Pakistan’s Prince DFSK revealed on its official Facebook page on Wednesday that the country would soon be getting a new SUV codeveloped by DFSK and Huawei.
According to the post, the SUV under discussion is SERES Huawei SF5.
SERES (formerly called SF Motors) is an electric vehicle and component manufacturer headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company, which is a subsidiary of Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, has established several R&D facilities and is in the process of designing and producing a U.S.-based, electric vehicle line.
Chongqing Sokon Industry Group is the parent company for DFSK, SERES, Chongqing Automobile Parts Company Limited.
Huawei and SERES their partnership at the ongoing Shanghai Auto show and announced that the SF5 SUV will be retailed via the flagship stores of the company across China.
A work of art from inside & out 🚘. Head over to #Huawei’s booth at the #AutoShanghai2021 to take a closer look at this beauty. #ARCFOX #AutomotiveDriveSolution pic.twitter.com/hCAI9YSayz— Huawei (@Huawei) April 20, 2021
According to the post, “The SERES Huawei Smart Selection SF5 is powered by two electric motors, one per axle, and a four-cylinder petrol engine on the front axle.”
The post further read, “Huawei developed the electric motors (Huawei DriveOne), the operating system for the infotainment system Huawei HiCar and the sound system. The internal combustion engine, chassis hardware and body come from SERES. The vehicle has a range of 1000KM.”
The SUV is fixed with a 1.5-liter petrol engine and an electric motor that churns out a fused power of 551hp and a peak torque of 820Nm.
It is worth mentioning that the electric motors alone have a range of 180 km while coupled with the engine, and the SF5 has a combined range of over 1000 km which may vary depending on how the vehicle is driven.
From the design perspective, the SUV features an elegant appearance with a bumper integrated mesh grille, sweptback design headlamps, and a set of unique LED DRLs. Huawei’s hybrid SUV on the rear features slim LED taillights that are combined by a full-width light strip.
According to the company, the SUV does 0-100 KMh in under 4.68 seconds, which is amazingly fast.
According to News24, the car in the international market comes equipped with a HiCar system which allows users to connect their mobile apps to the vehicle’s control panel. The SF5 has a Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) rescue rechange mode which can provide emergency charge to a stranded vehicle. The Vehicle-to-Load feature can be used for amenities like camping among others.
The international model is equipped with Level 2+ assisted driving and traffic congestion assistance, along with full speed domain adaptive cruise control.
The car is fixed also with low-speed traffic assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, among other features.
The car comes with advanced infotainment features including massive portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment, a digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated seats, a seat massager, a premium 11-speaker audio system to name a few.
In China, the price of Huawei’s Electric SF5 starts from 278,000 Yuan (PKR 6.65 million) and goes up to 458,000 Yuan (PKR 10.95 million), which is huge money for a compact crossover SUV. If the case is same for Pakistan, the car would attract a small proportion of the population.