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New entry-level Changan Shenlan SL03 exposed, price starts at 20,100 USD

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Changan Shenlan’s new SL03 pure electric (EV) and range extender (EREV) models are expected to launch in the second half of the year. The SL03 is a compact sedan based on Changan’s EPA1 pure electric platform. The vehicle was launched in China on July 25, 2022, with three different powertrains: EV, EREV, and FCEV (hydrogen). Shenlan is a joint venture among CATL, Changan New Energy, and Huawei.

As the first product of Shenlan, SL03’s competitors include BYD Seal, Tesla Model 3, and XPeng P7. In April this year, 7,756 units of SL03 were delivered. So far, its cumulative delivery volume has exceeded 50,000 units.

New Shenlan SL03 EV

The new SL03 EV model will be equipped with a 66.8 kWh ternary lithium battery pack provided by China Innovation Aviation Technology Group Co., Ltd, giving it a pure electric cruising range of 610 km, positioned between the current 515 km and 705 km models.

New Shenlan SL03 EVCurrent Shenlan SL03 EV
Top Speed (km/h)170170
Pure Electric Cruising Range (km)610705
Battery Capacity (kWh)66.879.97
Motor Power (kW)190160
Shenlan SL03 EV parameter comparisons

It will have a camera on the exterior mirror.

The car will also offer an optional front radar.

New Shenlan SL03 EREV

The new SL03 EREV model will be replaced with an 18.99 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery and a new type of motor, reducing its pure electric cruising range to 100 km. The new EREV is expected to be SL03’s entry-level model in the future. For reference, the current SL03 EREV is equipped with a 28.39 kWh battery pack and a pure electric cruising range of 200 km.

According to the official website, the starting price of the current Shenlan SL03 after subsidy is only 149,900 RMB ( 21,500 USD), a 22,000 RMB reduction from the guide price of 171,900 RMB. The guide price of the new entry-level model is expected to be even lower at around 140,000 RMB (20,100 USD).

New Shenlan SL03 EREVCurrent Shenlan SL03 EREV
Top Speed (km/h)170170
Pure Electric Cruising Range (km)100165
Battery Capacity (kWh)18.9928.39
Motor Power (kW)175160
Shenlan SL03 EREV parameter comparisons

The new SL03 EREV will continue to be powered by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated ICE (JL473QJ) for 70 kW (95 hp) and an electric motor (XTDM66). Additionally, the new car will be decorated with chrome trim strips and equipped with both front and rear radars.

Source: Chinese MIIT, CheShi, ITHome

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