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Upgraded family electric car now $3000 cheaper! 2024 BYD Atto 3 pricing and specification confirmed for Hyundai Kona electric and MG ZS EV rival

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2024 BYD Atto 3.
2024 BYD Atto 3.

BYD Australia has announced model year 2024 pricing for the BYD Atto 3 small SUV. 

The upgrades mirror those applied to the China-market BYD Yuan Plus and, like in its home market, the Atto 3 is now cheaper than its launch price starting at $44,990 before on-road costs. 

That’s a saving of $3021 for the Standard range, while the popular Extended range model is now $3512 more affordable at $47,499 before on-road costs. 

It may be a less significant price cut that the 12 per cent seen in China – which would’ve brought the Atto 3 down to $42,250 – but there are big benefits with Continental tyres fitted standard in place of the maligned Atlas Batman rubber. 

Also new is the Cosmos black colour,  larger 15.8-inch rotating touchscreen (up from 12.8-inch) with wireless Apple CarPlay and a karaoke function. 

The Hyundai Kona electric and MG ZS EV rival's air conditioning can now be engaged with the car turned off, ideal for when charging in hot climates. 

The MY23 dealer demonstrator price of $45,990 drive-away for the Extended Range has now ended. 

2024 BYD Atto 3.
2024 BYD Atto 3.

The Standard Range has a rated driving range of 345km (WLTP) from a 39.92kWh ‘Blade’ LFP battery and the Extended Range’s bigger 50.48kWh pack increases that to 420km (WLTP). 

Both use a single front-mounted 150kW/310Nm electric motor. Charging is capped at 70kW (DC) for the Standard and 80kW (DC) for the Extended. 

The variants share interior and exterior spec, including artificial leather upholstery, power-adjust front seats, 5.0-inch digital driver’s display, power tailgate, LED headlights, satellite navigation and voice control. 

2024 BYD Atto 3.
2024 BYD Atto 3.

Just like Tesla’s Model 3, BYD has cut prices despite added equipment, better tyres and no loss of driving range. It shows electric price wars are well and truly alive, following cuts from major manufacturers including Tesla, Nissan, Renault and more.

The updated 2024 BYD Atto 3 is available to order now. 

2024 BYD Atto 3 pricing

Prices listed are before on-road costs.

VariantPrice
Standard Range$44,990 (-$3021)
Extended Range$47,499 (-$3521)

 

John Law
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Born in Sydney’s Inner West, John wasn’t treated to the usual suite of Aussie-built family cars growing up, with his parents choosing quirky (often chevroned) French motors that shaped his love of cars. The call of motoring journalism was too strong to deny and in 2019 John kickstarted his career at Chasing Cars. A move to WhichCar and Wheels magazine exposed him to a different side of the industry and the glossy pages of physical magazines. John is back on the digital side of things at CarsGuide, where he’s taken up a role as Deputy News Editor spinning yarns about the latest happenings in the automotive industry. When he isn’t working, John can be found tooling around in either his 2002 Renault Clio Sport 172 or 1983 Alfasud Gold Cloverleaf.  
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