The All-New BYD ATTO 3 arrives in Malta

• The all-new fully electric BYD ATTO 3 has finally arrived in Malta, bringing pioneering EV technology developed for safety and efficiency, complete with high levels of standard equipment to Maltese consumers.

• With safety a priority, BYD’s ATTO 3 has scored Five-Star Rating in Euro NCAP Safety Tests.

• The BYD ATTO 3 is the first C-SUV to utilise the ground-breaking e-Platform 3.0 bringing the latest in EV innovation to Maltese customers.

• It is equipped with the highly efficient 60.48 kWh BYD Blade Battery with a 260-mile range (WLTP combined) and DC Charging ( SOC 30-80%) in just 29 minutes.

• The BYD ATTO 3 is available to order now when visiting local leading automotive & marine dealership company, GasanZammit Motors Ltd in Mrieħel, with customer deliveries commencing 1st October 2023.

BYD (Build Your Dreams), the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles and power batteries, introduces a new brand and new technology to the Maltese automotive marketplace. The all-new, all-electric BYD ATTO 3 is now available to order from Malta, thanks to the international automotive subsidiary sole representative in Malta, GasanZammit Motors Ltd, with customer deliveries starting from 1st October 2023.

With more than 28 years’ experience in battery research and development, BYD is globally renowned for its pioneering technology and world-leading innovations in e-Mobility solutions. BYD is the only New Energy Vehicle (NEV) producer to have developed its own powertrain systems, power batteries, automotive semiconductors, drive-motors and motor controller systems.

BYD is proud to unveil in the Maltese automotive marketplace the new BYD ATTO 3 bringing pinnacle technology and revolutionary battery expertise.

The new BYD ATTO 3 is a spacious C-Segment SUV, combining modern aesthetics with exceptional intelligence and efficiency derived from pioneering electric vehicle technology and smart connectivity. The elegant BYD ATTO 3, with its distinctive sloping silhouette, is expressive from every angle. It has been designed by Wolfgang Egger with the European customer in mind, providing a stylish fun-inspired choice, complete with very high levels of standard equipment. Attention to detail extends to the unique interior which gives the BYD ATTO 3 an added dimension of youthful flair and personality.


COMFORT €37,990
DESIGN €39,990
*excludes insurance and registration fee

Two model variants will feature in the range; ‘Comfort’ and ‘Design’ trim levels. Both Comfort and Design models will be available for sale immediately in the Maltese market.

Michael Shu, Managing Director, BYD Europe, says: “BYD’s passenger car business has developed rapidly. We have made some preparations for the European market and brought a new product matrix. At present, BYD has served a total of 5.1 million car owners. We hope to bring these experiences to Malta, which we recognise as significant important European market. With the advantages of BYD’s core technology, cost and production capacity, combined with the localised resources of local dealer groups, we will bring diversified choices to consumers and provide great customer service.”

Ground-breaking BYD EV Technology – developed for safety, efficiency and performance

The BYD ATTO 3 is the first SUV to be built on BYD’s ultra-intelligent, next-generation e-Platform 3.0 for the ultimate in safety, system efficiency, integrated vehicle intelligence, performance. It also creates larger cabin space. BYD’s new generation e-Platform 3.0 is at the forefront of EV innovation, and comprises the world’s first mass-produced highly integrated 8-in-1 electric powertrain connecting all electric control units and management systems. Such seamless deep integration delivers overall system efficiency of 89%.

Other core features at the heart of the e-Platform 3.0 are the BYD Blade Battery and the high-efficiency heat pump.

Featuring the industry’s first direct cooling and heating system for power batteries, increasing thermal efficiency by up to 20% in the winter, the innovative system leverages the residual heat from surroundings. With intelligent thermal management, efficiency is achieved in a wide range of temperatures with excellent low temperature driving range.

The BYD ATTO 3 also utilises ground-breaking battery technology, evolving from over 28 years’ expertise in this specialist sphere, providing new levels of safety, durability and performance, as well as increased battery space utilisation. The revolutionary, ultra-safe Blade Battery has surpassed the Nail Penetration Test, regarded as the Mount Everest of battery safety tests. The cobalt-free Blade Battery uses Lithium Iron-Phosphate (LFP) as its cathode material, which offers a much higher level of safety than conventional lithium-ion batteries. LFP has inherently excellent thermal stability and significantly, is cobalt-free. LFP is also a very durable material.

