Livan 7: A Glimpse into the Future of Electric SUVs
Introducing the Livan 7: an embodiment of innovation, luxury, and power. This compact SUV is the latest marvel from the Geely–Lifan joint venture, promising not only electrifying performance but also unparalleled aesthetics and technology.
The Livan 7 showcases the latest family design aesthetics. The front is dominated by a striking LED light strip, split headlights, and a closed front grille that resonates with the contemporary design preferences of electric vehicles.
The rear sports streamlined tail lights and a minimalistic structure, with a discernible emphasis on straight lines and subtle curves. Notably, the car comes with LiDAR options, underscoring its commitment to cutting-edge technology.
Performance and Power
The Livan 7 does not compromise on performance. It can race from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, making it an SUV that packs both luxury and speed. It comes with two battery pack options: a 50.4 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) and a 68.03 kWh ternary battery pack, both produced by the renowned Hefei battery maker, Gotion. With fast charging capabilities, the batteries can be juiced from 30% to 80% in merely 30 minutes.
Livan 7 is loaded with Geely's proprietary 7nm cockpit chip, the Dragon Eagle 1. The interior is plush with a 2.5K 15.4-inch center control screen, a 9.2-inch LED digital instrument panel, and a futuristic 50-inch AR-HUD. For enhanced safety and functionality, the car is equipped with Sprint Polytron M series LiDAR, five 4D millimeter-wave radars, and an array of ultrasonic radars.
Charging and Battery Swap
The Livan 7 is built on the state-of-the-art GBRC (Global Battery Rapid Change) crystal architecture, co-developed by Geely and Lifan. This innovative platform supports battery swapping in under a minute, 7 kW home charging, 30-minute rapid charging, and 2 kW slow charging.
Dimensions and Dynamics
The SUV is structured on a chassis measuring 4690/1892/1650 mm, riding on a 2775 mm wheelbase. Integrated with the One-Box linear control system, the braking distance at 100 km/h is reduced to an impressive 35.8m. The rear-wheel-drive layout provides a turning circle radius of just 5.4m, making it agile in urban settings. Furthermore, the car employs a MacPherson suspension at the front and a sophisticated five-link suspension at the rear for optimal handling and comfort.
Release and Availability
Having made its debut as a concept at the 2022 Chongqing Auto Show, the Livan 7 took the stage at the Shanghai Auto Show the following year. As of September 21, the Livan 7 officially began its sales journey, with pre-orders starting a month prior.
The Livan 7 is a testament to the prowess of the Geely-Lifan collaboration, blending innovation, luxury, and power into one formidable package. As the electric vehicle market continues to evolve, the Livan 7 stands as a symbol of what's achievable when technology, design, and performance coalesce.