BYD Atto 3 has officially landed in New Zealand with the first shipment of dealer demonstrators arriving at the Port of Auckland. The Atto 3 will be available to test drive in BYD Dealerships around the country before the end of July.
The first half of 2022 has proven hugely successful for BYD, with the brand now ranked as the world’s top selling NEV manufacturer, recording H1 NEV sales of 641,530, up a colossal 315 percent compared to H1 2021.
“This is extraordinary timing, when we have just landed the first of our BYD Atto 3 vehicles in New Zealand.” Says Warren Willmot, BYD New Zealand’s Brand Manager.
“The uptake from our local customers of this exciting new product has far surpassed initial expectations, with pre-sales almost selling out the first shipment. This is largely due to BYD cementing its leading position globally in the NEV industry. It is very encouraging to see this amount of interest at the beginning of BYD’s journey in NZ and we can’t wait to see how the brand continues to expand and grow.”
Customer delivery is expected to take place from the end of August for those who have pre-ordered an Atto 3.
Due to the high level of interest, BYD New Zealand has managed to secure additional production of the from the factory, but to avoid disappointment it is advised prospective buyers touch base with their local dealer as soon as possible.
Pricing for the all-electric Atto 3 starts at $52,990 for the standard range and tops out at $57,990 for the extended range, plus on-road costs. Both variants are also eligible for the current full EV clean car rebate of $8,625.
The Atto 3 is also comprehensively covered by a 6-year/150,000km new vehicle warranty with 6-year roadside assistance package, while the Blade Battery is covered by an 8-year/160,000km warranty.