Smart and affordable: The Atto 3 family SUV from Chinese car giant BYD

The new five-seater zero-emission Atto 3

It accelerates nippily from rest to 62mph in a spirited 7.2 seconds

It's most fun and engaging in 'sport' mode

It claims a 260-mile range and 20 per cent greater thermal efficiency in winter

It has a sporty and roomy interior with 'vegan leather

Ray was driving BYD's smart and perky new Atto 3 electric family SUV

The initials BYD stand, rather self-consciously