On March 31, according to the official announcement from Lantu Auto, Lantu FREE officially opened its presale. The pre-sale price for the extended-range version was 313,600 Yuan, and the pre-sale price for the electric-only version was 333,600 Yuan. Lantau has also launched high-end exclusive packages for the extended-range models and the electric-only version.
To meet the individual needs of different users, Lantau FREE has also launched a high-end exclusive package for the extended-range version and the electric-only version.
The look of the Lantau FREE continues the design concept of the iFree concept car. The front of the vehicle adopts a straight, waterfall-like center grille design that shows a more powerful look. The headlights are integrated into the center grille under the chrome trim, and the overall look is stronger. . The new car also uses a concave design on both sides of the front of the car, with sharp lines, which looks more powerful. To improve the recognizability of the front of the car, the new car also has a LED light bar running through the front of the car, with the logo glowing, which makes the new car more avant-garde.
The Lantu FREE, when viewed from the side, has a slim front. This proportion of the body also makes the new car more elegant. In addition, the new car has a corner treatment on the D-pillar, and the new car looks like a "land yacht" from the side. However, I personally think that the most attractive part of the side is the big swirl wheel, which looks very dynamic. In terms of body size, the length, width, and height of the new car are 4905/1950/1690mm, and the wheelbase is 2955mm.
At the rear of the car, the Lantu FREE features a continuous taillight design, and the use of a large number of horizontal lines also enhances the feeling of hierarchy at the rear. To enhance the sporty feel of the rear, the designer also added a rear spoiler above the rear.
The first commemorative edition can be chosen in two body colors, Xinghai Blue and Yunqing Blue, and is paired with 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in the same body color, a grille in the same body color, a B-pillar signature badge, Xisha Blue interior trim, a tri-color seat belt, and many exclusive configurations and designs such as chair logos. The first commemorative edition is limited to 2021 units, and those who successfully sign up during the pre-sale phase will enjoy the right of first purchase.
Inside, the new vehicle picks up on the yacht-derived design inspiration. The first integrated lift-up triple screen extends across the entire center console, giving a sense of technology. It supports the automatic lowering of the triple screen when High Energy mode is engaged, allowing the owner to control everything. Focus on driving. In addition, the Lantu FREE comes standard with the L2+ advanced intelligent driving assistance system, the vehicle's OTA upgrade capability, the front double-wishbone independent rear suspension, the iBooster intelligent electronic brake assist system, and 20 other luxurious and technological highlights.
In terms of performance, the extended-range version Lantu FREE is equipped with a 1.5 T four-cylinder engine coupled to a generator with a maximum output of 80 kW and has a comprehensive range of 860 kilometers (NEDC); the all-electric version Lantu FREE has a maximum range of more than 500 kilometers. The all-wheel-drive models of the Lantu FREE are equipped with twin front and rear engines and have a maximum power of 510kW, peak torque of 1040N-m, 0-100km/h acceleration of 4 seconds, and a top speed of 200km/h.
The Lantu FREE features five main battery safety structures, a high-security battery solution PACK, and an intelligent BMS battery management system. The battery uses the most advanced polymer lithium-ion membrane that can withstand a high temperature of 200 degrees. Lantu FREE is positioned as a medium and large SUV. Ideal ONE will be the main competitor of the extended-range model. Lantu FREE has L2+ advanced driving assistance, AR navigation, and 1.5T four-cylinder range extender, and is equipped with front double-wishbone + rear multi-link independent suspension, coupled with the pre-sale price of 328,000 Yuan lower than the ideal ONE, I believe it will have some impact on the ideal ONE market.
It is reported that Lantu Auto will establish 40 direct sales channels and 20 direct service channels nationwide by the end of 2021, covering 20 cities across the country. From 2021, Lantu Auto will launch at least one new car every year; in the next five years, Landu Auto 's products will cover multiple market segments such as cars, SUVs and MPVs, and further expand the product lineup of high-end electric vehicle brands.