BYD Atto 3 Hatchback

150kW Comfort 60kWh 5dr Auto

BYD Atto 3 Hatchback - 150kW Comfort 60kWh 5dr Auto

Vehicle Information

List Price
£37,695.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
N/A
0-62 mph
7.3 secs
Engine Size
0.0 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
TBC g/km
By Line

The BYD Atto 3 is a different option for those in search of a high-value compact family EV Crossover. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The BYD Atto 3 enters the crowded market for compact family-sized Crossover EVs, though this fresh Chinese contender is a little less compact than its mass-market rivals - and in some ways, a little cleverer too. It's the alternative you probably won't have considered, but possibly should.

Background

So. Yet another Chinese-branded small EV. Following, MG and GWM Ora, we now have BYD. Which launches on the UK market with this car, the Atto 3. The brand letters stand for 'Build Your Dreams' and the company is actually a huge global player, in 2022 selling nearly 1.9 million EVs and Plug-in Hybrids. Apart from a few e6 MPV electric taxis though, the Atto 3 is the first BYD product we've seen here, its name derived from the word 'attosecond' (which apparently is one quintillionth of a second). They already love this car in China, but there it's called the Yuan Plus. This of course is just the start of BYD's product offensive, overseen by UK dealer network that'll grow from around 30 to about 100 outlets by 2025. By then, we may also be seeing this Shenzhen-based company's Yangwang premium EV brand, which will bring us luxury sports cars and SUVs. But let's start with a look at this Atto 3.

Driving Experience

The performance on offer here won't be much the stuff of 'Dreams', unless those dreams happen to be somewhat modest. Nor, more significantly, will the 261 mile range figure you'll get from the 60.5kWh battery, despite said battery's uniquely-dense 'Blade'-style construction. It powers a single 201bhp electric motor mounted on the front axle (rather than on the rear one, as would it would be from a rival Volkswagen, Skoda or CUPRA model in this class). The Atto 3 doesn't pointlessly hurl itself at the horizon from the get-go, but performance is pleasantly eager, the 7.3 second 0-62mph time about a second faster than comparable Kia Niro EV or Skoda Enyaq iV 60 models. Not that this should suggest handling dynamics tailored for those who like their driving. On the contrary, as you might expect, the multi-link rear suspension with its soft springs has been set up here to prioritise comfort, as most likely owners will want. Expect impressive refinement too. And the usual EV-typical 99mph top speed.

Design and Build

At a glance, for several reasons, you might be left a little unsure of what this Atto 3 model is. In terms of brand, there's a kind of 'I-can't-quite-place-it-MG' sort of vibe. You might also be a touch undecided in terms of this Chinese model's size, where the positioning is little large for models in the compact hatch Kia Niro EV / Volkswagen ID.3 electric segment. And a little small if you're looking at something in the sector just above, like a Volkswagen ID.4 or a Hyundai IONIQ 5. Dimensionally then, the Atto 3 straddles two sectors, a bit like the Skoda Enyaq iV, one of its closest rivals. The Crossover styling is a touch blander than one of those, but smart - in a conservative kind of way. It's a lot more memorable inside, where there's a clear design layout with some unexpectedly quirky touches. The main feature of note is the central 'Electric rotary touchscreen', which will be either 12.8-inches or an enormous 15.6-inches in size, depending on the trim level you've chosen. Strangely, it can rotate to display in either landscape or portrait formats via a push of a provided steering wheel button (BYD thinks it's safer to use the landscape screen for media functions and the portrait screen for the sat nav). Cabin quality is better than the kind of thing you'll find in rival Chinese brands MG and GWM Ora, though there's still scope for improvement. And you get a clearly laid-out 5-inch digital instrument screen. Curious touches include air vents like old CD racks, door bins made of cords strung like guitar strings, interior door handles fixed on the speakers and, weirdly, no auto wiper function. Rear leg room is good, even by the impressive EV class standard, and there's a flat floor. The headroom's a little restricted by the standard panoramic glass roof. You pay for that legroom a little in boot space - it's 440-litres (35-litres less than the slightly smaller Kia Niro EV), but there's 1,338-litres available if you fold the seats flat.

