September of this year can be called busiest month for news about new cars. Ahead of National Day Golden Week, Ideal Auto on September 30 "released a big step" and announced official prices of Ideal L8 and L7. Among them, Ideal L8 released two versions, Ideal L8 Pro and Ideal L8 Max, priced at 359,800 yuan and 399,800 yuan, respectively.
The ideal L7, which is billed as a "medium to large 5-seater SUV," also announced its official price after L8 announced its official launch. "Perfect L7 Pro" and "Perfect L8 Max" two versions, official price is 339,800 yuan and 379,800 yuan.
It is worth noting that at a press conference held on September 30th, Ideal Auto officially released news of several upcoming models, among which, in opinion of editor, most notable model will be upcoming launch of Ideal Auto. "Perfect L5" under RMB 300,000, mid-size SUV and under RMB 300,000, these two keywords actually cover vast needs of many first-time car buyers. no doubt very interesting.
Back to point, as protagonist of this conference, strength of Ideal L8 product is undoubtedly most exciting news. According to official sources, Ideal L8 will be officially delivered in November this year. From launch time to delivery time, looking at it, first batch of Ideal L8 users will experience Ideal's latest technological advances throughout New Year 2023.
Six-seat layout, four screens
The look of Ideal L8 and Ideal L9 is still very consistent, but because size is smaller than L9, design of rear of car is more compact than L9, especially on side. , lower edge of rear of car has a slight upward slope, which creates a certain dynamic effect.
The star-shaped LED headlights with a simple front fascia are still very recognizable. In terms of lighting effect process, Ideal Auto has also created its own brand. built-in high and low beams, intelligent auxiliary lights, LED indicators and intelligent auxiliary lights, sense of technology and lighting is at industry-leading level.
It is worth noting that perfect L8 comes standard with gold, silver, gray and black metallic paint in four standard colors, as well as three special paints: Purple Special Edition Pearl Paint, Pearl Special Edition Paint Green and Blue. Special Edition There are a total of seven vehicle paint colors, enough to meet needs of most users for a personalized appearance.
The ideal L8 has a 6-seat layout, which is usual layout for classic family SUVs. In terms of body size, outside dimensions of ideal L8 are 5080/1995/1800 (mm) and wheelbase is 3005 (mm), which is similar to ideal L9. It's a circle smaller than that, but it's still a medium-large SUV with a relatively significant size. Obviously, it is not a problem to meet needs of a family travel.
A multimedia entertainment screen in a car is an important detail. The relatively inexpensive version of Ideal L8 Pro is similar to Ideal ONE. The Smart Space Pro system uses two 15.7-inch dual-connected 3K resolution LCDs, supports Type-C wired projection, and 19 7.3.4 Dolby panoramic speakers. Acoustic technology provides high quality sound. In addition, the Ideal L8 Pro uses an automotive-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip.
The ideal L8 Max has an entertainment screen with same specifications as ideal L9 in back row, and number of speakers in whole car has also increased to 21. Auto-level smart chips are also more than ideal L8 Pro, which uses two chips Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155, in terms of in-car entertainment, only higher-priced Max version can realize advanced operation of connecting back screen to game console.
Four-cylinder engine with longer range, smoother ride
The Ideal L8 uses a 1.5 ton extended range four-cylinder engine designed and manufactured by Ideal Auto. The fuel consumption of CLTC heat engine is only 5.9 l/100 km. With a 42.8 kWh battery pack, CLTC has a cruising range of 1315 kilometers, WLTC has a total cruising range of 1100 kilometers. The dual-motor front and rear all-wheel drive system, consisting of a five-in-one front drive motor and a three-in-one rear drive motor, provides power from 0 to 100 km/h and acceleration of 5.5. seconds.
At chassis level, perfect L8 comes equipped with perfect air suspension chassis system as standard. The double wishbone front suspension and five-link rear suspension, combined with intelligent air springs and CDC shocks with millisecond-response infinitely variable damping, provide flagship levels of driving and ride comfort.
The perfect L7: five-seat model with same performance as L8
As Ideal Auto's first medium and large five-seat flagship SUV, Ideal L7's external dimensions are 5050/1995/1750 (mm) and have a wheelbase of 3005 (mm), which is still quite a lot. , but this 5-seat model will have a slightly longer delivery time and will not be delivered until February 2023 at earliest.
The specification of Ideal L7 smart configuration is basically same as Ideal L8, including smart driving configuration. Both vehicles are equipped with AD Pro and AD Max intelligent driving assistance systems, according to model configuration. The intelligent driving assistance system uses domestic Horizon Journey 5 intelligent driving chip with a total computing power of 128 TOPS and two Nvidia Orin-X computing power chips that Ideal AD Max intelligent driving assistance system is equipped with with a total computing power of 508 TOPS. ; two cars High-speed driving function with NOA navigation is standard, but if there are higher requirements for intelligent driving functions, then Max version may be a more appropriate choice.
Conclusion: Ideal opens up more possibilities
During press conference, Ideal's "manager" Li Xiang also spoke about Ideal Auto's R&D progress in pure electric technology and comprehensive intelligent self-research before announcing price of new car. From this point of view, Li Auto does not intend to "eat money" on "increased power", but takes a more multi-dimensional perspective and thinks about continuing to export newer and more practical car products at level of intelligent travel. future.
As a new Chinese automotive brand, Ideal Automobile has always enjoyed a controversial reputation both within and outside industry, from brand building to product strategy. Many practitioners believe that ideal brand is one of high viability brands among new domestic vehicles. manufacturers. The continuous expansion of ideal brand's mass-produced models will also help ideal brand to gradually enter and stabilize Chinese brand's smart cars in future. The market leading position and whether perfect can continue to bring more surprises to consumers in future is what should be expected from automotive industry.