SAIC Motor, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech, and Alibaba Group teamed up to form IM Motors, an electric vehicle company. At the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, they introduced the LS7 concept vehicle. The front of the LS7 features a closed design with “L”-shaped headlights that contain all-LED lights.
The vehicle also has three vents and LED daytime running lights on both sides, as well as through-type vents to give the appearance of a wider lateral width. The LS7’s design is consistent with previous vehicles created by IM Motors.
The LS7 is equipped with a large integrated spoiler on the rear of the car and taillights with a through-type design. The rear also has a double-layer design with a wrapped diffuser to give the vehicle a sportier appearance.
Inside, the LS7 boasts a triple screen design with an LCD instrument panel, central control screen, and a display for the co-pilot. It is the first mass-produced vehicle in China to offer a half-width steering wheel as an option. Additionally, the LS7 comes with a large panoramic sunroof and 360-degree parking cameras.
The LS7 will feature a smart cockpit 2.0 with the IMOS2.0 version. It will be available in two battery versions: a 90 kWh version built by a joint venture between SAIC and CATL, and a 100 kWh+ version with a single motor rear-wheel drive (RWD) system.
The 100 kWh+ RWD variant has a CLTC cruising range of 660 km. The LS7 will also be offered with a dual-motor four-wheel drive (4WD) system, which has a power output of 425 kW (650 hp) and a peak torque of 725 Nm. This version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and has a CLTC cruising range of 615 km.