Aito (from the world auto solely with an i for intelligence) is a Chinese language model backed by automotive producer Seres / Sokon and tech big Huawei. On December 2021 the corporate unveiled the M5 SUV in China and now its time for its market launch. The mid-size SUV is fitted with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and options the newest tech options together with Huawei’s infotainment.
Styling-wise, the Aito M5 appears to be like like an evolution of the Seres SF5 EV launched in 2019, with similar LED headlights, bonnet, and total silhouette. Nevertheless, most physique panels are redesigned, together with the entrance bumper with a big consumption. From sure angles, the mid-size SUV appears to be like like a Porsche Macan because of the comparable windowline, rear shoulders and taillights. The Aito M5 measures 4,770 mm (187.8 inches) lengthy, 1,930 mm (76 inches) large, and 1,625 mm (64 inches) tall.
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Inside, the primary focal point is the central 15.6 touchscreen incorporating the Huawei Concord OS infotainment. The tools record additionally features a 10.4-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, 128-color ambient lighting, Nappa leather-based upholstery, a 3-tank perfume system, a Huawei-sourced 1,000-Watt 19-speaker sound system, a personal headrest for the motive force with built-in audio system, and Stage 2+ ADAS. Apparently, Huawei didn’t add its newest Stage 3 ADAS to the Aito M5, not like the Jetour X-1 PHEV.
The Aito M5 is predicated on the Seres all-aluminum chassis and is available in three totally different energy outputs with 272 hp (203 kW / 276 PS), 428 hp (319 kW / 434 PS) or 496 hp (370 kW / 503 PS). The entry-level mannequin is RWD with a single electrical motor, whereas the opposite two are AWD with twin electrical motors, permitting the quickest one to speed up from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.4 seconds.
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All variants even have a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine producing 123 hp (92 kW / 125 PS) however this solely works as a range-extender for the 40 kWh battery which permits an electrical vary of 150 km (93 miles). With the fuel tank full and the battery totally charged, the mixed vary of the PHEV is over 1,100 km (684 miles), eliminating any range-anxiety points.
Pricing for the Aito M5 in China begins from ¥24.98 million ($39,524) for the RWD, ¥27.98 million ($44,271) for the AWD, and from ¥31.98 million ($50,600) for the flagship AWD.
H/T to CarNewsChina