BYD Atto 3 or Ora Good Cat: Which Chinese EV is better

BYD Atto 3 or Ora Good Cat: Which Chinese EV is better

The year 2022 saw the launch of several electric vehicles in the Malaysian market. Part of the kit was two Chinese EVs - the Ora Good Cat and the BYD Atto 3. While the former landed on Malaysia shores on 28th Nov 2022, the latter arrived shortly after on 8th Dec 2022. Thus, making the two fairly new for the market and difficult for a prospective buyer looking to buy an EV.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants of the BYD Atto 3 are offered in Malaysia?

    The BYD Atto 3 is offered in two variants in the local market - Standard Range and Extended Range, priced at RM 149,800 and RM 167,800, respectively.
  • What is the range of the BYD Atto 3?

    The BYD Atto 3 Standard Range variant can run for 345 km on a single charge whereas the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range trim offers a range of 420 km.
  • How many variants of the Ora Good Cat are offered in Malaysia?

    GWM Malaysia offers the Ora Good Cat in two variants - 400 Pro and 500 Ultra, priced at RM 139,800 and RM 169,800, respectively.
  • What is the range of the Ora Good Cat?

    The base-spec Ora Good Cat 400 Pro offers a drive range of 400 km whereas the top-spec 500 Ultra can cruise up to 500 km on a single charge.
  • Also Read: BYD Atto 3 gains 1000 bookings in just 10 days!

    In this article, our goal is to find which of the two Chinese electric vehicles is better - the Ora Good Cat or BYD Atto 3?

    BYD Atto 3

    Both BYD and Ora set up their operation in the country and launched their cars in the country this year, thanks to the Malaysian government’s favorable taxation. The two automakers have introduced respective EVs at reasonable prices, thus making the buying decision all the more difficult.

    Let’s get started and compare the Chinese EVs -

    Ora Good Cat vs. BYD Atto 3

    Price & Variants

    While Ora Good Cat is offered in Malaysia in two variant options - the 400 Pro and the 500 Ultra. The Atto 3 EV is available in two trim level variants - the Standard Range and Extended Range. They are priced as follows -

    Ora Good Cat

    BYD Atto 3

    400 Pro - RM 139,800

    Standard Range - RM 149,800

    500 Ultra - RM 169,800

    Extended Range - RM 167,800

    The table assures us that the two EVs are close competitors of one another based on their price tag.

    Also Read: BYD Atto 3: Variants explained

    Dimensions

    Dimensions

    Ora Good Cat

    BYD Atto 3

    Length

    4,235 mm

    4,455 mm

    Width

    1,825 mm

    1,875 mm

    Height

    1,596 mm

    1,615 mm

    Wheelbase

    2,650 mm

    2,720 mm

    Ground Clearance 

    145 mm

    175 mm

    Boot Space

    228-858 liters

    440-1,340 liters

    Weight

    1510 kg

    1,680-1,750 kg

    It is clear from the above table that the BYD EV is the larger and heavier EV of the two cars.

    Also Read: BYD Atto 3: Detailed in pics

    Ora good cat

    Powertrain & Performance

    Specs 

    Ora Good Cat

    BYD Atto 3

    Variants 

    400 Pro

    500 Ultra

    Standard Range

    Extended Range

    Motor 

    Single Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (FWD)

    Single Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (FWD)

    Power

    143 PS

    204 PS

    Torque

    210 Nm

    310 Nm

    Battery type

    Lithium-ion phosphate battery

    Ternary Lithium

    Blade Battery (Lithium Iron Phosphate)

    Battery capacity 

    47.788 kWh

    63.139 kWh

    49.92 kWh

    60.48 kWh

    Range

    400 km

    500 km

    410 km

    480 km

    Acceleration (0-100 kmph)

    7.9 sec

    7.3 sec

    Top speed

    152 kmph

    160 kmph

    Between the two Chinese EVs, the Atto 3 beats the Good Cat in terms of power & torque output, and performance. As for range, it is proportionate with the battery capacity.

