BYD Atto 3: Chinese electric SUV on sale now, priced from £36,490

The BYD Atto 3 electric family SUV is now on sale in the UK, with prices starting from £36,490.

China’s BYD announced its UK launch plans in January, as the world’s largest electricity and EV brand, selling more than any other company — yes, even Tesla.

The Atto 3 is the pure electric alternative to models such as the Kia Niro EV (from £36,795) and the Volkswagen ID.4 (from £38,845).

It’s about 4.45 meters long, which means it’s a good match for the Kia, but a bit smaller than the VW overall.

It has a 60.5kWh battery for Official WLTP Range 260 miles, while the 204hp motor delivers 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds.

The BYD Atto 3 can use a 150kW DC public fast charger to charge the battery from 30% to 80% in 29 minutes.

All three model grades also have Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability, so you can use a three-pin plug to plug in devices like laptops.

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Interior of BYD Atto 3

BYD Atto 3 will be launched in three versions: Active, Comfort and Design. Higher tiers are available from launch, and the more affordable Active will be available later this year.

Bosses say the first deliveries will begin on March 15, 2023, via a string of new BYD “Pioneer” stores (or car dealerships) in a growing number of areas including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Milton Keynes .

BYD Atto 3 White

Michael Shu, general manager and managing director of BYD Europe, said: “BYD’s passenger car business is developing rapidly. We have made some preparations for the UK market, bringing a new product matrix, including our first car – BYD Atto3.

“At present, BYD has served 3.5 million car owners. We hope to bring this experience to the UK, which we believe is one of the largest markets in Europe.

“Relying on BYD’s core technology, cost and production capacity advantages, combined with the localized resources of the local dealer group, we will bring consumers a variety of choices and provide customers with high-quality services.”

Motoring Research will be driving the new BYD Atto 3 soon…check back for our first driving review.

BYD Atto 3 UK price

  • Active: £36,490
  • Comfort: £36,990
  • Design: £38,990

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BYD Atto 3: Chinese electric SUV on sale now, priced from £36,490

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