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    The BYD Atto 3 has entered 2024 unchanged.

    The first BYD vehicle to go on sale in Australia landed mid-2022. Initial deliveries consisted of the Extended Range, currently priced at $51,011 before on-roads, with the Standard Range subsequently following.

    In 2023 BYD sold 11,042 examples of its Atto 3 electric SUV in Australia, contributing to its title as the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer last year.

    While the BYD Atto 3 isn’t Australia’s cheapest electric car anymore, it is yet to see a price increase since August 2023.

    It competes against the likes of the MG ZS EVHyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf.

    The Atto 3 is currently offered in two variants, the Standard Range and Extended Range. Both models have the same features, with the only difference being their electric battery capacity and range.

    The BYD Atto 3 Standard Range offers 345km of range according to WLTP testing, while the Atto 3 Extended Range has a range of 420km according to WLTP testing.

    Pricing

    • 2024 BYD Atto 3 Standard Range: $48,011
    • 2024 BYD Atto 3 Extended Range: $51,011

    All prices are before on-road costs.

    Drivetrain

    Both variants of the 2024 BYD Atto 3 are powered by a single electric motor producing 150kW of power and 310Nm, with drive sent through the front wheels.

    Efficiency

    The entry-level 2024 BYD Atto 3 Standard Range is fitted with a 49.92kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) ‘Blade’ battery and has a claimed driving range of 345km in WLTP lab testing.

    The flagship Atto 3 Extended Range is powered by a larger 60.48kWh LFP battery, with an increased WLTP driving range of 420km.

    Both Atto 3 models have a maximum AC charging speed of 7kW. The Atto 3 Standard Range has a maximum DC charging speed of 70kW, while the Extended Range is capable of DC charging at up to 80kW.

    Vehicle-to-load (V2L) comes as standard.

    Dimensions

    The 2024 BYD Atto 3 measures in at 4455mm long, 1875mm wide, and 1615mm tall, with a 2720mm wheelbase.

    Boot space with the rear seats upright is 440L, which can be expanded to 1340L with them folded. The rear seats fold in a 60:40 configuration.

    The Atto 3 Standard Range has a 1680kg kerb weight, whereas the Extended Range with its larger battery is slightly heavier at 1750kg.

    The Atto 3 is rated to tow 750kg braked and unbraked.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2024 BYD Atto 3 is covered by a six-year, 150,000km warranty, though there are various amounts of coverage for certain parts.

    • High-voltage battery: eight years or 160,000km
    • Electric motor, high-voltage assembly, motor controller: eight years or 150,000km
    • Lights, tyre pressure monitoring module, suspension, ball joints: four years or 100,000km
    • 12V battery: one year or 12,000km
    • Air conditioner filters, button battery, brake pads, clutch discs, tyres, wiper blade assemble, bulbs and fuses: six month or 10,000km

    The infotainment system is covered by a three-year, 60,000km warranty, along with components like the shock absorbers, wheel bearings, USB charging port connectors, and AC/DC charging port assembly.

    The BYD Atto 3 requires servicing every 12 months/20,000km. The first eight services are capped at $189, $370, $189, $447, $189, $370, $189, and $447 respectively.

    BYD also offers a “light” service plan for those who travel less than 20,000km per year. For up to five years and 60,000km owners can pay a fixed price of $189 per service.

    Servicing for the Atto 3 can be completed at a BYD or mycar service centre.

    BYD Atto 3 owners get 12 months of complimentary 24/7 roadside assistance with their purchase.

    Safety

    The BYD Atto 3 has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP in 2022.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 91 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 84 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 69 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 80 per cent.

    All 2024 BYD Atto 3 models have the following safety features:

    • Front, side, side curtain, and far-side airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Front collision warning
    • Rear collision warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Surround-view camera
    • Drive recorder
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Front and rear seat belt reminder
    • ISOFIX child restraint anchorage points (outer rear seats)

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 BYD Atto 3 comes with the following standard equipment:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Roof rails
    • Panoramic sunroof with electric slide and anti-trap function
    • Power tailgate
    • Heated and power-folding side mirrors
    • LED headlights
    • Auto high-beam
    • LED daytime running lights
    • LED rear lights
    • 12.8-inch rotating touchscreen infotainment system
    • 5.0-inch digital instrument cluster
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Wired Apple CarPlay
    • Wireless Android Auto
    • Voice assistant
    • Factory navigation
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Eight-speaker Dirac HD sound system
    • USB-A port and USB-C port in centre console
    • USB-A port and USB-C port in rear
    • Music streaming
    • Wireless phone charger
    • 12V socket
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Portable card key
    • Single-zone air-conditioning
    • Heat pump
    • PM2.5 air filter
    • One-touch up-and-down windows with anti-pinch function
    • Multi-colour gradient ambient lighting
    • LED front reading light
    • LED rear side reading light
    • Luggage compartment light
    • Artificial leather upholstery
    • Six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
    • Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
    • Heated front seats
    • Domestic 3-pin plug AC charger
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Regenerative braking

    Colours

    All paint colours besides the Ski White cost an additional $700.

    • Parkour Red
    • Surf Blue
    • Boulder Grey
    • Ski White
    • Forest Green

    There’s only one interior option available, which is a two-tone finish called Eclipse Blue + Hazy Grey.

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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