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Leading Ideal Sales Figures – China Market

Monthly and Yearly Sales Figures for Leading Ideal in China

Leading Ideal Sales Data, Trends & Analysis for the Chinese Automotive Market

Leading Ideal (“Lixiang” in Chinese, formerly known as CHJ Automotive) is a Beijing-based EV startup with a production facility in Changzhou. Its first model is appropriately named Leading Ideal ONE and it’s a three-row, seven-seat SUV powered by an electric powertrain with a range extender, giving it an NEDC-rated range of up to 800km. Also find sales figures for the Leading Ideal ONE and any other car model produced and sold in China since the early 2000’s. Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.

Leading Ideal China Sales Figures & Recent Highlights

Leading Ideal, better known by its Chinese name “Li Xiang” or simply “Li Auto,” is a prominent Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer. Established in 2015 by Li Xiang (who the company is named after), Li Auto quickly rose to prominence in the Chinese EV space.

One of Li Auto’s main differentiating points in the crowded EV market is its focus on Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (EREVs). EREVs, unlike pure battery electric vehicles, come equipped with a small gasoline engine that can generate additional electric power for the battery, thus extending the vehicle’s range. This approach addresses “range anxiety,” a common concern among potential EV buyers, especially in areas where charging infrastructure might be lacking.

Li Auto has witnessed significant sales growth since the launch of the Li ONE, thanks to the vehicle’s competitive pricing, features, and the unique selling proposition of its EREV technology. The brand has tapped into the growing middle-class segment in China that’s increasingly environmentally conscious and tech-savvy.

In a testament to its success and potential, Li Auto went public on the NASDAQ in July 2020, raising over $1 billion in its Initial Public Offering (IPO). This made it one of the few Chinese EV startups to be listed in the U.S. Li Auto is investing heavily in research and development, aiming to roll out more models and further refine its EREV technology. The company is also working on expanding its sales and after-sales service network in China, aiming for deeper market penetration.

Leading Ideal is still a relatively new company, but it is growing rapidly and is gaining market share. The company is planning to launch new models in the coming years. Overall, Leading Ideal is a promising electric vehicle brand in China. The company offers a good balance of luxury, technology, range, and value. However, it is important to be aware of the brand’s newness before making a purchase.

Leading Ideal Annual Sales Data and Market Share in China

Below we have a table that shows total Leading Ideal sales volumes for the Chinese automotive market, broken out by year. This data captures all Leading Ideal vehicle sales for the entire Chinese automotive market.

Year Sales YOY Change Marketshare Marketshare Change
2022 157,992 0.00 0.76 0.00

Leading Ideal China Annual Sales Units & Market Share Chart

Below is a visual representation of Leading Ideal China sales units over time. We have both the Leading Ideal sales units and the market share in the Chinese market. Click on the items in the legend to see each series by itself.

Leading Ideal China Growth Rate & Market Share Chart

Below is the annual growth rate for the Leading Ideal brand in China, shown against the Leading Ideal’s marketshare changes in China. This gives you a good look into how Leading Ideal has faired against the other brands in terms of absolute sales and effect on marketshare. Click on the items in the legend to see each series by itself.

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Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.