Published on December 26th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


Ora Good Cat Ultra 500 Vs BYD Atto 3 Extended Range

Two Chinese Electric Vehicles landed in Malaysia this year. Which is better on paper, the Ora Good Cat or the BYD Atto 3?

In the last quarter of 2022, two Chinese car brands set up operation in Malaysia and launched an electric vehicle each. Thanks to favourable taxation set up by the previous administration, Malaysians can choose between the Ora Good Cat and the BYD Atto 3 at reasonable prices. We decided to compare their top variants spec-for-spec.



While the Ora Good Cat has a lower starting price, we’re comparing only the top variants and the Atto 3 is RM2,000 cheaper in this comparison.

Ora Good Cat Ultra 500 – RM169,800

BYD Atto 3 Extended Range – RM167,800

ora good cat rear
BYD Atto 3 Launch in Malaysia, rear photo


In terms of performance, the top spec Atto 3 has the Good Cat beat in raw performance and charging speed. It also has more sophisticated rear suspension. The Good Cat has a slightly larger battery with slightly more range.

Ora Good Cat 500 UltraBYD Atto 3 Extended Range
MotorSingle Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (FWD)Single Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (FWD)
Horsepower143 PS204 PS
Acceleration (0-100km/h)7.9s7.3s
Top Speed152km/h160km/h
Battery TypeTernary LithiumBlade Battery (Lithium Iron Phosphate)
Battery Capacity63.13960.5
Range500 km480 km
AC Charging (0-100%)10 hours (6.6 kW max)9.5 hours (7 kW max)
DC Charging (0-80%)60 minutes (60 kW max)45 minutes (80 kW max)
Front SuspensionMacPherson StrutMacPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionTorsion BeamMulti-Link
ORA Good Cat
front of the BYD Atto 3 in Surf Blue


Honestly, both of these vehicles are pretty well equipped, but there are some differences even with the common equipment.

Both vehicles come with:

  • 18″ alloy wheels
  • 100% LED lighting with adaptive headlights. The Ora Good Cat comes with a welcome light feature.
  • Dual tone interior with 100% synthetic leather upholstery
    • The Ora Good Cat is colour coordinated with the exterior (Beige/Brown or Green/Grey)
    • The BYD Atto 3 is Eclipse Blue/Hazy Grey
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
    • The Ora Good Cat gets 6 in front, 6 in the rear
    • The BYD Atto 3 gets 2 in front, 4 in the rear
  • 360-degree parking camera
  • Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold
  • PM 2.5 air filter
  • Wireless Charger
  • Panoramic sunroof

There are a few unique features to each of these vehicles.

Ora Good Cat Features

  • Driver Massage Seat
  • Driver Seat Welcome Feature
  • Rotary shift knob

BYD Atto 3 Features

  • Vehicle-to-Load mobile power supply function
  • Powered tailgate
  • 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Portable Card Key


In terms of safety, here’s where the Ora Good Cat seems to have some advantages with its Advanced Driver Assist Systems. That being said, the BYD Atto 3 has an additional airbag and Hill Descent Control.

*AMENDED* 28/12/22

We could not find technical information on Lane Keeping Assists on the BYD ATTO 3 from their official website. Our readers have updated us, the car does feature Lane Support System, and we have updated the table below with those features.

Ora Good CatBYD Atto 3
Front Passenger & Driver Airbags
Front Side Airbags
Curtain Airbags
Driver Far Side Airbag
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Anti-Lock Braking System
Electronic Stability Program
Traction Control System
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Hill Descent Control
Automatic Emergency Braking System
Front Collision Warning
Rear Collision Warning
Blind Spot Detection
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Braking
Door Open Warning
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Lane Centering Assist
Emergency Lane Keeping

It’s also worth noting that both vehicles have undergone Euro NCAP testing. Both vehicles scored 5 stars, but the Ora Good Cat (marketed as the Funky Cat in Europe) scored better in Adult Occupant (92% vs 91%), Vulnerable Road User (74% vs 69%) and Safety Assist (93% vs 74%) categories. The BYD Atto 3 scored better in the Child Occupant category (89% vs 83%).

Infotainment and Displays

In this category, the Ora Good Cat’s biggest advantage is the driver’s display is larger at 7″. In every other way, the BYD Atto 3 has got the upper hand.

Ora Good CatBYD Atto 3
Driver Display7″5″
Infotainment10.25″12.8″ Rotating Screen
ConnectivityApple Carplay, Android Auto, BluetoothApple Carplay, Android Auto (wireless in Q2 2023), Bluetooth
Speakers6 Speakers8 Speakers, Dirac HD Sound


In terms of dimensions, the BYD Atto 3 is clearly a larger and heavier vehicle.

Ora Good Cat 500 UltraBYD Atto 3 Extended Range
Length (mm)42354455
Width (mm)18251875
Height (mm)15961615
Wheelbase (mm)26502720
Ground Clearance (mm)145175
Weight (kg)15101750
Boot Space (litres)228 – 858440 – 1340
ORA Good Cat
BYD Atto 3 in motion

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