2023 BYD Atto 3 grand launch in Malaysia on Dec 9-11 – sign up to join; EV estimated pricing RM150k-170k

2023 BYD Atto 3 grand launch in Malaysia on Dec 9-11 – sign up to join; EV estimated pricing RM150k-170k

Sime Darby Motors, the official distributor of BYD vehicles in Malaysia, has announced it will hold a grand launch for the Atto 3 from December 9-11, 2022. Set to take place at Bandar Malaysia, the company is inviting the public to attend the event, although you’ll want to register fast as there are limited spots available.

The Atto 3 is one of a few BYD models that have been confirmed for Malaysia, and the fully electric crossover will be offered with a choice of two battery capacities. The first is a 49.92-kWh pack that offers up to 345 km of range following the WLTP standard (410 km NEDC), while the other option is a 60.48-kWh unit that provides up to 420 km of range (480 km NEDC).

Both are BYD’s in-house developed Blade EV battery packs that power a front-mounted electric motor rated at 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 310 Nm of torque. The Atto 3 supports AC charging (Type 2 connection) up to 7 kW as well as DC fast charging (CCS2 connection), the latter at a max of either 70 kW or 80 kW corresponding to battery capacity – the higher input allows for a 0-80% state of charge to be reached in 45 minutes.

Final pricing (and specifications) will be revealed when the Atto 3 is officially launched but it is estimated to retail between RM150k to RM170k. The projected price range places the BYD EV within range of the Hyundai Kona Electric that starts from RM156k and tops out at RM208k, the latter also capable of netting the base Lite variant of the Ioniq 5 with a 58-kWh battery.

The Atto 3’s estimated price range is also in direct contention with the GWM Ora Good Cat, which is another EV from China that will be sold here. Last week, we reported that the Good Cat had received over 100 bookings even before its official launch. The GWM EV is expected to cost between RM150k to RM160k and will be offered in four variants and two battery capacities.

Once again, if you’re interested and want to be among the first to get up close with the Atto 3, RSVP for the launch event that takes place at Bandar Malaysia from December 9-11, 2022.


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  • RyanT on Nov 22, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Why go for ev when hybrid can get 800-1000km range with same price?

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    • EVUser on Nov 22, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      HYBRID = Electric and ICE . Still has HIGh maintenance COST. Plus Running cost is HIGHER than EV. APPLES not ORANGES.

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      • RyanT on Nov 22, 2022 at 6:56 pm

        At least I don’t need to worry about the driving range while having my whole family in the car…btw, law of conservation of energy, nothing is free…additional 200-300kg on the wheels always be ignored

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  • China leading the way… Japan playing catch up for once

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  • Bangkok on Nov 22, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    This car is a big hit in Thailand now

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  • Registered my interest earlier this month and got a call from Den on last Thursday. Quite interested but dude’s not well-trained as he couldn’t answer a few key questions. Needed time to “check with the team” and then nothing since. Gosh.

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  • Bangkok on Nov 22, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    The car don’t look big outside but interior very spacious and very natural flooring why because blade battery is flat and thin so it doesn’t risen the height of the floor like others when you sit your legs lifted high other brands badly need the blade battery to creat a low flat floor

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  • this is fast…from rumour to launch.

    compared to chery dunno how many more months they want to continue teaser

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  • Bangkok on Nov 23, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Yes from rumour to launch is 2 months from September 2022 to November 2022 I was kind of hearing some news about it and the next few days cars are already on roads this is lighting fast

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  • Lua beng ex on Nov 29, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    EV hard to sell here simply because our subsidized petrol still cheap n more economical fullstop

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