Market and Model

Interestingly for an unknown brand, BYD isn't looking to substantially undercut its main competitors on price. Atto 3 pricing starts at around £36,500 for the base-spec 'Active' variant. You'll need around £37,000 for mid-range 'Comfort'-spec; and about £39,000 for top 'Design' trim. As we told you in our 'Driving' section, all versions are based around the same powertrain combination of a 60.5kWh battery and 201bhp motor. You order online, but all purchases go through the brand's UK dealer network, currently 30-strong. BYD's big market advantage is that, unlike other brands, it makes all its EV drivetrain components itself: batteries, motors, control units, semiconductors - the lot. Which is why instead of waiting months for your car, as is currently the case with EVs from some other brands in this segment, an Atto 3 can be with you in no more than a couple of weeks. And it'll be very well equipped. Even base 'Active' spec gives you quite a lot. There are 18-inch wheels, LED automatic headlights with High Beam Assist, LED tail lamps, roof rails, a panoramic electric sunroof, a heat pump and metallic paint. Parking is aided by camera and all-round sensors and you get adaptive cruise control with an intelligent speed limiter. Inside, even with base active spec, there's vegan leather upholstery, with power adjustment and heating for the front seats. Plus multi-colour ambient lighting, a wireless charging mat and a 5-inch TFT LCD instrument panel. Media connectivity is taken care of by a 12.8-inch 'Electric rotary touchscreen', with voice control, an 8-speaker DAB audio system, 4G Internet access and the company's 'BYD DiLink' suite of media systems. There's also an 8-year 'Cloud service' that gives you 1.5Gb of data per month for free for the first two years. And you get a useful 'Vehicle-to-Load' function so that you can charge things like lap tops and power tools from the vehicle. Mid-range 'Comfort'-spec is the same, except that the base version's feeble 7kW on-board charger is raised to 11kW status. Top 'Design' trim doesn't get you much extra apart from a larger 15.6-inch version of the 'Electric rotary touchscreen', an air purification system and a bit of extra ambient lighting. All Atto 3 models get the same extremely high standard of safety kit. There's a 'Forward Collision Warning' system with 'Automatic Emergency Braking', 'Rear Collision Warning', Rear Cross Traffic Alert', 'Lane Keep Assistance', 'Lane Change Assist', 'Emergency Lane Keep', 'Traffic Sign Recognition' and a full suite of airbags, including a front centre airbag. We said there was a lot.

Cost of Ownership

The battery used here is of the unique-to-BYD lithium-ion-phosphate 'Blade' variety, which incorporates cells mounted in the strips directly to the pack. Which, the Chinese maker says, allows for a much higher cell density than a conventional battery could offer. So a much higher driving range then? Afraid not. The 261 mile range is reasonably class-competitive, but way off being class leading (a MK2 Hyundai Kona Electric, probably the closest rival here, manages 304 miles for instance). BYD claims an efficiency figure of 3.98 miles per kWh; expect more like 3.2 miles per kWh in the real world. To preserve driving range in cold conditions, a heat pump is standard (which draws want for the cabin from the surrounding ambient air and is something that's normally a pricey extra in this segment). You'd think that BYD building, designing and owning this car's entire set of EV drivetrain components (including battery and semiconductors) would allow the company to make the Atto 3 the first car in its segment to offer a truly modern 800V electrical architecture capable of allowing charging with the new breed of ultra-rapid DC public chargers - something we've already seen with the only-slightly-larger Hyundai IONIQ 5. But no, it's the same conventional 400V system as everyone else uses - and the entry model only gets it with a feeble 7kW on-board charger: from mid-spec 'Comfort' trim upwards, a proper 11kW charger unit comes included. Which, when connected to a public 150kW DC charger allows the Atto 3 to be charged to a modest maximum of 88kW. At that speed, a 30-80% boost takes 29 minutes. An AC charge from a home 7kW single-phase wallbox takes 9 hours and 42 minutes from empty to full. If you've avoided base trim and can use an 11kW 3-phase charger, that figure falls to six and a half hours.

