BYD Atto 3: compact electric SUV with an attractive price

China's EV Pioneer BYD Atto 3 conquers the European market with performance, practicality and innovation

BYD Atto 3
Photo: BYD

The all-electric BYD Atto 3 is making its mark on the European market, offering a wonderful blend of power, design and practicality. Currently on sale in the UK and Germany, this compact SUV is expected to redefine the electric vehicle segment and demonstrate the strength of the BYD brand. Otherwise, one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world!

When it comes to electric vehicles, few brands are as committed to innovation as the Chinese manufacturer BYD cars. The company is a pioneer in the electric vehicle industry and their latest offering, Atto 3, exemplifies this commitment. This compact SUV has already impressed in the UK and Germany and won over European buyers with its unique blend of performance, design and functionality. And, of course, the interesting and competitive price, which is otherwise not excessively low for a Chinese car in Germany, namely 44,625 euros.

The performance of the BYD Atto 3 is truly noteworthy as it provides a total power of 150 kW (204 hp) and torque 310 Nm. Very much like a lot of cars. For example, Kia Soul, or ID.3. This powertrain along with the lithium-ion battery s 60.5 kWh allows the electric SUV to travel up to 320 km (198 miles) on a single charge – we're talking about the car's real range. Vehicle acceleration from 0-100 km/h is 7.3 seconds – and top speed 160 km/h (100 mph) prove that environmentally friendly transportation can still deliver impressive performance. As with all electric cars. But these numbers are nothing special. Opposite. They are really "boring".

The exterior design of the BYD Atto 3Atta 3 is proof of BYD's advanced approach. Its sleek lines, LED headlights and grille-less front combine to create an attractive presence on city streets. In addition, the compact size of the vehicle ensures easy maneuvering and parking in narrow urban spaces.

Photo: BYD
Photo: BYD
Photo: BYD

The interior of the Atto 3 offers a spacious and comfortable cabin equipped with an intuitive infotainment system and advanced safety features. A 10.1-inch high-definition touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and driver assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking contribute to a truly premium driving experience. However, we find the interior design a bit extravagant and quite Chinese in taste.

Photo: BYD
Photo: BYD

The five-seat layout makes the BYD Atto 3 a versatile choice for families or weekend adventures. With the rear seats folded down, the boot space expands to an impressive 1,338 litres, providing plenty of room for all your gear. There is 440 liters in the trunk, which is nice - but not record-breaking.

BYD's commitment to innovation extends beyond the Atto 3. As a brand, they have long been at the forefront of electric vehicle technology and invest heavily in research and development. This commitment has positioned BYD as a major player in the electric vehicle market, with BYD Atto 3 serves as a shining example of their ability to create exceptional vehicles. For the European market, it achieved the best Euro NCAP rating - i.e. 5 stars, which was the key difference between Chinese products of the past and European competitors.

BYD Atto 3 with a competitive price on the European market (from 40,000 euros) is an attractive option for buyers looking for an all-electric compact SUV that doesn't lack performance, features or enjoyment. Because it is BYD Atto 3 has left its mark on the European market, it is clear that this is only the beginning of an exciting journey for both the brand and the entire electric vehicle industry. If the brand is going to be as successful as it is with batteries, every 5 smartphone batteries come from this manufacturer, then this is a brand to watch.

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