Huawei SERES SF5 SUV unveiled

    The SF5 hybrid SUV has been built by smartphone giant Huawei in partnership with SERES.

    Published On Apr 25, 2021 09:00:00 AM


    The Huawei SERES SF5 is a new hybrid SUV that has been developed by Huawei - the Chinese smartphone maker, in conjunction with SERES – the electric car and component manufacturer. The two companies announced the partnership at the Shanghai Auto show, and also stated that the SF5 SUV will be sold via Huawei flagship stores across China.

    • Its hybrid system uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine to power the battery
    • The electric motors produce a combined 551hp and 820Nm
    • It has a range of 180km on battery power and 1000km+ on hybrid power

    Huawei SERES SF5: styling and dimensions

    In terms of design, the SF5 sports a neat and well-proportioned crossover-esque look, which does not stray too far from convention. Up front, it features sweptback headlights, a mesh grille which is neatly integrated into the bumper, and a set of distinctive LED DRLs. From the side you can see neat bodylines, flush door handles and a tapering roofline. The rear is dominated by the slim LED taillights that are connected by a full width light strip.

    Coming to its size, the SF5 comes in at 4,700mm long, 1,930mm wide, 1,625mm tall and it has a 2,875mm long wheelbase. This roughly puts it in the same size bracket as the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq.

    Huawei SERES SF5: interiors and features

    On the inside, the dashboard sports a minimalist design with the massive portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment (reminiscent of Tesla’s screens) taking centre stage. The SF5’s interiors also feature wood inserts, metallic accents and leather upholstery to give it an upmarket look.

    Other features in the SF5 include a digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated seats, seat massager, and an 11-speaker audio system to name a few. Huawei SERES have also equipped the SF5 with L2+ automatic assisted driving, with features like adaptive cruise control, low-speed traffic assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane centring and more.

    Huawei SERES SF5: powertrain

    The Huawei SERES SF5 uses a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine to generate power for the battery pack. The battery in turn powers the two electric motors in the top-spec model that produce a combined 551hp and 820Nm. In this setup, the SF5 can do the 0-100kph sprint in 4.68 seconds.

    Interestingly, the SF5 can drive on electric power alone for 180km and with the petrol engine in use, it can travel over 1000km, as per the New European Driving Cycle Test.

    Huawei SERES automobile rivals

    Huawei is not the only major telecom company to try their hand at the automotive market. There are other tech companies like Apple that is working on an electric car, internally known as Project 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.

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