On May 29, the first batch delivery ceremony of the SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5 electric car has been organized at Chongqing Liangjiang Plant in China. Finally, the first car owners get to drive their own model, who waited for a long time to experience it.
The SF model has more than 10,000 orders, among them about 6,500 units scheduled to deliver as soon as possible, so it’ll take some more time to deliver it for the rest owners. Most probably, the orders placed in early May or the end of April will be delivered by the end of June.
In terms of price, the SF5 has two models- Two-Wheel-Drive, which priced at 216,800 (about 34,000 USD) Yuan, and Four-Wheel-Drive, which costs 246,800 Yuan (about 38,000 USD).
SF5 provides a pure electric battery life of up to 180 km for daily needs and a long drive up to 1000 kilometers. Customers can enjoy the comfortable traveling delivered with the combined benefit of 405 kW, torque force of 820 N.m, and SPE 200 asynchronous AC motor.
It’s available in four color variants in terms of exterior design color and they are – Zhan Blue. Gilt Black, Titanium Silver Gray, and Peral White. On the other hand, three interior design color options of Ivory, Bird feather Red, and Polar Night Black.
Huawei sets target to sale 300000 cars this year
Huawei CEO of smart car business solutions said Yu Chengdong said that Huawei has set a target to sell 300000 cars by the end of this year in support of its carmaker partners. The announcement and this aim is quite a bit push for Huawei’s smart car solutions and will allure more carmakers with this unique capability of selling cars.
Huawei has been pioneering smart car solutions for a long time and now the company has been partnered with several car makers. The success with SERES is a perfect example of Huawei’s partnership ecosystem that is perfecting with every new deal.
Yu confirmed that the company has a plan to use its thousands of stores to sell cars by the end of this year. Currently, the stores can sell up to 30 units per month, which can reach up to 30,000 per month. Therefore, the Huawei is aiming to achieve 300000 cars as the outcome.
The achievement will not only boast Huawei’s business but also contribute an indirect profit to cooperative car companies that could reach 100 billion yuan.
Yu mentioned that Huawei’s brand value and marketing capabilities, retail channels, and product making competitiveness can impressively help carmakers to increase sales and achieve their own 300000 car units.
The car-making division chief said cars powered by HarmonyOS and related technologies will make a breakthrough in the smart car industry and make a way for a better and smart car experience for the consumers.
(via – ithome)
SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5 has eight major problems claims several car owners
SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5 is the first model that was displayed in Huawei’s official store for sale. Recently, several SERES SF5 car owners complain about various major problems found in the car and were forced to stop production as well as sales ASAP.
In this segment, a SERES SF5 car owner has reported that on several car communities that they had been “leaked cut”, the car was discontinued shortly after it was purchased.
However, another SERES SF5 owner threatened the company to find 370 owners in order to simultaneously protect their rights. On the other hand, one Huawei SERES SF5 smart car user from Dongguan, Guangdong reported that this car has eight major problems.
One car owner whose license plate is located in reported that the Cirrus SF5 has eight problems. The owner is focusing on stopping the production and sales as soon as possible.
This SERES SF5 smart car comes with fuel consumption higher than advertised, false battery life, and car stalls. Moreover, several car owners also commented on the complaint post that they faced the problem of suspension of production and sales soon after purchasing the car that results in other problems such as low vehicle value retention and lack of after-sales service.
Huawei SERES SF5 sales:
Huawei Smart Selection Beijing store sales told the Chinese media that in September 2021, the SERES SF5 sold more than 800 vehicles overall, and Beijing sold more than 100 vehicles. Since Huawei announced its collaboration with Xiaokang Shares in April 2020, Travel Federation data showed that from April to August, SERES SF5 sales stood at 129, 204, 1097, 507, and 715, respectively.
Till the end of November 2021. the SERES SF5 sales reached 6,997 units. Furthermore, in April 2020, during the Shanghai Auto Show, Huawei’s consumer business CEO Yu Chengdong stated the target of “5 million annual sales” at the SERES SF5 Press Conference. However, the SERES SF5 clearly missed Huawei’s expectations.
Huawei AITO M5:
Last December, Huawei launched the HarmonyOS powered AITO M5 SUV, which is the first car to feature HarmonyOS powered cockpit. Since Huawei’s announcement of launching the first HarmonyOS car, many customers were eagerly waiting for this car in China.
This results, in just 4 days after launching, the Huawei AITO M5 car pre-orders exceeds 6500 units. The latest figures for its pre-booking are very good in terms of the initial response.
Also, it clearly reflects that SERES SF5 salespeople, the popularity of this new car actually surpassed that of the SERES SF5 in all aspects.
Jetour Great Sage X-1 SUV announced with Huawei L3 autonomous driving system
On January 1, 2021, Jetour officially announced its new SUV car X-1 with the name “Jetour Great Sage” that will be equipped with Huawei L3 autonomous driving system. Back in July, Jetour declared its independence for Chery Automobile company.
Previously, Jetour was the sub-brand of Chery that mainly focuses on high-performance price SUV models. Also, Jetour has won the heart of many consumers with the super high-cost performance medium-sized SUV with less than 70000 yuan.
After the separation, Jetour has become one of the major brands with Chery Automobile, Kaiyi Automobile, and Xingtu Automobile in the Chinese market. So, without wasting the time, let’s explore the Jetour new X-1 SUV in detail.
Jetour X-1 medium size SUV:
According to the information, the Jetour X-1 SUV comes with the self-developed “Kunlun” architecture platform, equipped with Huawei’s high-end L3 Autonomous Driving Assistance System, smart Cockpit. 3.0 and Healthy Cockpit 4.0.
Additionally, Jitu X-1 will be equipped with Cherry Kunpeng DHT hybrid system and Chery Core fuel-powered platform. Also, the four-wheel-drive version of this model has a rear-mounted single motor, which can realize 9 working modes including:
- Pure electric drive
- Extended-range mode drive
- Parallel mode drive
- Engine direct drive and more
These above mentioned modes can balance fuel consumption and power requirements in different scenarios. More information discloses that it will be launched on the market next year.
Huawei six levels of autonomous driving:
SAE International defines six levels of self-driving cars:
- L0: no automation
- L1: driver assistance
- L2: partial automation
- L3: conditional automation
- L4: high automation
- L5: full automation
Currently, the general belief in the automotive industry is that the large-scale adoption of autonomous driving at L2, L3, L4, and L5 will be achieved in 2018, 2020, 2025, and 2030, respectively. These milestones will be pushed by a mix of industrial, commercial, and social factors.