Leap Motor C01 EV Debuts at Shenzhen Auto Show
The highly anticipated Leap Motor C01 finally debuted at the 2022 Shenzhen Auto in China. Pre-sales of the vehicle already commenced from the 10th of May while deliveries are expected to begin from September. Leap Motor has already received more than 45,000 orders of the C01 electric sedan which is priced between 180,000 yuan (PKR 53.54 lac) and 270,000 yuan (PKR 80.32 lac) and comes with a lifetime warranty for the first owner.
The fastback-styled C01 sedan has its front-end quite similar to the Leap Motor’s C11 SUV. The C01 boasts a drag coefficient of just 0.226cd and it is attained through the use of concealed door handles, frame-less doors, a roof-line flowing effortlessly to the back, and low-drag rims on all four wheels of the EV. The car’s front grille is also closed to add to the effect.
In terms of dimensions, C01 measures 5,050 mm long 1,902mm wide and 1,509mm tall while having a wheelbase of 2,930 mm. For the sake of comparison, the latest Toyota Camry XV measures 4,890 mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,450mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,820mm. This makes Leap Motor C01 longer, wider and taller having an even greater wheelbase than the Camry.
Inside, it strictly follows the recipe for electric cars in China and comes with three floating screens of 10.25 inches, 12.8 inches, and 10.25 inches. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip has been used to runs these screens. Owners will be able to use more than 40 preinstalled apps. The 3.5 generation voice recognition system from iFLYTEK has been used to ensure seamless user interaction. Driver identification and personalization are made with face recognition while up to 25 settings are automatically associated with the user according to their habits.