2023 BYD Atto 3 price and specs: Full details for Australia's affordable electric SUV


Key Points

  • BYD electric car priced from $48,011
  • One high-spec variant with two LFP Blade Battery sizes
  • Up to 420km range, includes heat pump, PM2.5 filter, V2L

The 2023 BYD Atto 3 has been given a price increase of $3630, but remains one of the few affordable electric SUVs in Australia.

The Forest Green exterior colour option is also now available to order – confirming the brochure leaked last year. It's an additional $700 option for both Standard- and Extended Range batteries.

The BYD Atto 3 is now priced from $48,011 for the Standard Range and $51,011 Extended Range before on-road costs. It provides up to 420km of claimed WLTP range featuring a 12.8-inch rotating infotainment system capable of receiving over-the-air (OTA) software updates, a 360-degree camera system, and a NFC card key.

Despite this, the Atto 3 small SUV is eligible for most Australian electric car incentives, including the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for fleets and novated leases.

✅CAR REVIEW: BYD Atto 3 Extended Range Owners Review

BYD Atto 3 rear logo letter and Forest Green colourBYD Atto 3 rear logo letter and Forest Green colour

The BYD electric car is capable of recharging on up to 7kW AC and 70kW DC (Standard Range) or 80kW DC (Extended Range). It also includes a power board adapter to use vehicle-to-load (V2L) via the front-right exterior charging port.

A single top-spec variant is offered using a choice of two proprietary lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) Blade Battery sizes that’s said to be more space efficient, durable and safer than conventional LFP packs.

Other headlining features include an energy-saving heat pump for colder conditions, a PM2.5 cabin air filter, complete active safety assistance suite as standard, and sequential rear indicators. It currently lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection, but local distributor EVDirect has promised it will be available soon via an OTA update.

The BYD Atto 3 directly rivals the slightly cheaper MG ZS EV, Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona Electric. It also faces pricier electric cars, including the popular Tesla Model Y and Kia Niro EV.

Atto 3 Specs: Range, Charging and Size

Grey and blue BYD Atto 3 in front of urban building

The main difference between the Standard Range and Extended Range Atto 3 is the larger battery pack, which gives the latter an additional 75km of range.

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Atto 3 Price, Models and Features

BYD Atto 3 exterior and interiorBYD Atto 3 exterior and interior

Atto 3 Standard Range price: $48,011 before on-road costs

Standard Range estimated price after incentives:

The BYD Atto 3 Standard Range costs between $46,118 to $48,880 after applicable on-road costs and government incentives.

Atto 3 Standard Range features:

Battery49.9kWh usable Blade Battery
Exterior18-inch alloy wheels (215/55)
Power folding heated wing mirrors
Roof rails
LED headlights with auto high beam assist
LED tail lights with sequential indicators
InteriorTwo-tone Eclipse Blue/Hazy Grey synthetic leather interior
Six-way electrically adjustable driver seat
Four-way electrically adjustable front passenger seat
Front heated seats
Panoramic sunroof
Power tailgate
Auto/up down for all four windows
Colour gradient ambient lighting
LED interior lights
Auto single-zone climate control
PM2.5 air filter
Technology12.8-inch rotating infotainment system capable of receiving OTA updates
FM/DAB radio, Bluetooth, Spotify streaming app
Built-in navigation powered by Nokia’s Here Technologies
5-inch driver's instrument display
Eight-speaker Dirac sound system
Qi wireless charging pad
Built-in front dashcam video recorder
Keyless entry and start
NFC card key
Heat pump
Exterior V2L
Safety assistAuto emergency braking
Rear cross traffic alert and brake assist
Rear collision warning
Blind spot monitoring
Lane keep assist and departure warning
Door open warning
360-degree camera
Two front, four rear radars
BYD Atto 3 interiorBYD Atto 3 interior

Atto 3 Extended Range price: $51,011 before on-road costs

Extended Range estimated price after incentives:

The BYD Atto 3 Extended Range costs between $49,118 to $51,880 after applicable on-road costs and government incentives.

Atto 3 Extended Range adds:

Battery60.5kWh usable Blade Battery
Check out Glen's Atto 3 Extended Range owner review
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BYD Atto 3 Forest Green

BYD Atto 3 options

  • Standard paint – no cost: Ski White
  • Premium paint – $700: Surf Blue; Boulder Grey; Parkour Red; Forest Green

Atto 3 Government Incentives

As of the time of this article, the BYD Atto 3 variants eligible for government incentives are summarised in the table below. Refer to the following for more information on the; federal FBT exemption and state-based incentives.

Atto 3 Warranty and Servicing

BYD Atto 3 C-Pillar in front of Automall logo

The BYD Atto 3 is covered by a six-year/150,000km vehicle warranty and eight-year/160,000km battery warranty, promising it retains at least 70 per cent of its health.

However, the distributor EVDirect specifies separate warranty exclusions for select parts, including:

  • Drive unit (motor, motor controller, high voltage electric control assembly) – Eight-years/150,000km
  • Lights; tyre pressure monitoring module; suspension; ball joint – Four-years/100,000km
  • Infotainment system; shock absorber; belt; dust cover; bushing or gasket; release and wheel bearings; PM2.5 sensor; AC/DC charging port; USB charging ports – Three-years/60,000km
  • 12-volt auxillary battery – 12-months/20,000km
  • Air conditioner filters (filter net, high efficient strainer, electrostatic filter); button key battery; brake pads; clutch disc; tyres; wiper blade assembly; bulbs; fuses; ordinary relays – Six-months/10,000km

Only 12 months of roadside assistance coverage is included.

BYD Atto 3 charging port and rear rowBYD Atto 3 charging port and rear row

The BYD electric car can be serviced via Eagers Automotive-run BYD showrooms and select mycar Tyre and Auto mechanics. For a full list of service locations, refer to the BYD Automotive website.

Owners can choose from two servicing tiers:

  • Standard: Every 12 months/20,000km, with capped prices over eight-years/160,000km averaging $298.75 per visit
  • Light: Every 12 months/12,000km, with capped prices over five-years/60,000km costing a fixed $189 per visit

An initial free three-month/5000km service is needed.

If an owner chooses the light plan but exceeds driving 60,000km during the first five-years, service prices will revert to the standard kilometre schedule.

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