Deepal G318 hardcore off-road SUV will launch on June 13 in China

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On June 6, Changan announced that its Deepal G318 hardcore off-road EREV SUV will launch on June 13 in China. The car debuted earlier on March 18 when it performed a challenge of climbing a 60% slope to demonstrate its off-road capabilities.

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Positioned as a medium-to-large SUV, the Deepal G318 measures 5010/1985/1960 mm with a 2880 mm wheelbase and a curb weight of 2360 kg. As an off-road SUV, its approach angle is 27°, departure angle is 31°, longitudinal passing angle is 27.3°, towing capacity is 1600 kg, and ground clearance can reach 240 mm.

The front adopts a large closed design and C-shaped headlights that look like sharp fangs.

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The roof features four lights and luggage racks that can support a camping tent.

A full-size spare tire is located in the center of the rear. The longitudinal taillights are simple, coupled with an optional hook.

The cockpit features a D-shaped three-spoke steering wheel, a 12.3-inch instrument panel, and a 14.6-inch central control screen operated by the Deepal OS. The gear lever adopts a push-pull rod design. Six driving modes are supported including an “ET all-terrain mode” and five terrain modes: snow, mud, sand, rugged, and wading; as well as five daily driving modes: economy, comfort, sports, exclusive, and custom.

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The front seats can be laid flat to form a bed with the rear seats. There are also 31 storage areas throughout the vehicle.

Furthermore, the standard trunk volume is 818 L and can be expanded to 1,747 L after folding down the rear seats.

The Deepal G318 will be available in single-motor and dual-motor versions with a 1.5T range-extender powertrain. At this time, Chinese media reported that the Deepal G318 has a CLTC pure electric range of 190 km and a CLTC comprehensive range of 1,000 km, but it’s unclear which version this applies to. The official battery capacity and type have not been announced at this time.

Single-motor version

  • 110 kW electric motor

Dual-motor version

  • front electric motor: 131 kW/262 Nm
  • rear electric motor: 185 kW/310 Nm
  • 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time is 6.3 seconds

In terms of battery safety, Deepal collaborated with Tsinghua University in China to develop an upgraded version of its Golden Bell Battery (Golden Bell 2.0) that uses nanofiber diaphragm technology. The battery’s temperature resistance has increased from 150°C to 200°C and is equipped with 10 layers of battery bottom protection to further reduce the risk of battery damage.

We’ll watch closely for more information.

Source: Deepal, DongCheDi, 36kr

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