Huawei SERES SF5 SUV Unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2021
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is ready to enter the automotive business with Chinese electric vehicle and component maker SERES. The company has unveiled its new hybrid SUV called SERES SF5 at Auto Shanghai 2021 and it will be sold via Huawei flagship store in China. The SUV comes with a well-rounded crossover appearance in terms of design and style.
Huawei SERES SF5: Styling and Dimensions
In terms of design, the SF5 sports a neat and well-proportioned crossover-esque appearance, which does not stray too far from convention. The front end features sweptback headlights, a mesh grille that is neatly integrated into the bumper, and a set of distinctive LED DRLs. From the side, you can see sharp bodylines, flush door handles and a tapering roofline. The rear side of SF5 SUV is dominated by the slim LED taillights that are connected by a full-width light strip.
Coming to its dimensions, the Huawei SERES SF5 comes in at 4700 mm long, 1930 mm wide, 1625 mm tall and it has a 2875 mm long wheelbase. This roughly puts it in the same size bracket as the VW Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq.
Huawei SERES SF5: Interior and Features
On the interior side, the dashboard sports a minimalist design with the massive portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment taking centre stage, just like we have seen in Tesla cars. The Huawei SERES SF5’s interiors also feature wood inserts, metallic accents and leather decor to give it a premium look. Other features in the SF5 SUV include a digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated seats, a seat massager, and an eleven-speaker audio system. The Huawei SERES have also equipped the new SUV with L2 plus automatic assisted driving, with features like adaptive cruise control, low-speed traffic assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, and more.
Huawei SERES SF5: Engine and Performance
The Huawei SERES SF5 is powered by a 1.5-L, 4-cylinder petrol engine to develop power for the battery pack. The battery in turn powers the two electric motors in the top-spec model that generates a combined 551hp and 820Nm.
The company claims that the new SF5 SUV can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 4.68 seconds and delivers an all-electric range of 180 kms. while petrol engine gives a range of over 1000 kms.
Huawei is not the only major smartphone-making company to check out their hand at the automotive market. There are other tech providers like Apple that is working on an EV internally recognized as Job Titan, that could debut as early as 2024. In a lesser degree, Xiaomi the smartphone maker also collaborated with Bestune to make a special edition Xiaomi Bestune T77.