Starting from 199,900 yuan! Zhiji L6 is officially released, not to mention Xiaomi’s Zhiji chooses to be itself

Last month, Zhiji, which had been established for 4 years, finally had its "highlight moment".

At the Zhiji L6 pre-sale conference at that time, Zhiji co-CEO Liu Tao seemed to be imitating the marketing routines of the mobile phone circle, staged a comprehensive "benchmarking" drama of rival companies, and repeatedly ridiculed Xiaomi for "not having real intelligence" and "relying on design". imitate".

What is surprising is that the comparison of the three electrical parameters between the Zhiji L6 super performance version and Xiaomi SU7 Max has an inaccurate problem, which was caught by Xiaomi. The latter posted three Weibo posts in protest.

In the end, this farce came to an end with the release of Chiji's apology letter.

As the saying goes, "Black and red are also red." It is difficult for us to judge whether this round of negative publicity is a gain or a loss for Zhiji, but for the protagonist of the night, Zhiji L6, it is definitely a loss.

To be honest, Zhiji L6 can indeed be regarded as a strong rival of Xiaomi SU7 at the product level, especially when we learned that its starting price is only 219,900 yuan——

Tonight, the Zhiji L6 is finally officially launched, and the listing rights prices of a total of 5 cars are also announced:

  • Standard version: 199,900 yuan
  • Long battery life version: 239,900 yuan
  • Super long battery life version: 255,900 yuan
  • Super performance version: 285,900 yuan
  • Lightyear version: 325,900 yuan

I have to say that Zhiji is really at odds with Xiaomi this time.

So, where is Zhiji’s stubbornness?

If you ignore Liu Tao, this is a good car

"Zhiji L6 is the latest achievement of SAIC New Energy Technology's "ten years of hard work" and integrates the industry's cutting-edge intelligent technology. "Zhiji Automobile said.

It’s hard to say whether the sword of L6 has really been sharpened for ten years, but the second half of this sentence is indeed certain. With the newly launched “Skin Lizard Digital Chassis”, Zhiji L6 has become the first car in the country to have “ A car with "crab walking ability".

Chiji believes that this is L6’s “strongest trump card.”

When mentioning Zhiji, many people will probably think of chassis and driving control. This is the product tonality that the Zhiji brand has always adhered to. On the first product Zhiji L7, Zhiji invited the Williams forward-looking engineering team to perform tuning. Conveniently won a "Guinness World Record for the Longest Drift Distance of an Electric Vehicle".

Although it is a bit "gimmick than reality", it still illustrates some problems.

On the Zhiji L6, Zhiji has added a "cerebellum" to the vehicle through intelligent digital management – the Skink digital chassis, which has raised the vehicle's driving performance to a new dimension and can even allow it to "walk sideways."

The first is four-wheel steering. There are usually two types of products equipped with this function. The first is those with too long wheelbases and require four-wheel steering to shorten the turning radius, such as BMW 750Li, Xpeng X9, etc.; the second is models that emphasize sports performance. Used to improve the stability of high-speed cornering, such as Porsche 911 and Lamborghini Huracan Evo.

So which category does Zhiji L6 belong to? In fact, it does both.

When driving at low speed, the turning radius of the Zhiji L6 is as low as 4.99 meters, and the U-turn is as flexible as the Polo. You know, the size of this pure electric car is not small, with a wheelbase of 2950mm, which is similar to the Tesla Model S, and the latter's turning radius requires 6.15 meters.

For Zhiji L6, passing two lanes in both directions is no problem at all.

When avoiding danger at high speed, the rear wheels of the Zhiji L6 can quickly catch up with the rear of the car, improving the vehicle's response speed. Zhiji said that with the support of four-wheel steering, the body response speed of Zhiji L6 is 30% faster than ESP. If you use the Elk test results to quantify its capabilities, it is 90.96km/h, which is much higher than the 84.9km/h of the Tesla Model S Plaid and the 84.3km/h of the Porsche Taycan.

This is the only model in the world that has exceeded 85km/h in the Elk test.

However, it is often difficult for users to perceive such advantages. Does Zhiji have any practical and explicit functions? Of course there is.

Use a specific scenario as an example.

You are about to park from a side parking space, but you find that the cars in front and behind you are too close to you, and you need to move around several times before you can get out of the parking space. At this time, you can click "One-click escape" on the control panel, and the front of the car will swing out due to the wheel speed difference, and then drive away directly.

In fact, Zhiji L6's "Skinliar Digital Chassis" not only has four-wheel steering as a functional highlight, it also integrates the control modules of multiple systems such as air suspension and torque vectoring control, and is centrally controlled by algorithms to achieve all functions. Dimensional joint regulation and control.

Supports full life cycle OTA, the more you use it, the better it becomes.

Zhiji said at the press conference that they will also launch the gimbal body control function within the second quarter of this year. Through millisecond-level intervention in the air spring and damping shock absorber, it can achieve body roll when cornering at high speed and large angle, and improve Driving comfort.

