2024 BYD Atto 3 in Malaysia – 1 variant only; new rear badge, 15.6-inch screen; 345 km EV range; RM149,800

2024 BYD Atto 3 in Malaysia – 1 variant only; new rear badge, 15.6-inch screen; 345 km EV range; RM149,800

Sime Darby Motors has updated the BYD Atto 3 for the 2024 model year, with changes being made to the electric vehicle’s variant line-up, design and kit list.

Starting with the variant line-up, the 2024 Atto 3 is no longer offered in Extended Range guise (previously priced at RM168,430), leaving just a sole option (the variant formerly known as the Standard Range) available at an unchanged price of RM149,800 before on-road costs, or RM150,430 on-the-road without insurance.

The powertrain remains the same too, with a front-mounted electric motor rated at 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 310 Nm of torque for a slightly slower 0-100 km/h time of 7.9 seconds. Powering the motor is a Blade lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery that is good for up to 410 km of range following the NEDC standard (345 km WLTP).

For charging, the Atto 3 support a maximum AC input (Type 2) of 7 kW as well as a DC input (CCS2) of 70 kW, the latter capable of getting the battery from a 0-80% state of charge in 45 minutes. There’s also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function to power other devices.

In terms of design changes, the Atto 3 now comes with a black fin trim piece (previously white) on the rearmost pillars, while the ‘Build Your Dreams’ script on the tailgate has been replaced with the BYD logo – this was announced by the Chinese carmaker last year.

Colour options have also been revised, with returning hues being Surf Blue, Ski White and Boulder Grey. There’s now a new Cosmos Black colour offered, but we bid farewell to Forest Green as well as Parkour Red.

2024 BYD Atto 3 in Malaysia – 1 variant only; new rear badge, 15.6-inch screen; 345 km EV range; RM149,800

On the mention of colours, the interior gets a new Black/Dark Blue theme as an alternative to Dark Blue/Light Grey (previously called Eclipse Blue/Hazy Grey). These themes are dependent on the exterior colour, with Black/Dark Blue being available with Cosmos Black or Boulder Grey, while Dark Blue/Light Grey is paired with Ski White and Surf Blue.

As for equipment changes, the Atto 3’s rotating infotainment touchscreen has been enlarged to 15.6-inch diagonally from 12.8 inches previously. Compared to the previous spec sheet, the new-for-2024 Atto 3 also gains the previous Extended Range’s multi-colour ambient lighting system and wireless charging pad.

Beyond these adjustments, the rest of the 2024 Atto 3’s kit list is the same as the pre-update Standard Range and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, adaptive front lights, LED taillights, a powered panoramic sunroof, a five-inch digital instrument cluster, synthetic leather upholstery, automatic air-conditioning, Android Auto (wired) and Apple CarPlay (wireless) support, a six-speaker sound system, keyless entry and start and a CN95 air filter.

2024 BYD Atto 3 spec sheet and price list; click to enlarge

Safety and driver assistance systems are six airbags plus a centre side airbag, ABS, ESC, traction control, EBD, hill descent control, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, brake auto hold, autonomous emergency braking, front collision warning, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, rear collision warning, blind spot monitoring, door open warning and rear cross traffic alert.

Each purchase comes with a six-year, 150,000-km factory warranty and the Blade battery is covered for eight years or 160,000 km. There’s another separate warranty for the drive unit – eight years or 150,000 km for the motor, motor controller, DC assembly and electric control assembly.

Customers can also opt to purchase Standard or Plus service packages, the former priced from RM1,688 to RM4,888 with coverage of between three years or 60,000 km up to eight years or 160,000 km. The latter includes more service items and is offered in six-year, 120,000-km or eight-year, 160,000-km options priced at either RM11,688 or RM17,688.

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Comments

  • ROTI CANAI on May 03, 2024 at 3:59 pm

    no extended range? ppl not dum la…still trying to sell at such high price? saim dabi bongkok betul

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  • mirza on May 03, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    Finally! no more tacky badge!

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  • What? I thought BYD will start a price war. Omoda E5 is more attractive

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    • Sure? Chery more worth to buy. But problem is that did you think that durability is worth to buy Chery than BYD?

