Update: LEVC clarified the official name of the Xspace MPV will be L380, referencing its spaciousness, “like Airbus A380”.
LEVC L380 is a large MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) over 5.3 meters long with a 6 or 8-seat layout. The dimensions are (L/W/H) 5316/1998/1940 mm and the wheelbase is 3185 mm. The 8-seater versions have a layout of 2+2+2+2. The curb weight is 2805 kg.
The LEVC L380 has a single 200 kW motor supplied by Viridi E-Mobility Technology (Ningbo) Co. (VREMT), and the top speed is 170 km/h. The battery is a ternary NMC pack manufactured by the CATL – Geely joint venture. The capacity to be revealed later.
L380 will sit on LEVC’s SOA (Space Oriented Architecture) platform, unveiled in May. It is a slightly adjusted Geely’s SEA platform dedicated to electric commercial vehicles.
LEVC is a British company founded in 1919. In 2012, it was acquired by Geely. It currently produces only one car – a LEVC TX cab. The TX has all-electric (BEV) and Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) versions.
The L380 will be manufactured in Zhejiang in the LEVC New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. plant, where LEVC TX is assembled.
LEVC L380 was previously known under the codename XE08, and CarNewsChina obtained spy shots of the EV in June, revealing the massive size of the new MPV.
It is unclear if the Xpsace will be produced only for the British market or if it will also be sold in China, but as Geely just applied for a Chinese sales license, it gives us a hint. Also, the car in the pictures has a steering wheel on the left side, so it is dedicated to the right-hand traffic market.
Unlike in Europe, MPVs are very hot in China. However, the L380 would compete with dozens of electric minivans, such as Li Mega, Denza D9, Xpeng X9, Maxus Mifa 9, and Zeekr 009.