Summary

So yet another option to add to your list if you're seeking a compact but family-shaped Crossover-style EV. We're surprised that BYD hasn't priced the Atto 3 a touch lower to give customers more reason to switch from an established brand. But there's no doubt that you get an awful lot for what you're paying here, including a greater slice of interior tech than you might expect at this price point. Interestingly, BYD (which wasn't even making cars until 20 years ago) describes itself as a 'technology company' rather than a car brand. Which shows itself here with this model's uniquely dense 'Blade' battery and standard heat pump. So there's more to this Atto 3 than meets the eye. BYD certainly has big plans for it - and the UK. The company already owns 95% of our electric bus market, it probably produces the battery in your smartphone or lap top. And in future, it wants to sell you your car too. Maybe not this one. But it's well worth a look.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 12.8" Electric rotary touchscreen
  • 2 x front parking radar
  • 4 x Rear parking radar
  • 5" TFT full LCD instrument panel
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Blind spot detection
  • BYD DiLink
  • DAB radio and FM radio
  • Emergency call service
  • Emergency lane keep assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Information and Intelligent Speed Limit Control
  • Lane change assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Power assisted steering
  • Rear collision warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert and rear cross traffic brake
  • Smartphone wireless charging
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Voice control system
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
  • 11KW onboard charger
  • Mode 2 charging cable-Type F
  • Mode 3 type 2 charging cable
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 Speaker audio system
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • 4 x One-touch lift window with anti-pinch function
  • Aluminum roof rail
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlights
  • Electric panoramic srunroof with anti-clamping
  • Electrically folding and heated exterior mirrors
  • Follow me home lighting
  • Footlights for exterior mirrors
  • High beam assist
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Metallic paint
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power sockets
  • 2 x Front USB charge port (1 x Type A , 1 x Type C)
  • 2 x Rear USB charge port (1 x Type A , 1 x Type C)
  • 3 individual rear seats
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Center armrest with dual cupholder
  • Driver and front passenger footlights
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Driver seat with 6-way electric adjustment
  • Four LED door lights
  • Front LED reading lights
  • Front passenger seat with 4-way electric adjustment
  • Front seat file bag
  • Heat pump
  • Heated front seats
  • Integrated front headrests
  • Monochrome ambient lighting doorknob
  • Panoramic sunroof sunshade
  • PM2.5 air filter
  • Rear seat air vents
  • Rear seats center headrest
  • Rear side LED reading lights
  • Rear trunk parcel shelf
  • Rhythm-reactive multi-colour ambient lighting door panel and pad
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Vegan leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Vegan leather seats with red piping
  • Velour floor mats
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 2 ISOFIX in outer rear seats and 1 ISOFIX in front passenger seat
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto vehicle hold function
  • Automatic emergency braking system
  • Belt with pretensioner and force limiter
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Comfort stop
  • Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbag
  • Direct tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Door Opening Warning
  • Driver's airbag
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Front center airbag
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Front side air curtain airbag
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill decent control
  • Integrated Park Brake
  • Mechanical child safety lock
  • Panoramic viewer
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Traction control
SECURITY
  • 2 E-Key and 1 NFC Key
  • Keyless entry and start
WHEELS
  • 18" Alloy wheels
  • Continental tyres - 235/50 R18
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty:75

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:60.48

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins):582

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW:7

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins):390

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW:11

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins):80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW:150

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins):44

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change:10-80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW:150

  • Battery Leased:No

  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion

  • Charging Port Location:Right Side Front

  • Coupler/Connector Type:CCS Type 2

  • Maximum Charging Rate - kW:150

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage:120000

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years:8

  • Usable Battery Capacity:60.48

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City:12

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb:15.6

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City:5.2

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb:4

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City:565

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb:420

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City:351

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb:261

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO:Not Available

  • CO2 (g/km):Data Not Available

  • HC:Not Available

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Noise Level dB(A):Not Available

  • NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:Not Available

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:Not Available

  • Catalytic Convertor:Not Available

  • CC:1

  • Compression Ratio:Not Available

  • Cylinder Layout:Not Available

  • Cylinders:Not Available

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):Not Available

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):Not Available

  • Engine Code:Not Available

  • Engine Layout:Not Available

  • Fuel Delivery:Not Available

  • Gears:1 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:Not Available

  • Transmission:AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:Not Available

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Urban (mpg):Not Available

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:0.0

  • Badge Power:204

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:Not Available

  • Coin Series:Comfort

  • Generation Mark:1

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:38D

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:91

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:89

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:5

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:69

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:74

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:12000

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):7.3

  • Engine Power - BHP:204

  • Engine Power - KW:150

  • Engine Power - RPM:5000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:229

  • Engine Torque - MKG:31.6

  • Engine Torque - NM:310

  • Engine Torque - RPM:Data Not Available

  • Top Speed:99

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:N/A

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Tyre Size Front:235/50 R18

  • Tyre Size Rear:235/50 R18

  • Wheel Style:Not Available

  • Wheel Type:18" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1615

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4455

  • Wheelbase:2720

  • Width:1875

  • Width (including mirrors):2050

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):Not Available

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2160

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1338

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):555

  • Max. Loading Weight:410

  • Max. Roof Load:50

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1750

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.7

By Line

The BYD Atto 3 is a different option for those in search of a high-value compact family EV Crossover. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The BYD Atto 3 enters the crowded market for compact family-sized Crossover EVs, though this fresh Chinese contender is a little less compact than its mass-market rivals - and in some ways, a little cleverer too. It's the alternative you probably won't have considered, but possibly should.

