Deepal SL03 EV Becomes Even Cheaper in China

Deepal, the new energy vehicle (NEV) arm of Changan has updated its SL03 electric sedan as the Chinese Lunar Year of the Dragon begins with a fierce price war. Deepal SL03 comes available in battery electric (BEV) and extended-range (EREV) variants, with only the SL03 BEV getting the update for now.

Previously the SL03 BEV was offered in two variants with starting prices of RMB 163,900 and RMB 191,900, and CLTC ranges of 515 km and 705 km respectively. However, Deepal is now offering three options for the 2024 SL03 BEV, with starting prices of RMB 156,900 ($21,820), RMB 163,900, and RMB 173,900.

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The two lower-priced versions are powered by a battery pack with a capacity of 58.89 kWh and have a CLTC range of 530 km. The flagship version is powered by a 66.8 kWh battery pack with a CLTC range of 610 km. This means that Deepal has lowered the starting price of the SL03 BEV by RMB 7,000 in its latest update and given the entry model a slightly increased range.

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The Deepal SL03 BEV is powered by a single electric motor, with the two lower-priced versions having a peak motor power of 160 kW, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. The flagship version boasts a peak power of 190 kW and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

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Deepal brand (known within China as Shenlan) has already stepped outside of China with Thailand being the first right-hand drive (RHD) market to welcome these cars. There have been a lot of new EV introductions to the Pakistani market in recent months; it would be fascinating to see if Changan intends to introduce Deepal EVs to our market.

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