The BYD ATTO 3 Extended Range is a mid-sized electric SUV that early adopters predict will be the next big thing. Taking it for a short suburban drive reveals that the Atto 3 has the potential to garner a significant fanbase.
A gently sloping roofline, small LED headlights, and aerodynamic wheels distinguish the Atto 3’s exterior appearance based on BYD’s current Dragon Face 3.0 design language. A whimsical fitness and musical-inspired concept are carried through to the inside of the Chinese-built EV. This includes red strings on the door cards meant to resemble guitar strings, dumbbell-shaped air vents, and a standard two-tone blue and white interior.
In contrast to other front-wheel-drive EVs with comparable power outputs, the 150kW/310Nm electric motor feels sprightly right out of the gate owing to computer intervention. BYD claims a 0-100 km/h time of 7.3 seconds. According to the cautious WLTP standard, the ATTO 3 Extended Range 3 has a 420-kilometre (km) range.