As of July 19, a total of 8,208 units of the Li L7 have been delivered this month, said.

Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI) has seen cumulative deliveries of its least expensive model, the Li L7, exceed 50,000 units, less than six months after the model was launched.

The extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) maker announced the milestone on Weibo yesterday, saying the five-seat SUV has delivered more than 10,000 units each month since its first full delivery month.

As of July 19, the Li L7 delivered 8,208 units this month, Li Auto said.

Li Auto launched the Li L7, its first five-seat SUV, on February 8, and currently offers three versions with starting prices of RMB 319,800 ($44,540), RMB 339,800 and RMB 379,800 respectively.

All of the company's current models on sale are EREVs, with the other two being the more expensive, six-seat Li L8 and Li L9.

The Li L7 was a model that was almost canceled during development, Li Xiang, founder, chairman, and CEO of Li Auto, said on June 18 on Weibo.

Li said he was adamant about axing the model last September, but several other executives stopped him.

Li Auto held its first Family Technology Day on June 17, and for the first time ever, the Li L7 sold more than 1,000 units in a single day on the day of the event, Li said at the time.

Li Auto delivered a record 32,575 vehicles in June, for the first time over the 30,000 mark, according to figures it announced on July 1.

The Li L7 sold 13,107 units in June, contributing 40.24 percent of Li Auto deliveries in June.

"For the third quarter, we target monthly deliveries for Li L8 and Li L9 at over 10,000 each and aspire to achieve 15,000 Li L7 monthly deliveries," Li said when the company announced June deliveries.

For the week of July 10 to July 16, Li Auto sold 7,700 units, the company said July 18 on Weibo.

Cumulative sales of Li Auto so far this month were 16,900 units as of July 16, it said.

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Li Auto Jun sales breakdown: Li L7 contributes 40% with 13,107 units