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IM LS6 electric SUV, backed by Alibaba and SAIC, received over 28,000 firm orders one month after launch

On November 13, IM Motors announced that the number of orders for its IM LS6 all-electric SUV has exceeded 28,000 units within one month since its launch on October 12. Currently, customers can choose from four models, including three two-wheel drive versions and one four-wheel drive version, with a price range of 229,900 – 291,900 yuan (31,900 – 40,000 USD):

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  • MAX Super Performance (702 km): 291,900 yuan
  • MAX Super Long Range (760 km): 273,900 yuan
  • MAX Long Range (680 km): 249,900 yuan
  • MAX Standard Range (560 km): 229,900 yuan

A firm order means the deposit is not refundable.

IM Motors is a joint venture established on December 25, 2020, among SAIC Motor, Zhangiang Hi-Tech, and Alibaba Group.

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Positioned as a medium-to-large SUV, IM LS6 measures 4904/1988/1669 mm, with a 2950 mm wheelbase. Its coefficient of drag is 0.237Cd.

In terms of safety, IM LS6 comes standard with a level 2 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) realized via 11 exterior cameras, 12 ultrasonic radars, three millimeter-wave radars, and a lidar. The ADAS functionalities include automatic emergency braking, merging assist, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, full-speed range adaptive cruise control, lane changing assist, and autonomous parking. The more advanced autonomous ramp exit/entry and memory parking functionalities are optional.

Coming to the cockpit, the number of physical buttons is minimized and there are several screens, including a 26.3-inch LCD instrument panel, dual central control screens, an optional 15.5-inch co-pilot screen, and a 10.5-inch screen on the center console. In addition, the scroll wheels on the steering wheel have a metallic texture.

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The in-vehicle operating system is supported by the IM OS, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip. Other configurations include voice interaction, wireless charging for mobile phones, a heated steering wheel, and 256-color ambient lights.

The standard trunk volume is 697L. The second-row seats can be folded down to increase the trunk volume to up to 1672L. The trunk comes standard with an electric tailgate. At the same time, there is a panoramic sunroof.

IM LS6 is available in two power versions: single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor four-wheel drive.

  • MAX Super Performance 4WD (702 km): 787 hp/800 Nm, 800V platform, 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 3.48 seconds, 100 kWh ternary lithium battery pack
  • MAX Super Long Range (760 km): 515 hp/500 Nm, 800 V platform, 100 kWh ternary lithium battery pack
  • MAX Long Range (680 km): 340 hp/450 Nm, 400V platform, 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 5.9 seconds, 90 kWh ternary lithium battery pack
  • MAX Standard Range (560 km): 314 hp/450 Nm, 400V platform, 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 5.9 seconds, 71 kWh ternary lithium battery pack

It is worth mentioning that the ternary lithium battery packs are supplied by United Auto Battery, which was a cooperation between CATL and SAIC. The battery pack has an eight-year warranty or 240,000 km, whichever comes first. Under fast charging, charging for 5 minutes can increase the range by 200 km, and charging for 15 minutes can increase the range by 500 km.

Source: IM Motors Weibo

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