New BYD Atto 3 Launched In Malaysia With Reduced Range

A new Atto 3 has landed in Malaysia. The official distributor of BYD vehicles in Malaysia, Sime Darby Beyond Auto (SDBA), has announced the introduction of the revised BYD Atto 3 for 2024. With the update, there will be only one spec based on the Standard Range model, with an on-road price of RM150,430 without insurance. The Extended range version is no longer available.

The modifications are subtle, but they have a significant impact. The D-pillar texture, which was formerly completed in silver, is now available in black. The streamlined ‘BYD’ insignia has replaced the ‘Build Your Dreams’ emblem on the tailgate of the revised Atto 3.

Body colors available include Boulder Grey, Ski White, and Surf Blue, but a new shade called Cosmos Black is offered as well.

A fresh Black/Dark Blue colour scheme has been added inside. This will be in addition to the current interior colour scheme of Dark Blue/Light Grey. For the exterior, those who choose the new Black/Dark Blue interior can go with Cosmos Black or Boulder Grey, while those who choose the Dark Blue/Light Grey interior can choose between Surf Blue and Ski White.

Most importantly, the infotainment display has been updated from 12.8 inches to a larger 15.6 inches. Both wireless Android Auto and cable Apple CarPlay are available on the infotainment system and the cockpit features a multi-colour ambient lighting system and a wireless charger.

A front-mounted electric motor with 204 horsepower and 310 Nm of torque powers the Atto 3. With an electric range of 410 km (NEDC) or a more realistic 345 km, according to the WLTP standard, the car’s 0-100 km/h sprint time is a modest 7.9 seconds. Both 70kW DC and 7kW AC charging are supported by the Atto 3 which can be charged from 0% to 80% with DC charging in forty-five minutes.

There are three warranties available for the new Atto 3: six years/150,000 km, eight years/160,000 km for the battery, and eight years/150,000 km for the drive unit.

CARLIST THOUGHTS

The Atto 3 is a basic bread-and-butter style of EV, but it’s well-sorted, drives and handles well, has competitive range and still sits at the more reasonable end of EV pricing. However, we don’t think the reduced range will influence buyers all that much. The new modifications only work to make this little EV crossover even better than it was when it first launched 2 years ago. 

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