Li Auto L9 became a super hit in China

The company's server crashed immediately after the announcement - there are a lot of people who want to buy a new product


An editor at eMobilCar

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The large crossover, priced at $68,720, was ordered by more than 30,000 people in just three days.

The Chinese response to the Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7 has been very successful: The Li Auto L9 introduced in China earlier in the week was a hit. In 72 hours, more than 30,000 orders were issued for the car. This, of course, is not the level of Cybertruck, but Li Auto is not Tesla either. However, the car is very warmly received in the home market. Pre-orders with a $750 deposit will be accepted until July 15th.

Li Auto L9 is a large hybrid crossover SUV with a length of 5218mm and a wheelbase of 3105mm. As part of the power plant of the car - two electric motors with a total capacity of 449 hp and a conventional ICE volume of 1.5 liters with a turbocharger , charging the traction battery. In purely electric mode, the Li Auto L9 is capable of driving up to 215 km (CLTC), the range on a full tank is 1315 km.

Two screens with a diagonal of 15.7 inches each are installed on the central panel. The resolution is higher than in most laptops - 3K. On the steering wheel is a small screen with a diagonal of 4.8 inches . It's not touch sensitive, but customizable. However, one could do without it, since the car has a large projection display.

The Li Auto L9 has six separate seats, all of which are heated and electrically adjustable, while the first and second row seats are equipped with ventilation and a built-in massager. There is also atmospheric lighting with a choice of one of 256 colors, an audio system with 21 speakers with a total power of 2160 W, two wireless phone chargers and cup holders on the second row with cooling and heating.

A large OLED screen is mounted on the ceiling behind the first row seats for passenger entertainment. It is controlled by voice and gestures: six microphones are placed inside the car and several 3D ToF time-of-flight cameras are installed.

Li Auto L9 is equipped with an autonomous driving system that relies on 25 sensors to operate. These include lidar, 11 cameras (six 8-megapixel and five 2-megapixel), millimeter wave radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors. Two single-chip Nvidia Orin-X systems with a total performance of 508 TOPS are responsible for processing the data of this entire arsenal. The car has a collision avoidance system and automatic parking.

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