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BYD Atto 3 vs Rivals: Spec Comparison


Spoiler alert: The BYD is victorious in every parameter, but the result comes at a price, literally

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BYD has just launched its second offering in India in the form of the Atto 3 electric SUV. Priced at Rs 33.99 lakh, the electric SUV is a bit more expensive and larger than its immediate rivals, the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric. The three cars stack fairly close to each other in every sense, so let’s compare everything there is to know about the three EVs.

Dimensions

Dimensions

BYD Atto 3

MG ZS EV

Hyundai Kona Electric

Length

4,455mm

4,323mm

4,180mm

Width

1,875mm

1,809mm

1,800mm

Height

1,615mm

1,649mm

1,570mm

Wheelbase

2,720mm

2,581mm

2,600mm


  • The BYD Atto 3 is the largest of the lot, outgunning its rivals in most aspects.

  • The only dimension where it falls short is with its height (1,615mm) when compared with the MG ZS EV (1,649mm tall).

  • The Hyundai Kona Electric is the shortest of the lot with a length of 4,180mm, but it has a slightly longer wheelbase than the MG ZS EV.

Features


 

BYD Atto 3

MG ZS EV

Hyundai Kona Electric

LED headlamps with DRLs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cruise Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Climate Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rear AC Vents

Yes

Yes

No

Electric Seat Adjustment (driver)

6-way

6-way 

10-way

Ventilated Front Seats

No

No

Yes

Wireless Charging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Digital Driver’s Display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Infotainment

12.8-inch (rotating)

10.1-inch

7-inch

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connected Features

Yes

Yes

No

Passive Keyless Entry

Yes

Yes

Yes

Push Button Start

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sunroof

Panoramic

Panoramic

Single pane

Auto Headlamps

No

Yes

Yes

Rain Sensing Wipers

No

Yes

No

Heads-up Display

No

No

Yes

Ambient Lighting

Yes

No

No

Sound System

8 Speaker

6 Speaker

8-speaker

  • All EVs are well-equipped with creature comfort features and won’t leave you wanting for more.

  • The BYD Atto 3 has the largest touchscreen (12.8-inch) when compared to the 10.1-inch and seven-inch screens of the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric, respectively.

  • The MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric miss out on ambient lighting.

  • The Hyundai Kona Electric loses with regard to the equipment list comparison as it misses out on connected car features and rear AC vents.

Safety

 

BYD Atto 3

MG ZS EV

Hyundai Kona Electric

Airbags

7

6

6

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Camera and Sensors

Front and rear sensors with 360-degree camera

Rear sensors with 360-degree camera

Rear camera with rear sensors 

ESP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Traction Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hill Hold Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tire Pressure Monitor

Yes

Yes

Yes

ADAS

Yes

No

No

  • All three models are fairly well-equipped with safety equipment, but the Atto 3 has the most number of airbags.

  • The BYD Atto 3 is the only EV here with ADAS functionality, including features like blind spot detection, front collision warning, lane-keep assist and more.

Performance


Parameter

BYD Atto 3

MG ZS EV

Hyundai Kona Electric

Battery capacity

60.48kWh

50.3kWh

39.2kWh

Power (PS)

204PS

176PS

136PS

Torque (Nm)

310Nm

280Nm

395Nm

0-100kmph (claimed)

7.3 seconds

8.5 seconds

9.7 seconds

  • The BYD Atto 3 triumphs over its peers with the fastest claimed nought to 100kmph sprint time of 7.3 seconds.

  • The BYD has the maximum power output of the lot, but has a lesser torque figure of 310Nm compared to the Kona Electric’s 395Nm.

  • The MG ZS EV develops the least amount of torque, but still puts out a healthy 177PS. 

  • With a 60kWh battery pack, the BYD Atto 3 has the largest battery amongst its peers.

  • The Kona Electric has the smallest battery here. 

Range And Charging


Parameter

BYD Atto 3 

MG ZS EV

Hyundai Kona Electric

Claimed range (ARAI)

521km

419km

452km

7.2 kW AC Fast charging time (0-100 per cent)

10 hours

8.5 to 9 hours

6 hours and 10 minutes

50 kW DC fast charging time ( 0-80 per cent)

50 minutes

60 minutes

57 minutes



  • The BYD Atto 3 offers the maximum ARAI-claimed range of 521km in comparison to the 419km and 452km offered by the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric, respectively.

  • Charging speed with a 50kW DC charger is quickest in the BYD with a 0-80 per cent charging time of 50 minutes.

  • It also has the slowest charging time of 10 hours when plugged into a 7.2kW AC charger.

Price


 

BYD Atto 3

MG ZS EV

Hyundai Kona Electric

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 33.99 lakh

Rs 22.58 lakh

Rs 23.84 lakh

  • With a price tag of Rs 33.99 lakh, the BYD Atto 3 is more than Rs 10 lakh costlier than the Hyundai and MG EVs.

It is clear from this comparison that the BYD Atto 3 triumphs the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric in every parameter possible. It is even bigger and more premium than the other two EVs and all of this shows in its price tag of Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom), which is more than Rs 10 lakh over the other two cars considered here. 

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For the premium, you get a bigger battery with more range, faster charging speeds and better outright performance. Even in terms of features, the BYD does outdo its rivals with a premium list of features and safety equipment. The BYD Atto 3 can be considered as a bigger and premium alternative to the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric. 

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