Li Xiang Launches With “One” SUV With Six Seats, Four Screens, Hybrid Powertrain

The ever-growing world of Chinese car brands has just be joined by another newcomer: Li Xiang. In English, that name means Leading Ideal, and the vehicle you see below is the brand’s first production model. Dubbed the Li Xiang One, it certainly looks quite promising.

Powering the One is a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor. Unlike most hybrids currently on the market, the 1.2-liter engine doesn’t actually power the wheels and is used exclusively as a range extender to recharge the battery. This setup results in a total of 326 hp and 530 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque and the large SUV will allegedly travel 700 km (434 miles) before needing some juice.

The Li Xiang One is big, measuring 5020 mm (197-inches) long, 1960 mm (77-inches) wide, and 1760 mm (69-inches) tall. Those dimensions are more than enough to support seven seats but the car manufacturer instead decided to fit two large seats in the second row rather than three, giving occupants have plenty of room. The company says a seven-seat configuration is also available if the customer so wishes.

Seating layout aside, the One comes with no less than four screens in the cabin. There’s a digital gauge cluster and next to it, two large infotainment screens. Positioned below these screens is a fourth display used to operate things such as the climate control. Nappa leather is also found throughout and has been sourced from the same company that supplies BMW with its leather, while a Level 2 autonomous driving system is standard.

Prices for the One in China start at around 400,000 yuan, or a touch under $60,000. The brand, as well as its hybrid SUV, will debut at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show.

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  • Jason Panamera

    Car looks really nice but even with 4 screens this interior design looks actually dated.

    • donald seymour

      Too much yes, dated umm… I don’t see it. It seems to be keeping with the times to me.

      • Paulbe

        What we used to call “conservative”.

  • Howfarr

    Handsome looking thing..
    European OEMs need to watch there backs in the next decade


    Looks nice, with some design influences from volvo and audi

  • Bash

    Looks super nice.

    • Dennis Scipio

      Really, you think this looks good?v

      • Bash

        Yes man I think it’s really good.

        • Dennis Scipio

          you’re right, i now think it’s a good looking vehicle

  • McFly

    An obvious Volvo without the Volvo logo in the grille – this must mean it’s a Polestar, right?

    • bd0007

      Not really.

      The Volvo grille (even on the XC90) is smaller and c’mon, there’s nothing original about that shape (barring the Volvo angled strip accent).

      In terms of shape/size, it’s closer to that of Bentley, Jaguar, among others.

      • McFly

        If you don’t agree that the side view is similar to the XC90, I’m not going to try to convince you. 🙂

  • EM1

    Nice attempt, but won’t buy as it doesn’t look authentic.

  • parsecus

    The perfect Range Rover – Volvo mashup

  • Karl

    Color me intrigued,looks very promising indeed..

  • Luc Helterbrand

    did you use Google translate to write this article. yikes. The SUV looks very nice though. a nice mash up of toyota and volvo and a bit of rover…clean. but wow that is a big vehicle.

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    Wow. VERY handsome. Definitely giving me Highlander vibes up front, with volvo/mercedes influence in profile and rear. bring this thing stateside.

  • Stephen G

    Very nice looking vehicle. But at $60K there are allot of reputable vehicles out there.

  • john1168

    I’ve been rippin’ on Chinese vehicles for a while now but I gotta say, this looks really good! I wouldn’t buy it but it does look very good.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      It’s an XC90 copy. Of course it looks good.

  • nastinupe

    If the Volvo XC90 and Ford Explorer had a love child.

  • enthusia

    Very sharp, love everything about except for the logo.

  • Mr. EP9

    Won’t ever see it outside of China but it’s definitely nice.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Nice Volvo, dicks.

  • Enter Ranting

    Screen Wars.

  • Enter Ranting

    Rivian R1S over this.

  • IFDU

    Nice Higlander/XC90/Panamera.

  • sidewaysspin

    So many copies of the Volvo XC-90 monster SUV being launched, they don’t even try to disguise the design inspiration.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    If brands like this had a name palatable to western ears, they would cause BIG trouble for Domestic and Asian brands. This thing looks so much better than the XT6. The west should be very very worried.


  • Looks nice.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Meh, it’s okay.

  • Bhaskar Manda

    Clean, VW-esque design. Yeah, as stated before, the interior is a little dated, compared to say Mercedes, and even the 2018 BMWs. But it is clean enough to be better that the comic book style in most other cars with their Ipads stuck on the dashboard. I wouldn’t buy leather, especially an all-leather interior that’ll look trashed after a few years of the sun beating down through that big glass house and panoramic roof though.

    Most of all, how refreshing that they had a sensible idea of using the combination of gasoline engine and electric drivetrain to get the efficiency and range.

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