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BYD Atto Three vs MG ZS EV vs Hyundai Kona EV: specs in contrast | Autocar India

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The Atto Three has the biggest battery and the best ARAI-claimed vary amongst its rivals.

Revealed On Oct 16, 2022 09:00:00 AM

Chinese language carmaker BYD just lately showcased the Atto Three electrical SUV because the manufacturers second providing in India after the e6 MPV. The corporate has already began accepting bookings with deliveries set to begin from January 2023. The Atto3 is slated to launch someday in November and is predicted to be priced across the Rs 30 lakh mark. For that value, it would see competitors from the likes of the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electrical. We evaluate the most recent entrant within the midsize electrical SUV area towards its rivals to see the way it stacks up on paper.

BYD Atto Three vs ZS EV vs Kona EV: dimensions 

BYD Atto Three vs rivals: dimensions
BYD Atto 3 MG ZS EV Hyundai Kona EV
Size 4,455mm 4,323mm 4,180mm
Width 1,875mm 1,809mm 1,800mm
Peak 1,615mm 1,649mm 1,570mm
Wheelbase 2,720mm 2,585mm 2,600mm
Boot capability 440-litres 470-litres 332-litres
Floor clearance 175mm 177mm 170mm
Wheel measurement 18-inch 17-inch 17-inch

The Atto Three is the biggest amongst its rivals, and by a good margin. At 4,455mm in size, the Atto Three is 132mm longer than the ZS EV and a big 275mm longer than the Kona EV. Its wheelbase can be 135mm and 120mm longer than the ZS EV and Kona EV, respectively, with the Atto Three additionally being the widest of the lot. The one dimension the place a rival has an edge is in its top – the ZS EV being 34mm taller. The Kona EV, in the meantime, is the smallest on this firm.

When it comes to boot area, nevertheless, the ZS EV’s is the biggest, adopted by the Atto Three and the Kona EV. All three SUVs are very carefully matched when it comes to floor clearance, set aside by 7mm solely. The ZS EV has the best floor clearance whereas the Kona EV has the least. As for wheel measurement, the Atto Three rides on bigger 18-inch rims as in comparison with its rival’s 17-inch wheels.

BYD Atto Three vs ZS EV vs Kona EV: powertrain and vary

BYD Atto Three vs rivals: powertrain and vary
BYD Atto 3 MG ZS EV Hyundai Kona EV
Battery Capability 60.48kWh 50.3kWh 39.2kWh
Electrical Motor Everlasting magnet synchronous motor Everlasting magnet synchronous motor Everlasting magnet synchronous motor
Energy 204hp 176hp 136hp
Torque 310Nm 280Nm 395Nm
Vary (ARAI claimed) 521km 461km (ICAT) 452km

All three SUVs are powered by a entrance axle-mounted everlasting magnet synchronous motor, though it’s the Atto Three that has the biggest battery pack at 60.48kWh – 10.18kWh bigger than the ZS EV and 21.28kWh bigger than the Kona EV. The Atto Three can be probably the most highly effective on this firm, producing 28hp greater than the ZS EV and 68hp greater than the Kona EV, nevertheless, the Kona EV has the best torque output amongst its rivals – 85Nm greater than the Atto Three and 115Nm extra ZS EV.

The Atto 3’s largest battery pack helps it boast of the best claimed vary of 521km, which is 60km and 69km greater than the ZS EV and Kona Electrical, respectively. Do notice that the claimed vary figures of the Atto Three and Kona EV are ARAI-certified, however the ZS EV has an ICAT certification.

BYD Atto Three vs ZS EV vs Kona EV: charging

BYD Atto Three vs rivals: charging
BYD Atto 3 MG ZS EV Hyundai Kona EV
AC sluggish charging NA 18-19hrs to 100% (15 A socket) 19hrs to 100% (2.8kW socket)
AC quick charging About 10hrs to 100% (7kW) 8-9hrs to 100% (7.4kW) 6hrs 10minutes to 100% (7.2kW)
DC quick charging 50 minutes to 80% (80kW) 1 hr to 80% (50kW) 57minutes to 80% (50kW)

As for charging, the ZS EV and Kona EV can each be plugged into an everyday three-pin home socket, though BYD hasn’t said the identical for the Atto 3. Nevertheless, utilizing an AC quick charger, the Atto Three and ZS EV have very comparable charging instances. The previous does take about an hour extra, however it additionally has a bigger battery pack. In the meantime, the Kona EV takes the least time to prime as much as 100 %, however that is because of it having the smallest battery pack of the lot.

Utilizing a DC quick charger, the Atto 3, regardless of having the biggest battery, takes the least time to prime as much as 80 %, though it makes use of a extra highly effective 80kW charger for that. In the meantime, utilizing a 50kW DC quick charger, the Kona EV costs simply three minutes sooner than the ZS EV to 80 %, regardless of the latter having a considerably bigger battery.

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