Leapmotor’s first global SUV to have 530 km of range

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The Leapmotor C10 is an SUV designed for international markets. It was first unveiled at the iAA Mobility. It was also displayed at the Guangzhou Auto Show. After Stellantis acquired 20% of Leapmotor, the C10 SUV will make it to the overseas markets. According to official information, it will have up to 530 km range.

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Leapmotor C10 battery details

Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology revealed detailed information about the Leapmotor C10’s battery. It is an LFP pack made by CALB, one of China’s biggest LFP battery manufacturers. Its capacity reaches 69.9 kWh. This pack powers a single electric motor with a power output of 170 kW (231 hp). As a result, its range reaches 530 km. The test cycle wasn’t specified. But we may assume that it is a CLTC number.

The Leapmotor’s battery is quite heavy. Its gross weight reaches 550 kg. It is a drawback of LFP packs. For example, a 97.6-kWh ternary (NMC) CATL’s battery that powers the Exeed Exlantix ET (Sterra ET) weighs 524 kilos. The Leapmotor C10’s curb weight is 1940/1965 kg.

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More on the Leapmotor C10

The Leapmotor C10 is the latest brand’s model. Its exterior design reminds us of the Li Auto L7 SUV. The dimensions of the C10 are 4739/1900/1680 mm, with a wheelbase of 2825 mm. For clarity, it is 31 mm longer, 9 mm wider, and 4 mm higher than the BMW X3.

Inside, the Leapmotor has five seats and a large touchscreen. Its gear selector sits behind the two-spoke steering wheel. The second-row passengers have 1050 mm of legroom.

The Leapmotor C10 stands on the Leap3.0 architecture. Its main benefits are increased safety, interior space, torsional rigidity, and charging capability. The torsional rigidity of the C10 reaches 40,000 Nm/degree. Its interior space was increased by 17.5%. The C10 also supports 800V charging. It has a single e-motor for 231 hp on the rear axle.

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Leapmotor aims to sell 10,000 units of C10 monthly. The C10’s price range in China will be around 150,000 – 200,000 yuan (21,000 – 28,000 USD). It will hit pre-sales on January 10 next year. In July-August 2024, the first batch of this SUV will hit the overseas markets.

Fact file: Leapmotor

Leapmotor was founded in 2015. However, its first electric vehicle hit the market in 2018. It was the S01 electric coupe. Currently, Leapmotor has already suspended the sales of this model in China. The current model line of the Leapmotor comprises three vehicles: C11 SUVC01 sedan and T03 city car. In the next two years, Leapmotor wants to enter international markets with five models.

Source: MIIT, Sohu, Autohome

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