Electric SUV of the Year
BYD Atto 3 Electric
The Atto 3 is eccentric on its surface, with its bold and futuristic exterior, and an interior filled with quirky details from the cool (the rotating infotainment screen) to the odd (guzheng-inspired strings on the doors). However, what lies underneath is a deeply accomplished car - spacious, very comfortable, well-built and well-specced, and with a very usable 400km of range. It is a lot of car for the money.
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I decided to hold my review for 3 months after I own this car, and here I am providing my review now.As an owner to this car, I have lots of opportunities to see heads turning when either I drove cross or parking. I also received numerous complements at Coffee Shop, residential area and office car park.Other than the Atlas Batman tyres which I changed the entire set after 3 encounters of car swinging when I drove over patches of water during raining days, I really has nothing to complain about.Learning more about LFP batteries after owning the car gave me a lot more assurance that I am thankful I did not choose a Lithium Ion battery type of cars. The drive is always comfortable, no hard landing driving over humps, instant response and quick pick up with great handling assured me to be able to maneuver through city jam swiftly.Family is happy, Spotify is there to entertain everyone in the car, and with the BYD APP, it enables the car to be remotely managed, such as turning on the aircon remotely, so that it is a lot cooler hen we stepped in to the car, even when it is parked under the hot sun, in the open car park. Charging is just as swiftly as anyone could imagine, with the BYD APP on hand, I will be able to tell the SOC%, so as to plan my time and be able to pick up the car when it is just fully charged at 100%.100%? Yes, not 80%, is 100%, thanks to LFP batteries which allows us the ATTO 3 owners to be able to fully utilize the battery capacity instead of 80%. The 360 degree cameras helped de-stressing tight parallel parking, there is no longer needing to worry about the car being scratched because of tight space where we are not able to accurately judge on sufficient clearance to park. These are the benefits that I ripe, besides the running costs (fuel, maintenance, etc.), besides being earth friendlier, besides helping the government to achieving a greener Singapore and zero CO2 emission at the set target date, I truly feeling happy owning and driving this car.
Best Family EV you can buy below $200K. Comfortable and refined than most other EV. Drove it for 2 weeks and didn't miss any of my previous rides and could be the best vehicle driven. Test drive it yourself. The apps make available on byd in the future would be like a android tablet on wheels.
Forget about the old e6 or the M3e. This thing isn't just some quickly stamped together car from BYD. There's actually a good amount of polish to be had.
At this price point, it's top value for money for an EV. MG HS EV, Hyundai Kona/Ioniq, Nissan Leaf, Peugeot e2008 and Opel Mokka-e are all about $20k lower. None have the range and equipment list that is close to the Atto.By the way, this car does have keyless entry, as well as tons of safety features
BYD has made it clear that it's dreaming bigger with the Atto 3.

One could certainly argue that Singapore is no stranger to the Chinese marque's dependable and efficient EVs; we've already gotten two generations of the e6 mini-MPV here, as well as the T3 van and seven-seater M3e. Nonetheless, the Atto 3 breaks ground as the firm's first bespoke EV here - and does so with plenty of style.

A dragon-face inspired design already sheaths the SUV in a sleek and modern skin, replete with an LED strip struck across its front fascia, and full-length light bar at the rear with feathered accents.

But the whimsy truly comes to life when one settles into the cabin.

A variety of colours - red, blue, white, and silver - are mixed into its 'athletic' interior, which features a dashboard inspired by muscle fibres, disced aircon vents inspired by dumbbells, and a central cubby cover inspired by a treadmill. Of course, how could we forget the strings lining the door bins - reminiscent of a guzheng?

The slight phantasmagoria of what awaits inside is complemented fittingly by a dazzling 12.8-inch infotainment touchscreen, which can rotate between landscape and portrait orientations according to the driver's preference. An expansive list of features (including the ability to receive over-the-air updates) aside, its size is most appreciated when the car's 360-degree parking camera is blown up on it.

The Atto 3 also takes a different tack from prior BYDs with the amount of performance it offers. Its single motor sends 201bhp and 310Nm of immediate torque to the front wheels - figures that may not be class-leading against its competitors, but nonetheless provide an exhilarating rush we haven't yet seen from the firm.

Nonetheless, the car isn't all fantasy with no practicality. Underneath its wild and imaginative surface, the Atto 3 is ultimately still a comfortable, practical and well-specced SUV.

Riding on BYD's bespoke e-Platform 3.0 allows for the SUV's wheelbase-to-length ratio to be maximised, thereby giving rear passengers plenty of legroom. Here, BYD's patiently-honed 60.5kWh Blade Battery is also particularly good at sipping energy. On a single charge, the Atto 3 will manage up to 480km of range - easily clocking in above the average of what we see from today's EVs.