Background

So. Yet another Chinese-branded small EV. Following, MG and GWM Ora, we now have BYD. Which launches on the UK market with this car, the Atto 3. The brand letters stand for 'Build Your Dreams' and the company is actually a huge global player, in 2022 selling nearly 1.9 million EVs and Plug-in Hybrids. Apart from a few e6 MPV electric taxis though, the Atto 3 is the first BYD product we've seen here, its name derived from the word 'attosecond' (which apparently is one quintillionth of a second). They already love this car in China, but there it's called the Yuan Plus. This of course is just the start of BYD's product offensive, overseen by UK dealer network that'll grow from around 30 to about 100 outlets by 2025. By then, we may also be seeing this Shenzhen-based company's Yangwang premium EV brand, which will bring us luxury sports cars and SUVs. But let's start with a look at this Atto 3.

Driving Experience

The performance on offer here won't be much the stuff of 'Dreams', unless those dreams happen to be somewhat modest. Nor, more significantly, will the 261 mile range figure you'll get from the 60.5kWh battery, despite said battery's uniquely-dense 'Blade'-style construction. It powers a single 201bhp electric motor mounted on the front axle (rather than on the rear one, as would it would be from a rival Volkswagen, Skoda or CUPRA model in this class). The Atto 3 doesn't pointlessly hurl itself at the horizon from the get-go, but performance is pleasantly eager, the 7.3 second 0-62mph time about a second faster than comparable Kia Niro EV or Skoda Enyaq iV 60 models. Not that this should suggest handling dynamics tailored for those who like their driving. On the contrary, as you might expect, the multi-link rear suspension with its soft springs has been set up here to prioritise comfort, as most likely owners will want. Expect impressive refinement too. And the usual EV-typical 99mph top speed.

Design and Build

At a glance, for several reasons, you might be left a little unsure of what this Atto 3 model is. In terms of brand, there's a kind of 'I-can't-quite-place-it-MG' sort of vibe. You might also be a touch undecided in terms of this Chinese model's size, where the positioning is little large for models in the compact hatch Kia Niro EV / Volkswagen ID.3 electric segment. And a little small if you're looking at something in the sector just above, like a Volkswagen ID.4 or a Hyundai IONIQ 5. Dimensionally then, the Atto 3 straddles two sectors, a bit like the Skoda Enyaq iV, one of its closest rivals. The Crossover styling is a touch blander than one of those, but smart - in a conservative kind of way. It's a lot more memorable inside, where there's a clear design layout with some unexpectedly quirky touches. The main feature of note is the central 'Electric rotary touchscreen', which will be either 12.8-inches or an enormous 15.6-inches in size, depending on the trim level you've chosen. Strangely, it can rotate to display in either landscape or portrait formats via a push of a provided steering wheel button (BYD thinks it's safer to use the landscape screen for media functions and the portrait screen for the sat nav). Cabin quality is better than the kind of thing you'll find in rival Chinese brands MG and GWM Ora, though there's still scope for improvement. And you get a clearly laid-out 5-inch digital instrument screen. Curious touches include air vents like old CD racks, door bins made of cords strung like guitar strings, interior door handles fixed on the speakers and, weirdly, no auto wiper function. Rear leg room is good, even by the impressive EV class standard, and there's a flat floor. The headroom's a little restricted by the standard panoramic glass roof. You pay for that legroom a little in boot space - it's 440-litres (35-litres less than the slightly smaller Kia Niro EV), but there's 1,338-litres available if you fold the seats flat.

