Leapmotor's C-platform models and all future models will have both an all-electric version and a version with extended-range technology.
Leapmotor plans to make its current C-platform-based models and future models available in extended-range variants besides pure electric models. Now, the first such model is not far from being launched.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Wednesday announced the latest batch of models that will be allowed to be sold in China for public comment, and a new variant of Leapmotor's C11 SUV is included. The public can submit their feedback between November 17 and November 23.
As background, the C11, which was officially launched on September 29 last year, is currently only available as an all-electric model, with three versions starting at RMB 179,800 ($25,230), 209,800 and 229,800 after subsidies, respectively.
The all-electric C11 measures 4,750 mm in length, 1,905 mm in width and 1,650 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,930 mm.
The C11 extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) is slightly larger, measuring 4,780 mm in length, 1,905 mm in width and 1,675 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,930 mm, according to the latest MIIT filing.
The model will have a range extender supplied by Harbin Dongan Auto Engine Co Ltd, with a displacement of 1,199 ml and a power of 96 kW.
The range extender used in the discontinued Li ONE from Li Auto is also supplied by Dongan and has the same displacement.
The C11 EREV will be powered by a single motor with a peak power of 200 kW, the latest information shows.
The purely electric C11 is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor with 200 kW peak power and 360 Nm peak torque, its specification sheet shows.
The C11 EREV's battery pack is a ternary battery from CATL's rival CALB.
Earlier this month, Leapmotor founder, chairman and CEO Zhu Jiangming said the company will release the C11 with extended-range technology in the fourth quarter to enrich its portfolio.
In addition to the C11, Leapmotor will also launch a version of the C01 with extended-range technology next year, local media Cailian previously quoted the company as saying.
All models on Leapmotor's C platform and future new platforms will have both an electric version and an extended-range version, the company said.
Leapmotor delivered 7,026 vehicles in October, down 36.35 percent from 11,039 in September and up 92.28 percent from 3,654 in the same month last year.