Changan’s Deepal G318 applied for sales license. Specs revealed

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The Chinese regulator exposed the Deepal G318 EREV off-roader from Changan during the homologation process. It is an SUV that aims to compete with the GWM’s Tank 400 Hi4-T and the BYD’s Fang Cheng Bao Bao 5. Let’s get to know it better.

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Deepal G318 render image

Deepal is an NEV brand founded in 2022 under Changan. Its current model line comprises two cars: SL03 (available as BEV, EREV, and FCEV) and S7 (BEV / EREV). Last year, Deepal announced its global strategy. In early 2024, Deepal started sales of its two models in Thailand. They were renamed here to L07 and S07. This year, Deepal aims to sell 450,000 units globally. The third vehicle under the Deepal brand is the G318 SUV. Today, it was revealed by the Chinese MIIT.

The Highway 318

Previously, the new SUV was known by its codename C318. In January this year, Changan announced its official name will be G318. It is called after the famous highway on the China-Nepal border. This name should underline the off-road spirit of the Deepal G318.

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Deepal G318 specs

The brand officials previously revealed the exterior design of the Deepal G318. It is a sturdy off-roader with a long bonnet line, wide wheel arches, blocky headlights, and large bumpers. In the back, the Deepal G318 has a swing-out trunk door with a spare wheel mounted on it. The dimensions of this off-roader are 4915/1985/1885 mm with a wheelbase of 2880 mm. 

With a spare wheel on the rear door, its length reaches 4998 mm. The heavy-duty roof racks increase height to 1960 mm. So, the G318 is a medium-to-large SUV. Its front and rear tracks are 1690 and 1686 mm. The approach and departure angles are 27 and 31 degrees, respectively. The G318 has three wheel options: 255/65 R18, 265/60 R18, 255/55 R20. 

G318 powertrain details

The Deepal G318 is an EREV SUV. It means it has a 1.5-liter 110-kW petrol-powered engine under the hood that doesn’t transfer any torque to the wheels. Instead, it supplies power to the battery pack or electric motors. Speaking about e-motors, the G318 has two powertrain options:

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  • Single motor (XTDM33), RWD, 185 kW peak power, 175 km/h top speed
  • Two electric motors (AYDM01 + XTDM33), 4WD, 316 kW (131 kW + 185 kW), 185 km/h top speed.

This brawny off-roader has an LFP battery made by CALB on board. Its capacity has yet to be revealed. According to previous information, this SUV will have two variants: 18.4 kWh and 35.1 kWh. Depending on the powertrain option, the curb weight of this SUV lies in the 2060 – 2,360 kg range. The gross weight is 2,505 – 2,800 kg. The G318 with 4WD can tow up to 1,600 kg. Inside, it has five seats. 

The Deepal G318 will soon hit the Chinese market with a price tag of around 300,000 yuan (~42,000 USD). It will rival the Fang Cheng Bao Bao 5 and Tank 400 Hi4-T. More on this vehicle as we get it. 

Source: MIIT

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