ICONIQ, a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company, plans to list in the US via SPAC or Special Purpose Acquisition Company and is expected to be valued at $4 billion after listing. It also announced that ICONIQ SEVEN, the initial first-class all-electric smart passenger car, will be released in 2023.
The combination of EV, autonomous driving technology, and the passenger-focused experience is the core development strategy of ICONIQ. ICONIQ integrates the whole process of vehicle design and development, with artificial intelligence network, autonomous driving, chassis and other core technology advantages. Its unique models have deeply integrated EV, autonomous driving technology with stylish design and class-leading comfort.
The ICONIQ SEVEN, with its design center located in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, is being designed with the luxurious focus of customers in the Middle East, China, Europe and the United States in mind. ICONIQ SEVEN, as the first EV of ICONIQ, redefines the MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) market, and integrates artificial intelligence and EV elements on the basis of MPV models, and boldly proposes SPV as a sub-category of MPV, becoming the world’s leading pure electric intelligent first-class SPV.
By cooperating with AutoX, which is a global leader in the autonomous driving technology, the next planned release named ICONIQ MUSE, will be equipped with L4 and above autonomous driving technology. The core computing platform of the AutoX fifth-generation system which is integrated into ICONIQ MUSE will have a full L4 autonomous driving ability. AutoX’ s safety technology is made up of its sensing software, strong computing power, integration of software and hardware and long-term accumulation of driverless data, which will provide ICONIQ passenger vehicles with an extremely high safety guarantee.
Unlike other brands which are drivers experience-based, ICONIQ focuses primarily on the passengers’ experience in terms of product design and technology. ICONIQ’ s vehicles are specially equipped with AI voice technology, text to speech, remote diagnosis system, predictive maintenance system and other intelligent technologies, which aims at providing first-class customers with the ultimate mobile travel experience integrating comfort, entertainment and office functions.
There are three models planned for ICONIQ SEVEN: the Mobility version, Premium version and VIP version with seven seats, six seats and four seats respectively.
The Mobility version will be positioned as the best smart passenger car for travel service. It will provide business to business and first-class travel service companies with advanced design and affordable travel service solutions. The Premium version will be positioned as an economical luxury car for businesses and families and adheres to the consistent quality assurance and connected technology to provide luxury for business and family use. The VIP version is the best choice for business VIP travel and has been marketed as the ultimate intelligent passenger car. The luxury cabin is equipped with two VIP seats, a 37-inch LED screen, Microsoft image recognition, artificial intelligence and other top technologies, and can hold real-time video conferencing in the car and share information through digital cloud.
Founded in 2016, ICONIQ is committed to creating a world-class brand of intelligent electric vehicles. Headquartered in Shenzhen, ICONIQ has four core global branches, namely the administrative center in Tianjin, China, the research and development center and supply chain in Shanghai, China, the modeling design center in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and the engineering center partnered with Magna Styr in Graz, Austria. In addition, ICONIQ has formed a strategic cooperative partnership with the leading companies in the AUTO industry, such as W Motors, Magna Styr, AutoX and many others.
ICONIQ believes that with time the ICONIQ product series will revolutionize the electric automobile industry and shape the image of MPV market for years to come.