BYD Atto 3 EV launched in Thailand – 204 PS/310 Nm, 420 km WLTP from Extended Range variant; RM147k

BYD Atto 3 EV launched in Thailand – 204 PS/310 Nm, 420 km WLTP from Extended Range variant; RM147k

The BYD Atto 3 has been launched in Thailand, arriving in the land of Smiles in Extended Range guise at a price of 1,199,900 Thai baht (RM146,944).

This configuration brings the 60.49 kWh version of the manufacturer’s Blade LFP battery, which offers the fully electric SUV a range of 420 km on the WLTP testing protocol. The Atto 3 will go on sale from November 1, and deliveries will commence from November 11, according to Headlight Magazine.

The Atto 3 EV in Extended Range guise can take up to 80 kW DC charging via a CCS2 connection, enabling a 0-80% state of charge to be achieved in 45 minutes. Conversely, the electric crossover can power electrical appliances through its V2L (vehicle-to-load) system at a rate of up to 2.2 kW.

Motive power for the Atto 3 comes from a front-mounted motor rated to produce 204 PS and 310 Nm of torque, which will propel the Atto 3 from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. Chassis-wise, the Atto 3 rides on MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link setup at the rear, with 18-inch wheels shod in 215/55 tyres.

Active safety equipment for the Thailand market Atto 3 includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, AEB, forward collision warning, rear collision warning, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and rear cross-traffic braking.

Also included are hill start assist, traction control, stability control, ABS, tyre pressure monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, 360-degree surround view camera, front and rear seat belt reminders, and ISOFIX child seat anchor points.

BYD Atto 3 EV launched in Thailand – 204 PS/310 Nm, 420 km WLTP from Extended Range variant; RM147k

For comparison, the Atto 3 in Australia is priced at the equivalent of RM137k at its launch in that market, and the fully electric crossover has been confirmed to be one of two models leading the brand’s entry into the Malaysian market.

While the Atto 3 in on sale in Singapore in just one variant with the larger of two available battery specifications, the Atto 3 for Malaysia could follow in the tracks of the Australian-market model in offering two battery variants, with the 49.92 kWh joining the larger, aforementioned 60.49 kWh battery pack.

In that context, this would be in a similar vein to that of the Hyundai Kona Electric which is on sale in Malaysia in three variants across two battery capacities, namely 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh. Here, the Korean brand’s B-segment electric SUV entry ranges from RM149,888 to RM199,888.

2022 BYD Atto 3

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Jom Global on Oct 11, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Meanwhile, Ora Goodcat Thailand: RM95k to RM120k

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    • Why So Serious on Oct 11, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      I would rather pay a bit more for a conventional looking car with a conventional name. A Bettle copy with cat name? Pass!

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    • Maruah Tercalar on Oct 11, 2022 at 7:53 pm

      Lucky Thailand don’t have national car. Everything is cheaper there.

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      • In Aussie Atto3 sold for RM 137k, while in Thailand sold for RM 147k. Where in the world did get that it is CHEAP in Thailand?

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  • Muts2121 on Oct 11, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Prefer the Lightning CAT. Retro and 911 shape. Love it.

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  • Will Mac on Nov 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Good value but Ora Good Cat has a much better looking interior. This interior looks a bit pony tbh

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