Published on May 2nd, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Seres Huawei Smart Selection SF5 Goes On Sale In China
Huawei has managed to get ahead of Apple in the EV game
Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has marked its entry into the electric vehicle business with the launch of the new Seres Huawei Smart Selection SF5.
Introduced at the recently concluded Shanghai Auto Show 2021, the SF5 is developed jointly with Seres, an electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in California. In addition to this, the company also has another model in its portfolio – the SF7.
Back to the SF5, Huawei says the electric crossover offers an all-electric range of 180 km. There is also a range extender version, which reports say utilises a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, that is capable of covering a distance of over 1,000 km between charges.
Other highlights of the SF5 include:
- 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.68 seconds
- lightweight aluminum chassis
- four ball joint double-wishbone front suspension and trapezoidal multi-link rear suspension
- Huawei HiCar connects the user’s smartphone to the car to enable navigation, music playback and more
- HiCar also connects the car to other smart devices, allowing users to turn on air condition, smart screen and other connected devices at home from inside the car
- a 3D surround sound system with 11 speakers delivers authentic and immersive opera-like sound quality
- vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) provides emergency power to isolated vehicles
- vehicle-to-load (V2L) powers utilities like cookers and stereos
- L2+ level automatic assisted driving, traffic congestion assistance, and adaptive cruise control
The SF5 will be offered in a single-motor (2WD) variant that costs 216,800 yuan (RM137,138) and a range-topping dual-motor (4WD) variant priced at 246,800 yuan (RM156,115). It will be available at Huawei flagship stores across China.
Today, at the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, Huawei announced that China’s automotive company SERES has launched an extended range electric vehicle-the new SERES SF5, and it will be available in Huawei flagship stores across China. For the first time, Huawei welcomes a vehicle partner to its “1+8+N” ecosystem.
“This exciting announcement sets a precedent for both the consumer electronics industry and the new energy vehicle industry,” commented Richard Yu, Executive Director, CEO of the Consumer Business Group, Huawei. “In the future, we will not only provide leading smart car solutions to help partners build better intelligent vehicles, but also help them sell those vehicles through our retail network across China.”
The high performance monster with Huawei technologies
In response to consumers’ range and recharging anxieties about electric vehicle, Huawei and SERES have created a new electric drive range extension system. Equipped with HUAWEI DriveONE Three-in-One Electric Drive, the system is not only the optimal solution for reducing range anxiety, but also delivering world-class coupe performance. The new SERES SF5 offers flexibility for users, with a range of 180 km in pure electric mode to meet the needs of daily city commuters,1 and a range of over 1000 km in extended range mode for long distance travelers. The high-performance capabilities boast 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.68s. The vehicle performance is also aided by the lightweight aluminum chassis, the four ball joint double- wishbone front suspension and the trapezoidal multi-link rear suspension. This makes the new SF5 a performance monster, delivering a faster acceleration while also providing a more stable tilt control and superior shock absorption.
HUAWEI HiCar solutions enable users to seamlessly switch between their mobile phone applications to the vehicle’s central control panel, enabling access to navigation, music and more, anytime, anywhere. This world-class coupe provides entirely new user experiences: the music on your phone can be continued seamlessly when you get in the car. It also provides interactive voice control, allowing users to focus purely on driving. HUAWEI HiCar can also connect the car to other smart devices, so users in the car can turn on air condition, smart screen and other connected devices2 at home, with consummate ease.
The vehicle’s three-dimensional surround audio system consists of 11 sound units, tuned by HUAWEI SOUND® core technicians and acoustic experts. Together with the vehicle’s perfect NVH solution – a library-level silence of 38 dB3, the audio system delivers authentic and immersive opera-like sound quality.
The new SERES SF5 has a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) rescue recharge mode, which can provide emergency power to isolated vehicles in the wilderness. It also provides vehicle-to-load (V2L) camping power supply mode, empowering induction cookers, stereos, and other equipment, so users can have BBQ when they stop.
The new SERES SF5’s twisting and bending strength meets five-star safety design standards, with a body made of robust and reliable ultra-high strength 1500 Mpa thermoformed steel. With L2+ level automatic assisted driving, traffic congestion assistance, full speed domain adaptive cruise control and other features, users facing urban congestion don’t need to worry about long-distance driving.
In addition, the front row is equipped with sporty and sophisticated seats with ventilation, heating and massage functions, and the intimate smart welcome mode makes every getting in and out of the car more comfortable and convenient.
The new model will be available in Huawei Stores from April 21st
Available in China at 246800 CNY (4WD) and 216800 CNY (2WD), the new SERES SF5 comes in four colorways – Deep Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black, Pearl White and Titanium Silver Grey – along with Midnight Black, Garnet Red, and Ivory White interior trim.
Starting from April 21, 2021, users can visit Huawei flagship shops nationwide for a test drive.