How much does the BYD Atto 3 EV cost?
There are two BYD Atto 3 models defined by battery size and range. The Standard costs $48,011 and the Extended we’re testing here is $51,011.35 (both plus on-road costs).
In some places, there are incentives that help reduce the on-road price. In Melbourne, the Extended range is about $51,000 drive-away once Victorian state government costs like stamp duty are added and a $3000 rebate deducted.
It’s still a lot of money for a small car but it’s one of the cheapest EVs you can buy in Australia right now.
Standard Atto 3 exterior equipment includes a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside you’ll find a funky 12.8-inch infotainment touchscreen that can rotate from portrait to landscape at the touch of a button, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connection, wireless phone charging, single-zone climate control with controllable rear vents, synthetic leather seat trim, powered and heated front seats, an eight-speaker audio system, and keyless entry and start. Over-the-air updates provide upgrades such as streaming audio.
The Atto 3’s vehicle warranty is six years/150,000km, although there are exceptions such as the multimedia system which is covered for three years.
The high-voltage battery is protected for eight years/160,000km. Service intervals are 12 months/20,000km and the price schedule for each of the first eight years varies from as little as $189 to $447.
Is the BYD Atto 3 safe?
You may have noticed some recent controversy about the BYD Atto 3’s local ANCAP safety rating.
Essentially, this revolved around carrying young children in the middle rear seat and the front passenger seat. Vehicles built from November 21 2022 comply and vehicles built before that date can be updated to comply.
As a result, the BYD Atto 3 has now gained the maximum five-star rating from ANCAP.
Standard safety equipment includes dual front, side chest-protecting, side head-protecting (curtain), and centre airbags
Autonomous emergency braking (car-to-car, pedestrian, cyclist, junction assist and reversing) operates up to 85km/h. Adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and emergency lane keeping are also standard.