BYD Atto 3 has a claimed driving range of 521 km on a single charge and its prices will be revealed next month in India
By the middle of next month, Toyota will host the global premiere of the new-generation Innova Hycross (Zenix) in Indonesia. It will go on sale in Southeast Asia by the end of November and we do expect it to reach India in the early parts of 2023. The Innova Hycross has already been teased and it will be subjected to a number of revisions inside and out compared to the existing Innova Crysta.
The MPV will be sold in multiple seating configurations and it will be powered by a new strong hybrid petrol engine. The Hycross will more likely be retailed alongside the Innova Crysta in India. The exterior gets a revised trapezoidal grille section with sharper LED headlamps and new LED Daytime Running Lights, updated bumpers at the front and the rear, etc.
Other highlights of the Toyota Innova Hycross are newly designed alloy wheels, new fog lamp housings, side body crease similar to the Veloz, more raked A-pillars, new C- and D-pillars, tweaked tailgate, new LED tail lamps, etc. The interior will feature redesigned dashboard and centre console, a larger touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, around view camera, Toyota Safety Sense suite, a wireless charging facility, ventilated seats and so on.
BYD revealed its second model for India, the Atto 3, a few weeks ago and its prices will be announced next month. It features the acclaimed Blade Battery technology with LFP chemistry and uses a 60.5 kWh battery pack with a claimed fuel efficiency of 521 km on a single charge. It uses a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor capable of 201 hp and 310 Nm.
The Chinese auto major will take on Tata Nexon EV Max, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric with the upcoming Atto 3. We do expect the prices to start around Rs. 36 lakh (ex-showroom) and the deliveries will commence in January 2023. It is claimed to accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in 7.3 seconds.
Pravaig, an Indian EV startup, unveiled its first electric sedan dubbed the Extinction two years ago and it was recently teased as well. It will be revealed on November 25 and is expected to have a claimed driving range of over 500 km and the top speed stands at over 200 kmph.