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    • Meanwhile, JPJ have announced the recalls for Chery.

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    • Ok not much problems as buying Chery. Meanwhile, JPJ have announced the recalls for Chery.

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    • Chery JLR – don’t expect to be better reliability as can’t beat BYD Toyota JV

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    • haha funny on May 03, 2024 at 10:44 pm

      Still want to buy omoda with its detachable rear axle?

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  • ClownsEverywhere on May 03, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    Omoda E5 is better than this Atto 3, and is safer with MultiLink suspension compared to Omoda 5 ICE, for those toxic netizens keep bashing Chery

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    • Yeah, you will regret once you buy Chery. Meanwhile JPJ have issued recall for Chery. Think twice before you buy. Nothing joke

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    • Chery JLR….don’t expect to be better reliability as can’t beat BYD Toyota JV

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    • It should be the other way round by saying Atto 3 is better than Omada E5 and safer since BYD, even GAC have not much issues than Chery E5 and Chery Omada 5 ICE, for those toxic netizens keep bashing BYD. This is correct statement that I need to help yoi

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  • TinKosong on May 03, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Who come Thailand get lower price???

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  • Ben Yap on May 03, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    345km of range is a joke. you will worry all the way to Penang if don’t stop to recharge.

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    • Esprit on May 03, 2024 at 5:34 pm

      It should be 410km range

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    • Lenovo on May 03, 2024 at 5:48 pm

      Meanwhile other website mentioned that it is 410km, not 345 range, so disagree with you

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    • Reffer on May 03, 2024 at 10:57 pm

      What makes you think if you don’t read brochure and website which mentioned on 410km range but not 345km range

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      • It’s literally written in this article. 410km is the more optimistic NEDC measurement, while 345km is the more realistic WLTP standard.

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        • Panasense on May 06, 2024 at 3:23 pm

          Depends. Not necessary have to be more realistic as 345km WLTP standard, could be more as 380 km or even 400 km range. I just recently got MG4, it does not necessarily have to follow WLTP standard, can be better and more than WLTP standard and can be almost NEDC standard

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  • hayoh on May 03, 2024 at 4:39 pm

    I always prefer BYD. But Omoda E5 is really killing it in spec and pricing. Atto 3 should be now selling in the RM140k range to be competitive.

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  • no eye see on May 03, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    hahaha, SD motors have no balls to slashes price

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  • Nice

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  • Still durable than Chery Omada E5

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  • Esprit on May 03, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    It should be 410km range, Not 345km range

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  • Xiaomao on May 03, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    Did they improve the handing? Both the dolphin and Atos 3 are quite floaty in test drives, and it is keeping me from considering BYD for my first EV.

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  • Haiyaa on May 03, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    If BYD Malaysia still didn’t give 11kWh AC charging, like c’mon, this is not benefiting the consumer.

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  • Lenovo on May 03, 2024 at 5:46 pm

    Those haters are bascially came from keyboard warriors but not buyers.

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  • Lenovo on May 03, 2024 at 5:48 pm

    Meanwhile other website mentioned that it is 410km, not 345 range, so disagree with you

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  • paanjang16 on May 03, 2024 at 5:50 pm

    Why would anyone choose the standard Atto 3 over the E5 with this kind of pricing? The E5 has better range and can support 11kW AC charging. Quality wise both also come from the Middle Kingdom. E5 to me looks better than the Atto 3.

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    • Copy and Paste on May 04, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      “Ohhh….did someone said bad about BYD just now and forcing buyers to buy this? But look at how many recalls are there and also more problems come out for Chery.” From someone said

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    • Yeah, your dreams is up. E5 is unsuitable for you. I’m afraid. E5 and Chery models have tons of problems than Atto 3

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  • Ollie on May 03, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    There’s literally a new EV model released every single day in China, from basic to luxury, so easy to make. The Atto is just popular cos first to market. The China ev are flooding the market just wait for the price war and patiently choose one that you really like, don’t settle for the Atto

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  • msia driver on May 03, 2024 at 6:20 pm

    BYD will soon die in the market if not dare to slash price.
    with 150k Atto3, i rather top up sikit to get model 3. lel

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    • Bagless on May 05, 2024 at 9:55 pm

      Model 3 is uncomparable and also interior looks plain but lots of problems and easily breakdown than BYD

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  • WOW

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  • Want to buy this car, can go see second hand listing. Plenty of them. All almost brand new. People buy and let go after couple of months.

