The Huawei AITO M5 was launched in December last year as the very first to feature a HarmonyOS-powered cockpit, followed by a price reveal this year on February 26th. And starting March 5th, Huawei has started delivering the EV to their new owners after holding a launch ceremony on the same day.
Dozens of units of the AITO M5 were spotted parked on the site and an image officially shared by AITO’s Weibo (via IT Home) shows them lined up in front of what appears to be the production line or perhaps one of the company’s showrooms.
The retail pricing of the AITO M5 in China after applying subsidies has been given below:
- The standard version of the rear-wheel-drive starts from 249,800 Yuan (around $39,535)
- The four-wheel-drive performance version starts from 279,800 Yuan (around $44,284)
- The four-wheel-drive flagship version costs 319,800 Yuan (around $50,614)
The AITO M5 has been developed jointly by Huawei and Seres. The latter is an electric vehicle and component manufacturer headquartered in California. The car’s electric drive system and smart cockpit are all provided by Huawei and the company also made major contributions to its “industrial design.”
An incredible range of 1,000km on a single full charge is promised but the car also uses a 1.5T four-cylinder “range extender” engine. On the software end, you get a smart cockpit, HarmonyOS vehicle system, and DriveOne three-electric system provided by Huawei.
The Huawei AITO M5 looks to be a China-exclusive with no global launch plans as of now but it wouldn’t be unsafe to assume that the company may be planning on expanding to global markets soon too.