ATTO 3, the first A-class high-performance SUV built by BYD on its 3.0 e-platform launched in Singapore. The car had already been available in other markets around the globe. It made sales by the name of Yuan Plus in China. Then again in Australia and Macau, it went on pre-sale by the same name ATTO 3. By launching in Singapore, the car is making its debut among ASEAN countries and it seems that ATTO 3 is the name the company prefers to use for the car outside of China.
BYD has drawn inspiration for the word ‘ATTO’ from ‘attosecond’ in Physics, which is a unit of time many orders smaller than the second. An attosecond is to a second what a second is to about 31.71 billion years. BYD thus may want to define speed as one of the defining features of the car. The new model was designed for high-performance vehicles with four major advantages: aesthetics, intelligence, efficiency, and safety.
BYD’s ATTO 3: Car specifications
The car adopts BYD’s Dragon Face 3.0 design language. The interiors of the car have a cool sporty theme that would certainly excite the young crowd. ATTO 3 is a front-wheel drive that carries a motor that draws a power of 201hp (150kW) and yields a torque of 310Nm. The car can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 7.3 seconds.
BYD’s ATTO 3: Battery and charging
The car uses a 60.5kWh BYD Blade unit that has an NEDC range of up to 480km. It supports 80kW CCS2 DC and 6.6kW Type 2 AC charging.
BYD entered the Singaporean market nearly 10 years ago and has been offering new energy vehicles ranging from taxis, tour buses, city buses, trucks, forklifts, and urban commodity logistics vehicles. When ATTO 3 comes to market here, it would start selling at SGD 183,888 (US $ 130,000).