On April 3, 2023, Lantu Auto announced its delivery data for March 2023.
In March, Lantu Auto delivered a total of 3,027 new vehicles, increasing 173% MoM and 116% YoY. As of March 31, 2023, Lantu Auto has opened 197 stores nationwide, including 149 Lantu Spaces, 2 Lantu flagship stores, and 46 Lantu delivery service centers. Lantu Auto will continue to enhance the development of its sales service network and charging network.
Previously, on March 16th, Baidu’s “Wenxin Yiyuan” made its official debut. As a strategic partner of Baidu, Lantu Auto has become one of the first trial experience officers of Baidu Wenxin Yiyuan. Apollo Intelligent Driving will be integrated with Wenxin Yiyuan’s capabilities to create a large-scale AI interaction based on smart car scenarios.
As for its products, Lantu Auto’s first sedan—Chasing Light, will officially launch in April. Lantu Chasing Light opened for pre-sales at the end of last year, and it is built on the ESSA+SOA intelligent bionic architecture, positioning itself as a mid-to-large luxury electric sedan competing with NIO’s ET7 model. There are three variants available in four colors: Du Ruo White, Cloud Blue, Lu Guang Gold, and Sunlight Orange, with a choice of black and gray or blue and gray interiors, and the pre-sale price range is between ¥322,900 and ¥432,900.
The new vehicle will be equipped with a dual-motor four-wheel-drive system, with the front motor having a maximum power of 160 kW (218 hp) and the rear motor having a maximum power of 215 kW (292 hp), offering a system total power of 375 kW and a maximum torque of 730 N·m. The official 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 3.8 seconds, and the braking distance is 33.83 meters. Moreover, its intelligent four-wheel-drive system can achieve 0-100% torque distribution between front and rear.
The new vehicle will also offer a 108.73 kWh mica battery or an 82.11 kWh semi-solid-state battery, providing a corresponding range of 730 km (CLTC) and 580 km (CLTC) respectively. Additionally, the vehicle features 400V fast charging support.
The chassis is equipped with a front double-wishbone and rear five-link independent suspension, as well as CDC electromagnetic suspension. The vehicle’s 4D intelligent chassis technology can determine driving intentions based on longitudinal acceleration, vehicle steering angle, and other information, actively adjusting the damping force of the shock absorbers.
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