Initially scheduled to launch on April 16, the second model of LI Auto was released on June 21 and needed only 72 hours to reach over 30,000 orders, as the company announced on Friday. Last Sunday, via its official app, LI unveiled that will commence the test drives for its SUV model on July 16.
“(…) The orders for Li L9, its flagship smart SUV, have exceeded 30,000 in 72 hours since the vehicle was available for reservation, demonstrating the outstanding product appeal of the vehicle for family users. Each Li L9 order requires a RMB5,000 deposit, which is refundable for a limited period of time,” the automaker said.
The L9 model features a self-developed high-efficiency range-extending electric system with a 44.5kWh battery pack achieving 1315km battery life (CLTC operating conditions), of which the battery life is 215km.
The SUV features “an intelligent driving computing power platform that includes two Nvidia Orin-x processors, the total power reaches 508Tops, and the dual processors are redundant with each other’s computing power, making the intelligent driving system more stable,” the company added.
Earlier this month, LI Auto announced that delivered 11,496 vehicles in May 2022, up 165.9% year over year. The cumulative deliveries of LI ONE have reached 171,467 since the vehicle’s market debut in 2019. As of May 31, 2022, the company had 233 retail stores in 108 cities, as well as 253 servicing centers and Li Auto-authorized body and paint shops operating in 214 cities.