BYD Atto 3 deliveries to begin soon, 500 units being shipped to Malaysia

500 units of the BYD Atto 3 are now on their way to Malaysia, as posted on the BYD Asia Pacific Facebook page. Launched in Malaysia in December last year, the BYD Atto 3 is available in two variants in Malaysia, namely the Atto 3 Standard Range and the Atto 3 Extended Range.

In the Facebook posting, BYD says that the 500 units already on their way to Malaysia demonstrate the company’s “robust supply chain and in-house production capacity”. The latest report on BYD’s sales in Malaysia shows that over 1,000 bookings were received in 10 days for the Atto 3. It looks like almost half of those customers will be getting their car soon.

The launch of the Atto 3 in Malaysia spearheads the brand’s entry into the country. Officially distributed by Sime Darby Beyond Auto, the brand target to open 40 showrooms in Malaysia by the end of 2024.

Prices of the BYD Atto 3 in Malaysia start from RM149,800 for the Atto 3 Standard Range and RM167,800 for the Atto 3 Extended Range. The Standard Range model has a 49.92-kWh battery that provides 345 km of range (WLTP). The Standard Range houses a 60.48-kWh battery that provides 420 km of electric range (WLTP).

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Charging the batteries can be done at a maximum rate of 6.6 kW with AC charging for both variants. DC fast charging can be done at a maximum rate of 70 kW for the Standard Range and 80 kW for the Extended Range. Like some Korean EVs, the BYD Atto 3 is also capable of vehicle-to-load (V2L) function. This can be done at a maximum rate of 2.2 kW.

Safety features on the BYD Atto 3 include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Front Collision Warning (FCW), Rear Collision Warning (RCW), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Door Open Warning (DOW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

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While the Atto 3 isn’t the cheapest EV you can buy (that goes to the Or Good Cat), it is one of the more affordable ones that could boost EV adoption in Malaysia. BYD has also teased the BYD Seal and BYD Dolphin in Malaysia, which will soon join the brand’s all-electric lineup here.

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