Published on March 9th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
BYD Atto 3 Launched In UK From USD43,200
Deliveries of the BYD Atto 3 are set to begin on 15 March 2023
Chinese automaker BYD has made a grand entrance in Malaysia a while ago by exploding onto the scene with one of the country’s more affordable electric vehicles (EVs), the BYD Atto 3. Now the brand has just launched this same EV in the UK and it is set to begin deliveries on 15 March 2023. Will it be a major volume seller there?
As the Chinese brand is set to expand its presence in the European country, BYD, which stands for “Build Your Dreams” launches its first global model and the brand’s first passenger car in the country, the Atto 3 SUV there in three trim levels, namely Active, Comfort and Design, with prices starting from £36,490 or about USD43,200.
Moreover, this is not actually the first time BYD has entered the UK market, the brand actually began its journey in the UK by selling electric buses about a decade ago. These buses have since driven over 43 million kilometers and reduced CO2 emissions by what is approximately 46,000 tons.
The BYD Atto 3 measures 4,455mm in length, 1,875mm in width, 1,615mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,720mm. The car has a top speed of 160km/h and is powered by a 150kW motor paired to a 60.48 kWh BYD Blade Battery which allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100km//h in 7.3 seconds and has an electric range of 420km.
The BYD Atto 3 also features 1,338 litres of boot space and a panoramic sunroof and allows DC charging from 30 to 80 percent in 29 minutes. The car starts from £36,490 (USD43,200) for the base active model, while the mid-spec comfort model costs £36,990 (USD43,867) and the top spec design model goes for £38,990 (USD46,239).
On top of that, BYD has also launched the Atto 3, Han, and Tang group EVs in Europe since September of 2022, with deliveries to already underway in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Now the UK joins this list as well.
The BYD Atto 3 is also available for pre-order in Germany for €38,000 or about USD40,000. The Chinese automaker plans to bring zero-emissions cars to customers in France and the UK by the end of 2023 as well and I genuinely hope the car sells well in the European market.
As BYD continues to expand across not just Europe but also across the globe, it is good that the brand offers a wide range of different EVs from a whole host of price ranges including cheaper options so more people can have a chance to own an EV. Kudos to BYD for this.