IM Motors announced that the IM LS7, their second model after the IS L7, will officially launch on February 10 in China with deliveries set to begin in March. The car is positioned as a medium-to-large, pure electric five-seater SUV, and pre-booking started on December 20, 2022 with prices ranging from 350,000 – 500,000 RMB (52,000 – 74,000 USD).
The design of the LS7 is characterized by smooth lines and a lack of excessive ribbing on the sides of the body. The car's dimensions are 5049mm in length, 2002mm in width and 1731mm in height, with a 3060mm wheelbase. Its drag coefficient is 0.268cd. The car is equipped with 22-inch five-spoke wheels, paired with Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires, and Brembo four-piston calipers for exceptional performance and handling.
The IM LS7 will be available in two battery options: a 90kWh version built by a joint venture between SAIC and CATL, and a 100kWh+ version. The latter, with a single motor rear-wheel drive, has a CLTC cruising range of 660 km. The dual-motor four-wheel drive version offers 425 kW (650 hp) and 725 Nm of torque, with a CLTC cruising range of 615 km and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 4.5 seconds.
Additionally, the LS7 features three roof-mounted pods as part of IM's Advanced Driving Assistance System. The middle pod houses a high-resolution camera unit, while the left and right pods contain lidar units.
The IM LS7 features a closed front design, with “L” shaped headlights that include all-LED lights that can be controlled from the central control screen. It also has three vents and LED daytime running lights on both sides. Additionally, it has through-type vents to increase the lateral visual width.
On the front, the driver can turn on the walking pedestrian signal to indicate that the pedestrian has the right of way. The LS7 will be equipped with the new Smart Cockpit 2.0 with the IMOS2.0 version. Inside, the LS7 boasts a triple screen layout including an LCD instrument panel, central control screen and a display for co-pilot display. The screen dimensions have not been announced by the car maker yet. The car is also the first mass-produced vehicle in China with a half-width steering wheel, but an option to choose a full-width steering wheel is also available.
The LS7 features a large windshield with dimensions of 1613mm x 1620mm that extends above the driver's head. According to IM Motors, the windshield is made of aviation-grade material. The door design is borderless with an electric suction door lock.
The co-pilot seat can be folded down electronically and can slide under the dashboard. Lastly, the LS7 has a zero-gravity-inspired seat (also known as a ‘fatigue-free' seat) on the right side of the rear row. This technology aims to alleviate fatigue during long drives by maintaining an ideal posture for maximum seating comfort.