Huawei’s first electric car just debuted at the ongoing Shanghai Auto show called Seres Huawei Smart Selection SF5.
Talking about the launch of the Seres Huawei Smart Selection SF5 model,
Developed in collaboration with California-based Seres, the mobile phone company’s crossover is available in two version options, including a single engine option, priced at 216,800 yuan. The dual engine variant is priced at 246,800 yuan.
In terms of design, Huawei’s SF5 looks almost identical to the original SF5 that Seres introduced in 2019, both inside and out, although the current commercial product has added vents on the front bumper.
The car has reverse-clawed sports headlamps, L-shaped daytime running lights, flat-clawed door handles, bird-shaped window lines, sloping roofs and wraparound rear lights linked by long thin strip of lights.
Dimensions of the new SF5 are 4,700 mm long, 1,930 mm wide and 1,625 mm high. Wheelbase stretched 2,875 mm.
Inside, the minimalistic dashboard features wide air vents separated by a large, vertical center touchscreen and allows access to all vehicle functions, along with a instrument cluster. Digital is behind the steering wheel.
The center console area is quite minimalistic with just one storage compartment, while the number selector is located just in front of the front armrests.
The large touchscreen inside the car is linked to a HiCar system based on Huawei’s Harmony operating system, which is the company’s own on a connected ecosystem just like what Apple and Google offer. In addition, the SF5 also has a Huawei Sound system with 11 speakers arranged in the cabin to provide a “theater class” experience.
Although the design is largely unaltered, Huawei has made a hand in developing the technologies included in the SF5, starting with the drivetrain. The setup includes a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that acts as a range extender for recharging the battery.
On the dual-engine version, using the all-wheel drive system provides a total output of 543 hp and 820 Nm of torque. X is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in about 4.7 seconds.
Powering the car comes from the SEP200 battery powered in the front and Huawei did not provide details on the SF5’s battery. Huawei revealed the car has an all-electric range of up to 180 km and up to 1,000 km with the engine extending the range.
If needed, car batteries can also be used to power devices like televisions and even charge other electronic media.
To ensure safety, the SF5 is equipped with high precision millimeter wave radar, ultrasonic radar, surround camera and other sensors to enable level 2 autonomous features. Other standard safety systems like traffic jam assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane centering, and more.