facility now open at Okhla in New Delhi. Plans are afoot for opening showrooms in Mumbai’s Kalina area, Thane and Noida. Landmark Cars is also a dealer principal for Mercedes-Benz, Jeep and Volkswagen cars in India.
2021 BYD e6 review, test drive