Changan’s Deepal G318 range-extender off-road SUV launched in China

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On June 13, Changan’s Deepal brand officially launched its G318 off-road SUV with a price range of 175,900 – 318,000 yuan (24,300 – 43,900 USD). Consumers can choose from a total of six versions, available in two-wheel and four-wheel drives.

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It is worth noting that the two-wheel drive standard version will not be delivered until August and the high-end “Worry-Free Crossing Edition” is currently on pre-sale and is expected to start delivery in 2025.

The Deepal G318 measures 5010/1985/1895 (1960) mm, and the wheelbase is 2880 mm. Its torsional rigidity is 45000 Nm/°, minimum ground clearance (including the battery pack) is 278 mm, approach angle is 27°, and departure angle is 31°.

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The rear adopts the ‘Gate of Space’ design theme, according to Deepal. The external spare tire further highlights the car’s off-road identity. In addition, the four-wheel drive version is qualified for towing, with a maximum towing capacity of 1,600 kg.

The interior is covered in a large area of suede materials and decorated with metallic trims, available in three color schemes: Dense Forest Black, Glacier Blue, and Holy Lake Green. There is a dual-screen consisting of a 10.25-inch instrument panel and a 14.6-inch central control screen LCD, a D-shaped steering wheel, and a large number of physical buttons, especially under the central control screen. The vehicle operating system comes from the Deepal OS.

The gear lever on the center console is wide. Other configurations include voice recognition, mobile phone Bluetooth/NFC/RFID key, a built-in driving recorder, 50W mobile phone wireless charging, front seat heating/ventilation, and level 2 advanced driving assistance functions.

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Moreover, the Deepal G318 offers a one-touch flat seat design to lay the front seats flat to form a bed. At the same time, the trunk volume can be expanded from 818 L to 1747 L after folding down the rear seats. There are also 31 storage spaces throughout the interior.

Power comes from a range-extender system consisting of a 112 kW (150 hp) 1.5T engine and electric motor(s), paired with the Golden Bell Battery 2.0. The top speed is 175 km/h, the fastest 30% – 80% charging time is 30 minutes, and the comprehensive range is 1,000 km (CLTC).

Two-wheel drive

  • rear electric motor: 110 kW (148 hp)
  • maximum power 185 kW (248 hp), peak torque 310 Nm
  • fuel consumption (CLTC): 6.1L/100km
  • fastest 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time: 8.3 seconds
  • lithium iron phosphate battery pack capacity options: 18.99 kWh and 35.07 kWh; correspond to 100 km, 184 km & 190 km pure electric ranges (CLTC)

Four-wheel drive

  • front electric motor: 131 kW (176 hp)
  • rear electric motor: 185 kW (248 hp)
  • maximum power 316 kW (424 hp), peak torque 572 Nm
  • fuel consumption (CLTC): 6.7L/100km
  • 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time: 6.3 seconds
  • lithium iron phosphate battery pack capacity: 35.07 kWh; offering 174 km & 184 km pure electric ranges (CLTC)

Furthermore, the Deepal G318 supports 16 driving modes, including 5 daily modes, 5 terrain modes (wading, snow, rugged, mud, sand), 3 special scenes (tank turn, steep slope descent, off-road crawling), and 3 energy management modes.

Source: Deepal, Sohu

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