Market and Model

Interestingly for an unknown brand, BYD isn't looking to substantially undercut its main competitors on price. Atto 3 pricing starts at around £36,500 for the base-spec 'Active' variant. You'll need around £37,000 for mid-range 'Comfort'-spec; and about £39,000 for top 'Design' trim. As we told you in our 'Driving' section, all versions are based around the same powertrain combination of a 60.5kWh battery and 201bhp motor. You order online, but all purchases go through the brand's UK dealer network, currently 30-strong. BYD's big market advantage is that, unlike other brands, it makes all its EV drivetrain components itself: batteries, motors, control units, semiconductors - the lot. Which is why instead of waiting months for your car, as is currently the case with EVs from some other brands in this segment, an Atto 3 can be with you in no more than a couple of weeks. And it'll be very well equipped. Even base 'Active' spec gives you quite a lot. There are 18-inch wheels, LED automatic headlights with High Beam Assist, LED tail lamps, roof rails, a panoramic electric sunroof, a heat pump and metallic paint. Parking is aided by camera and all-round sensors and you get adaptive cruise control with an intelligent speed limiter. Inside, even with base active spec, there's vegan leather upholstery, with power adjustment and heating for the front seats. Plus multi-colour ambient lighting, a wireless charging mat and a 5-inch TFT LCD instrument panel. Media connectivity is taken care of by a 12.8-inch 'Electric rotary touchscreen', with voice control, an 8-speaker DAB audio system, 4G Internet access and the company's 'BYD DiLink' suite of media systems. There's also an 8-year 'Cloud service' that gives you 1.5Gb of data per month for free for the first two years. And you get a useful 'Vehicle-to-Load' function so that you can charge things like lap tops and power tools from the vehicle. Mid-range 'Comfort'-spec is the same, except that the base version's feeble 7kW on-board charger is raised to 11kW status. Top 'Design' trim doesn't get you much extra apart from a larger 15.6-inch version of the 'Electric rotary touchscreen', an air purification system and a bit of extra ambient lighting. All Atto 3 models get the same extremely high standard of safety kit. There's a 'Forward Collision Warning' system with 'Automatic Emergency Braking', 'Rear Collision Warning', Rear Cross Traffic Alert', 'Lane Keep Assistance', 'Lane Change Assist', 'Emergency Lane Keep', 'Traffic Sign Recognition' and a full suite of airbags, including a front centre airbag. We said there was a lot.

Cost of Ownership

The battery used here is of the unique-to-BYD lithium-ion-phosphate 'Blade' variety, which incorporates cells mounted in the strips directly to the pack. Which, the Chinese maker says, allows for a much higher cell density than a conventional battery could offer. So a much higher driving range then? Afraid not. The 261 mile range is reasonably class-competitive, but way off being class leading (a MK2 Hyundai Kona Electric, probably the closest rival here, manages 304 miles for instance). BYD claims an efficiency figure of 3.98 miles per kWh; expect more like 3.2 miles per kWh in the real world. To preserve driving range in cold conditions, a heat pump is standard (which draws want for the cabin from the surrounding ambient air and is something that's normally a pricey extra in this segment). You'd think that BYD building, designing and owning this car's entire set of EV drivetrain components (including battery and semiconductors) would allow the company to make the Atto 3 the first car in its segment to offer a truly modern 800V electrical architecture capable of allowing charging with the new breed of ultra-rapid DC public chargers - something we've already seen with the only-slightly-larger Hyundai IONIQ 5. But no, it's the same conventional 400V system as everyone else uses - and the entry model only gets it with a feeble 7kW on-board charger: from mid-spec 'Comfort' trim upwards, a proper 11kW charger unit comes included. Which, when connected to a public 150kW DC charger allows the Atto 3 to be charged to a modest maximum of 88kW. At that speed, a 30-80% boost takes 29 minutes. An AC charge from a home 7kW single-phase wallbox takes 9 hours and 42 minutes from empty to full. If you've avoided base trim and can use an 11kW 3-phase charger, that figure falls to six and a half hours.