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  • kckfen on May 03, 2024 at 8:10 pm

    Weird move by Sime Darby, this is how you turn the best selling model by BYD, and thrash the sales to junk. More expensive than Thailand spec, lesser battery than Thailand spec, and no longer have extended spec.

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    • Reffer on May 03, 2024 at 10:55 pm

      Lesser battery…then what makes you think if you don’t read brochure

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  • Mantap la! Baik la beli BYD

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  • ThePolygon on May 03, 2024 at 9:23 pm

    This is what happened when a third party distributor / dealer is involved. Global price slashed not converted into local price slashed. Global pricing by BYD. Local pricing by Sime Darby.

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    • BYD fanboi on May 04, 2024 at 9:43 am

      Biasa la, Sime Darby memang macam tu. Hari hari mau cut cost dan sapu duit cepat.

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  • BYD Toyota JV

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  • Reffer on May 03, 2024 at 10:56 pm

    Those saying 345km range, saying Lesser battery…did you read any car website or brochure?

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  • Why get rid of the big battery pack version.. 49kWh battery is too small for a big SUV

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  • DonkeyKong on May 04, 2024 at 12:36 am

    Chinese firework for sale before Raya Haji

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  • EVcarsRaScam on May 04, 2024 at 9:39 am

    Why bother about all the range concerns, charging stations, etc.. Just go Petrol. EV cars are a scam (still). Wise up guys.

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  • Clean King on May 04, 2024 at 9:41 am

    BYD Atto 3 is really the best in this segment for the price. In Thailand, NZ and Australia they are selling like hot cakes. Their blade battery can charge everyday 100% without degradation.

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  • Sime darby so greedy…….want to milk a lot of Malaysian…..

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  • they wanna tell their Chinese competitors that they wanna pocket more money in Malaysia market you all don’t come and kacau kacau, we sell car so long already never earn so little one, want come in Malaysia then sell high price like us.

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  • degree on May 04, 2024 at 10:43 am

    Good article. Just that distance range for this article needs correction, should be 410km range but not 345km range. Just not to let customer to be confused

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    • It’s listed in the article. 410km is the NEDC standard while 345km is the more realistic WLTP standard. We should ignore the NEDC number as it’s rarely achievable in the real world.

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      • Panasense on May 06, 2024 at 3:24 pm

        Depends. Not necessary have to be more realistic as 345km WLTP standard, could be more as 380 km or even 400 km range. I just recently got MG4, it does not necessarily have to follow WLTP standard, can be better and more than WLTP standard and can be almost NEDC standard

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  • BYD User on May 04, 2024 at 5:09 pm

    Buy BYD and dont buy poor and lousy Tesla and other German brands

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  • Sound system with guitar strings…nice!!

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  • Siew Chuong on May 04, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    Insane price for that amount of range.

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  • Beauty

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  • Javin on May 05, 2024 at 11:35 am

    Already order! Power is good but acceleration is faster than the rest of rivals

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  • ROTI CANAI on May 05, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    careful on quality of chery though, the chery is made at inokom kulim which is owned by….saim dabi….confirm got sabotage

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  • Bagless on May 05, 2024 at 9:53 pm

    Awesome

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  • ahbeng on May 06, 2024 at 8:36 am

    SD is removing the BYD atto3 ER from their lineup and it will be replaced with BYD SeaLion for that RM170k price range.

    This will offer a competitive pricing with Tesla Model Y. Imagine if Atto3 ER selling at RM169k, how much SeaLion going to price… 180k ?? It will just kill atto3 product and everyone know, SD did a big markup on atto3 before tesla launch. So instead of selling ER at 149k, they decide to maximise their profit by selling the lower spec atto3 and hopefully eat some market share from Model Y if they price it below.

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  • Rim curber on May 06, 2024 at 4:27 pm

    The only thing that are missing here is the 8-speaker Dirac HD sound system

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  • wonder which smartass decided to keep the short range version for sale

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