    BYD Ato 3 details

    Also Read: Malaysia gets the first batch of the GWM Ora Good Cat

    Charging & Suspension

    The Atto 3 showcases a more sophisticated rear suspension.

     

    Ora Good Cat

    BYD Atto 3

    Variants

    400 Pro

    500 Ultra

    Standard Range

    Extended Range 

    AC charging

    8 hours

    10 hours 

    9.5 hours

    DC charging

    46 min

    60 min

    45 min

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut

    Rear: Torsion Beam

    Front: MacPherson Strut

    Rear: Multi-Link

    Equipment

    Ora Good Cat’s standard equipment kit includes - 18-inch alloy wheels, 215/50R1 tyres, tyre repair kit, automatic headlamps, LED tail lights, an LED fog lamp, automatic wipers, electrically adjustable side mirrors, and a panoramic sunroof. The cabin, on the other hand, gets a suede leather dashboard, synthetic leather seat upholstery, two USB ports at the front, a multi-function steering wheel, one USB port at the rear, one USB for a digital video recorder, and one power outlet. Not to forget the wireless charger, PM 2.5 air filter, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, and manually adjustable front passenger seat.

    ora good cat features

    As for the Atto 3 standard features, the EV gets - an LED headlight, panoramic sunroof with electric slide & anti-trap, electric unlock tailgate, electrically heated & adjustable exterior mirrors, and electrically retractable exterior mirror. The cabin comes equipped with a multi-function steering wheel (display, audio, phone, ACC), wireless charger, PM 2.5 air filter, synthetic leather seat, 6-way power adjustable driver seat, and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat.

    BYD Atto 3 features

    Both the EVs are very well equipped, with such a lengthy & advanced standard equipment list, one can only imagine the top-spec models.

    Also Read: Top 7 features of the all-new Ora Good Cat

    Displays

    Specs

    Ora Good Cat

    BYD Atto 3

    Instrument panel

    7-inch multi-info display

    5-inch multi-info display

    Infotainment system

    10.25-inch audio touchscreen display

    12.8-inch rotating screen

    Connectivity 

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto; Bluetooth & MP3

    Apple Carplay, Android Auto (wireless in Q2 2023), Bluetooth

    Speakers

    4/6

    6/8

    The BYD Atto 3 has an upper hand in every way over the Good Cat except for the bigger driver’s display.

    Ora Good Cat specs

    Safety

     

    Features

    Ora Good Cat

    BYD Atto 3

    Front Passenger & Driver Airbags

    With

    With

    Front Side Airbags

    With

    With

    Curtain Airbags

    With

    With

    Driver Far Side Airbag

    -

    With

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    With

    With

    Anti-Lock Braking System

    With

    With

    Electronic Stability Program

    With

    With

    Traction Control System

    With

    With

    Electronic Brakeforce Distribution

    With

    With

    Hill Descent Control

    -

    With

    Automatic Emergency Braking System

    With

    With

    Front Collision Warning

    With

    With

    Rear Collision Warning

    With

    With

    Blind Spot Detection

    With

    With

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert

     

    With

    Rear Cross Traffic Braking

    With

     

    Door Open Warning

    With

    With

    Lane Departure Warning

    With

     

    Lane Keep Assist

    With

     

    Lane Centering Assist

    With

     

    Emergency Lane Keeping

    With

     

    While the BYD Atto 3 benefits from an additional airbag and hill descent control, the Good Cat enjoys an upper hand on the safety front thanks to the Advanced Driver Assist Systems.

    BYD Atto 3 specs

    Conclusion

    Both electric vehicles from China are well-equipped, pack powerful motors, and feature a lengthy safety kit. However, you know which one to pick in case your priority is safety or performance.

    Also Read: Ora Good Cat EV: Top rivals in Malaysia

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