In addition to the Skink digital chassis, Zhiji also highlighted the practical rainy night mode at the press conference.

In the rainy night mode, the Zhiji L6's on-board camera will enhance the capture of the road, and use AI computing power to remove the interference of rain and fog, making up for the weaknesses of the human eye in bad weather.

In short, it is not difficult to find that driving is still the main selling point that Zhiji attaches most importance to.

Because of this, the Zhiji L6 continues the "hurricane motor" on the LS6, with a speed of up to 21,000 rpm, a peak power of 579kw, a torque of 800N·m, acceleration from zero to zero in 2.74 seconds, and a top speed of 308km/h.

Liu Tao learned to "keep your mouth shut"

Although the products are remarkable, Zhiji has always been a brand without much presence. The most impressive thing is their CEO Liu Tao.

Liu Tao has done many "terrible" things.

For example, he tested acceleration on the highway emergency lane, made dumplings live in the car, bluntly stated at the press conference that "BBA car owners are miserable" and so on.

You may also have an impression of the recent one: at the Zhiji L6 pre-sale conference last month, not only did Xiaomi’s configuration get written incorrectly, but Liu Tao’s remarks also caused a negative impact on Zhiji’s brand image. Small impact:

Our classmates (when busy) would even miss the birth of their own children.

We also have a friend who has been positive for four times in a row and still sticks to the front line of work.

Some of our classmates were so cruel that they sent their young children to boarding schools.

Some netizens joked: The less you buy a Zhiji, the less one employee will suffer. Even Roewe, a sister brand of SAIC Motor, is coming to step in.

Zhiji's subsequent operations were even more puzzling. When Xiaomi Motors had ceased its activities and no longer responded, Zhiji "apologized" again the next afternoon, which was suspected of continuing to "spoil traffic."

Although "black and red are also red," for bulk consumer goods such as cars that involve personal safety, "black and red" will not only have no positive impact on Zhiji, but Zhiji will lose some potential users due to the decline in corporate image.

In addition to the controversy between Zhiji and Xiaomi, the battery of Zhiji L6 has also caused quite a stir.

Zhiji said at the press conference that the Zhiji L6 is equipped with a "quasi-900V ultra-fast charging light-year solid-state battery" that can achieve an ultra-long cruising range of more than 1,000 kilometers. However, everyone later discovered that this is not a true solid-state battery.

As we all know, the ternary lithium batteries and lithium iron phosphate batteries commonly used in electric vehicles are both liquid lithium-ion batteries. Under conditions such as overshoot, extrusion or short circuit, thermal runaway may occur and lead to fire.

Solid-state batteries use solid electrolytes to replace the previous liquid electrolytes, thereby solving the problem of battery fires caused by external extrusion, puncture, and short circuit. In addition, because its energy density is much higher than that of liquid batteries, the vehicle's cruising range has also been greatly improved.

However, because solid-state batteries still have many technical problems that have not yet been overcome, they have not been officially put into use. Previously, only Weilai tested their 150kW semi-solid-state battery in a live broadcast.

"It is very difficult to mass produce, the output is relatively low, and the yield rate is also very challenging." This is NIO CEO Li Bin's evaluation of semi-solid-state batteries.

Just when everyone thought that Zhiji, backed by SAIC, had achieved a new breakthrough, they discovered that the truth was not the case.

According to Liu Tao and Qingtao Energy General Manager Li Zheng's description of the solid-state battery carried by the L6, the L6 battery uses a ternary high-nickel positive electrode and a carbon-silicon negative electrode. The liquid content in the electrolyte is 5%-10%, and the oxide electrolyte is used as the Mainly, a polymer is added to form a composite electrolyte (IPC), and the process uses nano-solid electrolyte coating and solid electrolyte layer molding.

Qingtao Energy's product planning shows that this is only their first-generation product. To achieve true all-solid-state, they will have to wait until the third generation.

This means that the "solid-state battery" equipped on the Zhiji L6 is actually a semi-solid-state battery.

It should also be noted that only the Zhiji L6 Max Lightyear Edition, which has a listed equity price of 325,900 yuan, is equipped with this semi-solid-state battery. This model is 40,000 yuan more expensive than the L6 Max super performance version equipped with dual motors——

Cost and production capacity are still obstacles that cannot be circumvented by semi-solid-state batteries. While avoiding cost and production capacity issues through high selling prices, the label of "solid-state battery" is bound to Zhiji L6.

Liu Tao is in the atmosphere this time.

Before tonight's press conference, many people were worried whether Liu Tao would say something unbelievable tonight and cause another hot search on Weibo.

The good news is that Zhiji finally showed some restraint this time. Liu Tao was no longer the keynote speaker at the press conference. Xiaomi was not mentioned in this press conference. He only talked about the turning radius and looked for a "soft persimmon" like BMW. Give it a light squeeze.

Thanks to Xiaomi, like Li Xiang now, Liu Tao also learned to "keep his mouth shut."

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