Huawei SERES SF5 SUV Revealed
In collaboration with the Chinese smartphone company Huawei, SERES (an electric car and component manufacturer has developed the Huawei SERES SF5 which is a hybrid SUV. At the Shanghai Auto Show, the two companies announced the collaboration and said the SF5 SUV would be sold through Huawei’s flagship stores in China.
The SF5 has a clean and proportionate crossover-esque look with regard to style, which doesn’t get too far away from tradition. It has a backlight, a well-incorporated mesh grille in the bumper, and a range of distinctive LED DRLs on the front. The bodylines, flush door handles and a pointed roofline can be seen from the side. The slender LED rear lights, which are paired with a full-width light strip, dominates the rear.
The SF5 has a length of 4,700mm, a width of 1,930mm, a height of 1,625mm, and a wheelbase of 2,875mm. This almost put the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq in the same size bracket.
The dashboard has a sleek look on the inside and takes center stage with the huge portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment (reminding Tesla’s screens). The interior of the SF5 also has wood inserts, decorative accents, and leather tapestry to give it a sophisticated appearance.
The optical instrument panel, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated seats, seat massager and an 11-speaker audio system to name only a few are other features in the SF5. Huawei SERES also fitted the SF 5 with an autonomous aided driving system L2 + with features such as adaptive cruise control and low-speed traffic support.
In order to produce battery electricity, the Huawei SERES SF5 uses the 1,5-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine. The battery in turn drives the two high-speed electrical motors, generating 551hp and 820Nm in combination. The 0-100kph sprint in 4.68 seconds can be carried out in this configuration.
Interestingly enough, the Huawei SERES SF5 will fly over 1000km on the electric power alone for 180km, as per the New European Driving Cycle Test, thanks to the petrol engine in operation.
Huawei is not the only big automotive telecommunications business that tries its hand. There are other technology giants such as Apple, who are working on an electric car branded internally as Project Titan, which could be launched in 2024. Xiaomi Smartphone Manufacturers have worked with Bestune to produce a special Xiaomi Bestune T77 version to a lesser degree.