With the introduction of the Luxeed S7, Chery and Huawei have formally joined the electric vehicle (EV) industry. This electric car, which is already up for pre-sale in China, intends to make a big impression by taking on well-known rivals like the BYD Han EV and the Neta S. With a starting price of RMB 258,000 (about €33,100), the Luxeed S7 represents a major development in the EV industry.
Huawei's technological strength and Chery's automotive competence came together to create the Luxeed S7. This alliance represents an industrial fusion and illustrates how cross-industry partnerships will be essential to future breakthroughs in the automobile sector.
The Luxeed S7 shares Chery's E0X architecture, which powers models such as the Exeed Exlantix ES and Exlantix ET, under its svelte shell. This platform has a cutting-edge self-driving technology and offers 800V charging.
With dimensions of 4,971 mm in length, 1,963 mm in width, 1,474 mm in height, and 2,950 mm in wheelbase, the Luxeed S7 presents itself as a high-end sedan. Its length places it between the Mercedes EQE and the recently released BMW i5, with a little shorter wheelbase.
With its sloping roofline for improved aerodynamics, retractable door handles, small headlights, and a unique LED strip, the Luxeed S7's design is influenced by that of its cousin, the Aito M9 SUV. Its worldwide ambitions are hinted at by the single taillight unit and Luxeed writing on the back.
The Luxeed S7's interior combines elegance and technology. The cockpit is equipped with a big floating touchscreen running Huawei's HarmonyOS 4, a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, and a tiny oval-shaped steering wheel. Wireless charging stations, a secret room, and a large panoramic roof are among the extra features.
The Luxeed S7 is a very capable vehicle. Its base model has a single electric motor that generates 292 horsepower, while its AWD version has two motors that together provide 496 horsepower. In under 3.3 seconds, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h. Although specifics about the batteries are yet unknown, it is known that the long-range variant uses an M3P battery from CATL, while the standard model uses an LFP pack.
The Luxeed S7 meets a range of demands and tastes with its four trim levels: Pro, Max, Max+, and Max RS. With a price tag of RMB 358,000 (about €45,700), the top-of-the-line Max RS AWD model stands out in the premium EV market because to its exceptional performance and 630 km of range.