BYD Atto 3 v/s MG ZS EV: Which is better?
BYD has taken the wraps off its second all-electric offering, the Atto 3 in India ahead of its launch in early 2023. It is based on the brand's tried-and-trusted architecture and intends to challenge the current reigning champion in the mid-sized electric SUV category, the MG ZS EV. But how does the newcomer fair against the current leader? Let's find out.
Why does this story matter?
- MG Motor was one of the early movers in the long-distance EV segment in India with the ZS EV in 2019.
- The car was praised for its long list of features and a practical driving range of over 400km on single charge.
- However, with the entry of BYD's Atto 3 in the mid-sized EV category, the competition will likely rise to a new level.
BYD Atto 3 has an overall attractive design
BYD ATTO 3 is underpinned by the brand's "e-Platform 3.0" and flaunts a muscular hood, a closed-off grille, swept-back LED headlights with DRLs, roof rails, connected LED taillights, and 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. MG ZS EV sports a typical SUV silhouette and features a sculpted bonnet, a grille with an integrated charging port, swept-back LED headlights, wrap-around LED taillamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Atto 3 has a claimed range of up to 512km
Tje Atto 3 is backed by an electric motor linked to a 60.48kWh battery pack. The setup generates 201hp/310Nm. The EV promises to deliver a range of up to 512km. The ZS EV is powered by an electric motor paired with a 50.3kWh battery pack. The powertrain develops 173hp/280Nm. The SUV has a claimed range of up to 461km on a single charge.
Both the EVs feature multiple airbags and ADAS functions
The Atto 3 gets a spacious cabin with a powered driver's seat, multi-colored ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, a 12.8-inch rotating infotainment touchscreen, and a 360-degree-view camera. The ZS EV has a five-seater cabin with a wireless charger, connected car technology, automatic climate control, a 10.1-inch infotainment panel, ABS, and EBD. Passengers' safety is ensured by multiple airbags and ADAS functions on both EVs.
BYD Atto 3 v/s MG ZS EV
In India, the MG ZS EV ranges between Rs. 22.58 lakh and Rs. 26.6 lakh, while the BYD Atto 3 is expected to cost around Rs. 25 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). While the ZS EV offers a premium SUV feel, our vote goes in favor of the Atto 3 for its futuristic looks, tech-loaded cabin, potent all-electric powertrain, and longer driving range.