Summary

So yet another option to add to your list if you're seeking a compact but family-shaped Crossover-style EV. We're surprised that BYD hasn't priced the Atto 3 a touch lower to give customers more reason to switch from an established brand. But there's no doubt that you get an awful lot for what you're paying here, including a greater slice of interior tech than you might expect at this price point. Interestingly, BYD (which wasn't even making cars until 20 years ago) describes itself as a 'technology company' rather than a car brand. Which shows itself here with this model's uniquely dense 'Blade' battery and standard heat pump. So there's more to this Atto 3 than meets the eye. BYD certainly has big plans for it - and the UK. The company already owns 95% of our electric bus market, it probably produces the battery in your smartphone or lap top. And in future, it wants to sell you your car too. Maybe not this one. But it's well worth a look.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 12.8" Electric rotary touchscreen
  • 2 x front parking radar
  • 4 x Rear parking radar
  • 5" TFT full LCD instrument panel
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Blind spot detection
  • BYD DiLink
  • DAB radio and FM radio
  • Emergency call service
  • Emergency lane keep assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Information and Intelligent Speed Limit Control
  • Lane change assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Power assisted steering
  • Rear collision warning
  • Rear cross traffic alert and rear cross traffic brake
  • Smartphone wireless charging
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Voice control system
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
  • 11KW onboard charger
  • Mode 2 charging cable-Type F
  • Mode 3 type 2 charging cable
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 Speaker audio system
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • 4 x One-touch lift window with anti-pinch function
  • Aluminum roof rail
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlights
  • Electric panoramic srunroof with anti-clamping
  • Electrically folding and heated exterior mirrors
  • Follow me home lighting
  • Footlights for exterior mirrors
  • High beam assist
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Metallic paint
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power sockets
  • 2 x Front USB charge port (1 x Type A , 1 x Type C)
  • 2 x Rear USB charge port (1 x Type A , 1 x Type C)
  • 3 individual rear seats
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Center armrest with dual cupholder
  • Driver and front passenger footlights
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Driver seat with 6-way electric adjustment
  • Four LED door lights
  • Front LED reading lights
  • Front passenger seat with 4-way electric adjustment
  • Front seat file bag
  • Heat pump
  • Heated front seats
  • Integrated front headrests
  • Monochrome ambient lighting doorknob
  • Panoramic sunroof sunshade
  • PM2.5 air filter
  • Rear seat air vents
  • Rear seats center headrest
  • Rear side LED reading lights
  • Rear trunk parcel shelf
  • Rhythm-reactive multi-colour ambient lighting door panel and pad
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Vegan leather multi-function steering wheel
  • Vegan leather seats with red piping
  • Velour floor mats
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 2 ISOFIX in outer rear seats and 1 ISOFIX in front passenger seat
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Auto vehicle hold function
  • Automatic emergency braking system
  • Belt with pretensioner and force limiter
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Comfort stop
  • Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbag
  • Direct tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Door Opening Warning
  • Driver's airbag
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Front center airbag
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Front side air curtain airbag
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill decent control
  • Integrated Park Brake
  • Mechanical child safety lock
  • Panoramic viewer
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Traction control
SECURITY
  • 2 E-Key and 1 NFC Key
  • Keyless entry and start
WHEELS
  • 18" Alloy wheels
  • Continental tyres - 235/50 R18
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ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty:75

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:60.48

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins):582

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW:7

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins):390

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW:11

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins):80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change:0-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW:150

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins):44

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change:10-80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW:150

  • Battery Leased:No

  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion

  • Charging Port Location:Right Side Front

  • Coupler/Connector Type:CCS Type 2

  • Maximum Charging Rate - kW:150

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage:120000

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years:8

  • Usable Battery Capacity:60.48

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City:12

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb:15.6

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City:5.2

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb:4

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City:565

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb:420

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City:351

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb:261

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO:Not Available

  • CO2 (g/km):Data Not Available

  • HC:Not Available

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Noise Level dB(A):Not Available

  • NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:Not Available

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:Not Available

  • Catalytic Convertor:Not Available

  • CC:1

  • Compression Ratio:Not Available

  • Cylinder Layout:Not Available

  • Cylinders:Not Available

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):Not Available

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):Not Available

  • Engine Code:Not Available

  • Engine Layout:Not Available

  • Fuel Delivery:Not Available

  • Gears:1 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:Not Available

  • Transmission:AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:Not Available

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Urban (mpg):Not Available

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:0.0

  • Badge Power:204

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:Not Available

  • Coin Series:Comfort

  • Generation Mark:1

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:38D

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:91

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:89

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:5

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:69

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:74

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:12000

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):7.3

  • Engine Power - BHP:204

  • Engine Power - KW:150

  • Engine Power - RPM:5000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:229

  • Engine Torque - MKG:31.6

  • Engine Torque - NM:310

  • Engine Torque - RPM:Data Not Available

  • Top Speed:99

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:N/A

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Tyre Size Front:235/50 R18

  • Tyre Size Rear:235/50 R18

  • Wheel Style:Not Available

  • Wheel Type:18" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1615

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4455

  • Wheelbase:2720

  • Width:1875

  • Width (including mirrors):2050

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):Not Available

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2160

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1338

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):555

  • Max. Loading Weight:410

  • Max. Roof Load:50

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1750

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.7

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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£320.52
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,884.68 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£316.37
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,847.33 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
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List Price
37,695.00
Arrangements Fee
240 +VAT
Road Tax
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Free UK mainland
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TBC
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Vehicle Information
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£37,695.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
Engine Size
0.0 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
TBC g/km
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Annual Mileage
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Maintenance
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