The BYD Atto 3 is kind of presumably an important new EV to be launched in Malaysia. In the event you’re trying to purchase your first EV, that is – no doubt – your only option proper now. These are the phrases of Hafriz Shah, who may be very impressed by the most recent EV to hit our market. After all, he is aware of what he’s speaking about, having examined each EV to be launched right here thus far.
What in regards to the Atto 3 that’s so spectacular? What’s the true world vary? And what’s the catch? After all there’s a catch, which you’ll discover out on this full evaluate of BYD’s first product for Malaysia.
Launched by BYD SD Motors Malaysia (BYD SDM, a part of Sime Darby Motors) in December, we get two variants of the Atto 3, the Normal Vary with a 49.92 kWh battery providing 410 km of vary (NEDC, 345 km WLTP), and the Prolonged Vary with a 60.48 kWh battery, rated for 480 km (NEDC, 420 km WLTP). The SR is priced at RM149,800 whereas the ER will set you again RM167,800, on-the-road excluding insurance coverage.
The batteries are related to a front-mounted electrical motor rated at 204 PS/310 Nm. 0-100 km/h acceleration is 7.3 seconds for each. Which means that solely vary and equipment separates SR and ER.
The Atto 3 is constructed on 400V structure and helps AC charging (Kind 2) as much as 7 kW in addition to DC quick charging (CCS2), the latter at a max charge of both 70 kW (SR) or 80 kW (ER). On the greater enter charge, 0-80% state of cost could be reached in 45 minutes. The automotive has a V2L perform to energy different units.
Talking of batteries, the Atto 3’s Blade Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery, made in-house by BYD, is a differentiating issue in comparison with different EVs available on the market. Its advantages isn’t simply in concept, however they arrive into play every day by way of usable vary – full clarification within the video.
By the way in which, if you happen to’re questioning in regards to the Atto 3’s measurement, it’s bigger than a Proton X50. At 4,455 mm lengthy and 1,875 huge, the BYD EV is 125 mm longer than Proton’s B-segment SUV, and 75 mm wider. The Atto 3’s 2,720 mm wheelbase is 120 mm longer than the X50’s. The EV’s 440L boot is 110L bigger than the our ICE benchmark. What do you consider the design? We predict it seems neat and has some cool particulars, however fairly generic.
However that’s earlier than you get into the wild cabin, which is so wacky that you just would possibly suppose you’re in an experimental idea automotive. Actually not the inoffensive crossover you noticed earlier. Dashboard formed after muscle tissues, guitar strings as door pockets, twist-to-open door handles and a blue-white-red theme means it’s a cabin you’ll both love or hate. In the event you hate it, why la so critical?
We haven’t even talked about the cabin’s celebration piece – the 12.8-inch rotating central touchscreen the place you may select between panorama or portrait by way of a button. The Atto 3’s seats are additionally among the many most comfy chairs we’ve ever sat in, EV or ICE, at any value.
Gear sensible, the Atto 3 SR comes with a (very massive) panoramic sunroof, heated electrical wing mirrors, 5.0-inch digital instrument panel, fake leather-based seats, six-way powered driver’s seat (four-way for passenger), 360-degree digital camera, tyre stress monitor, digital parking brake with auto maintain, LED headlamps and taillights and adaptive entrance lights.
Additionally on are auto air conditioning and an NFC key card (wave at wing mirrors). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is wi-fi – the previous is onboard now whereas AA might be accessible in Q2 2023. You’ll additionally get a built-in dashcam (not a separate digital camera caught on the windscreen) and 6 audio system.
The ER provides on an digital tailgate, multi-colour gradient rhythmic ambient lighting on the door handles (single color on the SR) and eight audio system with “Dirac HD” sound, PM 2.5 air filter and a wi-fi telephone charger. From the surface, the ER you see right here could be differentiated by its 18-inch wheels (215/55). The SR rides on 215/60 R17 rubber.
Security sensible, it’s very complete on this five-star Euro NCAP rated automotive, and each SR and ER get the identical equipment. Six airbags plus an centre facet airbag for the driving force (inside shoulder), full ADAS with cease and go for the ACC and door open warning are customary. Isofix baby seat mounts are on the 2 outer rear seats and entrance passenger seat, for 3 in complete.
It’s some automotive, the BYD Atto 3 – watch the evaluate and inform us what you suppose.