Li Auto Li L7 will start at $49,000 according to leaked specification

Max McDee, 26 September 2022

Li Auto Li L9 was just launched, its smaller sibling the L8 only was subsequently spotted still wearing a full camouflage despite its official launch happening this Friday. And now we have the first leaks about the next model in the lineup - Li L7.

The company announced that with the end of production of the Li ONE, the naming nomenclature will become much clearer, with the “L” standing for extended range EV platform and the number signifying the car’s position in the model lineup.

Chinese media outlet Xchuxing pubslihed what it claims to be a specification sheet of the upcoming Li L7, which will be launched at the beginning of the next year. According to the source, the Li L7 will start at $49,000 (RMB 350,000), here is the leaked and translated specification sheet:

Trim Li L7 Pro
RRP RMB 350,000
Drivetrain Dual Motor AWD
Power 330 kW
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.5 seconds
Length 5,050 mm
Height 1,750 mm
Width 1,995 mm
Wheelbase 3,050 mm
Suspension Front: Double Wishbone Rear: 5-link
Air Suspension Standard Li Auto "Magic Carpet"
Number of seats 5
Electric seats Front and Rear
Infotainment processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155
HUD Full color HUD
Driver's info screen Mini LED
Center screen 15.7" 3K LCD
Passenger screen 15.7" 3K LCD
In-car connection 5G
Sound System Dolby Atmos 7.3.4 with 19 speakers
ADAS processor Horizon Robotics Journey J5
Auto Cruise + Lane Keeping Assist Standard
Smart Summon Standard
Highway Assisted Driving Standard

What we have is a large SUV, at just over 5 meters length with 5-seat configuration and with plenty of poke - 330 kW (442 hp) is enough to launch it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds. There is no official data on the battery size or the car’s range, but since it is sharing the same platform with Li L9 and the L8, odds are we'll see the same 1.5 L gasoline generator topping up a 44.5 kWh battery pack. The bigger and heavier L9 achieves just over 1,300 km with a full tank in this setup, the smaller L7 should be able to better that number.

Li L7 will join a busy schedule of launches from Li Auto, the company seems to be planning to release a new model every 3 months - a very demanding agenda. The sales of electric cars are only growing in China, the sales of electric SUVs are skyrocketing and Li Auto is trying to secure as large a share of the pie as possible.

So far this is the only photo of Li L7 we have So far this is the only photo of Li L7 we have

Good news for the buyers from China came this morning with the government announcing it will extend the purchase tax exemption for all electric cars until the end of 2023. This will make Li Auto’s cars even more attractive than they already are. Li L9 deliveries have already begun, the L8 is coming next month and L7 will join its bigger siblings at the beginning of 2023. The company has already teased the next model in the lineup - compact SUV Li L6.



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