Li Auto channels minimalism for mega new MPV

Li Auto Mega exterior

Li Auto recently revealed a sleek new people carrier that is rightfully named the ‘Mega’

The shift to electric powertrains seems to have rekindled the streamliner movement that emerged during the 1930s. In a bid to boost range, sleek bullet-like forms that slice through the air have been become popular among various manufacturers and segments.

The trend is strong in the MPV segment, with many recent launches employing fast rooflines, raking windscreen angles and abrupt kammtails. The latest example is from Beijing-headquartered Li Auto, which recently revealed a people carrier rightfully named the ‘Mega’.

“Aerodynamics was a central theme,” says Benjamin Baum, senior exterior design director at Li Auto. “We had a distinct roadmap for the car, and exceptional aerodynamics was one of the main goals. Our designers had this in mind from the very beginning. Notably, our aerodynamics team was integrated into the design group, facilitating close cooperation from the start.”

Official dimensions are under wraps for now, but Baum says it is a little larger than the three-row L9 SUV which measures in at 5,218mm (L) 1,998 (W) and 1,800 (H). The Mega is indeed a large car and…

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