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BYD Atto 3 e-SUV: 10 pros & 6 cons after checking it out at a showroom

The panoramic sunroof is expansive and great. The Atto 3 is loaded with comfort features.

BHPian evolvo recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I visited the BYD showroom today and checked out the Grey color Atto 3 they had on display. I must say the car is quite a stunner from the outside, as expected. And to my surprise, I did not find the (quirky) interior too bad either, like I had anticipated. Its just... you know... 'different'.

Pros:

  • Good aerodynamic design.
  • Good sound system.
  • Great screen (cannot be tilted towards driver though).
  • Comfy Seats.
  • Rear leg room is good (+flat floor as it is an EV first design).
  • Panoramic sunroof is expansive and great.
  • The four colour choices are fantastic.
  • Loaded with Safety Tech (with 5* NCAP test rating).
  • Loaded with Comfort Features.
  • Suggested WLTP Range of 420 km is great, and going by the rave reviews for the BYD E6 real-world range, I'm sure the Atto 3 will perform well too.

Cons:

  • Quirky interiors (most of which is unnecessary and could have been avoided) and hefty centre console area (gear shift, buttons, etc).
  • Access to rear seat is a bit narrow so ingress/egress for elders could be a slight issue
  • Centre screen cannot be tilted towards driver, hampering readability.
  • Under thigh support could be bit better, but I assume all EVs will have this issue due to battery placement in floor (which results in less seat-to-floor height).
  • Messy bonnet compartment (just like MG ZS EV, with lots of wires, parts and wasted space) - they could have easily made a small frunk (which would have also kept it tidy).
  • The showroom was buzzing with customers - surely looks like a winner!

Summary:

So if they price this sanely (30 lakhs), it could be a segment bestseller within no time - owing to a combination of great looks, great performance(0-100 in 7.3 secs), great real-range(WLTP 420), great safety (NCAP 5*) and great warranty package ...hard to top these many!

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