LEVC shares first interior images of L380 MPV

Electric taxi firm LEVC has given the first glimpse of the interior of its new high-end people carrier, the L380.

The L380 is the first in a series of new products from the maker of the TX taxi and VN5 van, all of which will be based on the new SOA platform.

The L380 is intended as a luxury multi-purpose vehicle and is likely to compete with the Volvo EM90 and Lexus LM in the posh passenger-transport sphere.

The new images reveal a six-seat configuration but LEVC says the L380 will offer seating for up to eight people. The cabin is apparently inspired by the world of luxury air travel, with semi-aniline leather on first class-style chairs, which can be flipped down for sleeping. The images also reveal seat-back screens, tablets built into the arm rests and multi-zone air conditioning.

Elsewhere, there is a mixture of Alcantara fabrics, chrome and crystal finishes, along with ambient lighting. Touches inspired by the firm’s connections to Britain and China include traditional Ruyi shaped air vents and a meteor shower cabin lighting effect, which integrates London icons such as Tower Bridge and Big Ben.

LEVC L380 interior
The L380 will offer aircraft-style seating

Brett Boydell, LEVC’s global chief design officer, commented: “Our exceptionally talented team is committed to developing innovations in automotive design across the themes of luxury and space optimization.

“The L380 MPV, the first of a new wave of pure electric LEVC products based on our SOA platform, truly breaks new ground, inspired by sectors such as luxury air travel and our international cultures, brought together by space-efficient and highly flexible cutting-edge technology, creating a high-level and luxurious atmosphere.”

Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, added: “L380 takes inspiration from the company’s rich history, combined with the vast resources and technical innovation of the Geely Holding Group. It is full of exquisite details and delightful touches, combining space-efficient design with premium quality, raising the bar for multi-purpose vehicles.

“The innovative SOA technology on which L380 sits spearheads our exciting new strategy that will see the business take a global approach, growing our footprint across the world. We aim to have a presence in over 40 countries in the coming years, with multiple new models based on the SOA platform leading the way.”

The L380 will initially launch in China and is set to arrive in the UK within the next two years.

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Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.