Leapmotor C10 EV SUV coming to Malaysia Q4 2024

Leapmotor C10 EV SUV coming to Malaysia Q4 2024

Leapmotor has made its first appearance in Malaysia with the C10 electric SUV, which the brand had recently shown alongside the C11, C16 and the T03 hatchback at the Auto China 2024 motor show in Beijing, China this year.

While the T03 was initially thought to be the launch model for the brand in Malaysia, given its prior stated positioning of offering affordable EVs as part of Stellantis Malaysia’s product plan for returning and upcoming brands under its umbrella, it is the C10 that will lead the brand’s product introduction in Malaysia in the fourth quarter of this year.

Why the C10 SUV, rather than the T03 hatchback for Malaysia? The target buyer for EVs in Malaysia tends to more affluent and therefore are less constrained by cost, which is why it makes more sense for the brand to be introduced with a larger model, said Stellantis Malaysia managing director Jamie Morais to paultan.org at the 2024 Malaysia Autoshow.

In terms of positioning, Stellantis Malaysia has yet to reveal a price point for the C10, though Morais hints that the upcoming electric SUV will be in the price ballpark “of the most popular EVs currently in Malaysia.”

Given the size of the C10 which measures 4,739 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,680 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,825 mm, this makes it a D-segment SUV in the size category of the Proton X90, and in terms of EV SUVs, could position it slightly above the smaller BYD Atto 3, which is currently priced from RM130k.

The Leapmotor C10 will have a battery range of up to 420 km on the WLTP testing standard, Leapmotor founder and CEO Jiangming Zhu said during the formal announcement of the Leapmotor International joint venture this month.

The C10 is one of two models listed as the beginning of the Leapmotor product roadmap worldwide, which will be followed by an SUV model next year. Internationally, another two hatchbacks will be announced in 2026, followed by another SUV in 2027.

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • helloisme on May 21, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    wrong wheelbase figure, typo? should be 2825mm

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    • Chickuteh Politician on May 22, 2024 at 8:50 am

      Those again chikuteh will buy this car boh? Those politicians who said tong san no good last time also buying kah?

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  • kckfen on May 21, 2024 at 6:33 pm

    Aiya no REEV version only BEV version being brought to Malaysia…. bring in the REEV version.. that version can sell.

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  • Smart front, cayenne back and tesla dash…. Creativity is not needed in the design team, copy and paste is! Wait….. Is there even a design team there?

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  • Firdaus on May 21, 2024 at 8:43 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if 5 years from now, all these Chinese makes would have disappeared from Malaysia just like they did in the early 2000’s.

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  • Veneno on May 22, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Previous gen Mitsubishi Outlander.

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  • Pro Ovaltine on May 23, 2024 at 10:52 am

    Big Leap for dumping sampah here

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