Efficiency and longer range are further benefits of the Blade Battery, providing more power density for optimum performance and efficiencies, including faster charging.
Optimum Performance and Handling for a Better Driving Experience

Combined, this integrated technology has been developed to deliver optimum performance and a better driving experience. With the 60.48 kWh Blade Battery combined with the permanent magnet synchronous motor, the BYD ATTO 3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 7.3 seconds.

Impressive Charging, Range and Efficiency

BYD ATTO 3 has a reassuring combined WLTP electric range of 420 kilimeters and 565 kilometers city range with energy consumption as low as 15.6 kWh/100km (WLTP) and 12 kWh/100km (city). Charging power is 11 kW AC 3 (Comfort and Design). High performance is also achieved when it comes to recharging. With a 150KW DC charger, the battery can be replenished from SOC 30% to 80% in just 29 minutes. Overnight charging from an almost empty battery to full range can be completed in just 6.5 hours. BYD ATTO 3 (all three trims) is also equipped with VtoL function so external devices can easily be charged by the car battery.

Ultra-Safe with High Levels of Standard Equipment

BYD is committed to innovation for safer driving, and that is why the BYD ATTO 3 has a comprehensive suite of standard safety and driver assistance equipment. BYD ATTO 3 scored Five-Star Rating in Euro NCAP Safety Tests. It achieved a score 91% for adult occupant protection and 89% for child occupant protection.

All models feature Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Brake, Lane Keep Assistance, Lane Change Assist, and Emergency Lane Keep.

In addition, further driver aids include Blind Spot Detection System, Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Brake Distribution, Electric Parking Brake, Antilock Braking System, Automatic Vehicle Hold, Traction Control, Hill Decent Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Limit Information, and Intelligent Speed Limit Control.

Smart connectivity and leading infotainment are other primary elements of the BYD ATTO 3, which is equipped with DiLink 4.0 (4G) intelligent connection system bringing leading technology experiences, and Over the Air (OTA) updates as part of the iCloud service. GPS Navigation features as standard. A focal feature inside the BYD ATTO 3 is unique the 12.8 rotatable touchscreen (15.6 inch on Design versions) with voice recognition delivering an abundance of connected experiences, and integrated Apps including Apple CarPlay.

BYD Product Highlights
Items BYD ATTO 3
Dimension (L/W/H) 4,455/1,875/1,615
Drive type: FWD
Top speed (kph) 160
Motor power (kW) 150
0-100 kph acceleration time (s) 7,3
Wheel size (inch) 18
Electric range (miles) 420 (WLTP combined)
Trunk volume (L) 440/1,338
Seating capacity (occupants) 5
Battery type: BYD Blade Battery (LFP)
Rated capacity(kWh): 60.48
DC charging time (30-80%, min) 29
Panoramic sunroof: Standard

About BYD
BYD is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Founded in 1995 as a rechargeable battery maker, BYD now boasts a diverse business scope covering automobiles, rail transit, new energy, and electronics, with over 30 industrial parks in China, the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hungary, and India. From energy generation and storage to its applications, BYD is dedicated to providing zero-emission energy solutions that reduce global reliance on fossil fuels. Its new energy vehicle footprint now covers 6 continents, over 70 countries and regions, and more than 400 cities. Listed in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company is known to be a Fortune Global 500 enterprise that furnishes innovations in pursuit of a greener world.

About BYD Auto
Founded in 2003, BYD Auto is the automotive subsidiary of BYD, a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. Aiming to accelerate the green transition of the global transportation sector, BYD Auto focuses on developing pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company has mastered the core technologies of the entire industrial chain of new energy vehicles, such as batteries, electric motors, electronic controllers, and automotive-grade semiconductors. It has witnessed in recent years significant technological advancements, including the Blade Battery, the DM-i and DM-p hybrid technology, the e-Platform 3.0, and the CTB technology. The company is the world’s first carmaker to stop the production of fossil-fuelled vehicles on EV shift and has remained top of new energy passenger vehicle sales in China for 9 years in a row.

About BYD Europe
BYD Europe is headquartered in the Netherlands and is the first overseas branch of BYD Group, with a commitment to delivering safe and efficient sustainable solutions in new energy vehicles through world-leading technological innovations.

For more information, please visit

BYD Europe: Penny Peng, tel: +31-102070888
Malta: tel: +356 2778 8232 or +356 2778 8288

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