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Huawei has announced that it has received 100,000 firm orders for its Aito M7 SUV, two and a half months after it began accepting orders.
Aito is a new brand of Huawei electric vehicles produced by Seres. Seres is a brand of state-owned Dongfeng, and the Aito M7 is assembled at the Chongqing plant, which went into operation in July 2022. The plant's annual production capacity is 150,000 units, and the M7's production capacity is currently around 700 units per day.
Customers who want to order the M7 pay a non-refundable deposit on the Aito website and receive the rest upon delivery. The M7 reached the 100K orders mark just 12 days after it received 90K orders on November 15th.
The model is presented in five modifications. In addition to the discount, buyers receive $1,650 toward the purchase of additional interior and exterior equipment. Buyers can also choose between a Technology Package, 21-inch wheels, additional equipment and a complimentary NCA Autopilot system. Early buyers were offered $4,500 in incentives, followed by a free suite of Huawei ADAS driver assistance systems, free one-year insurance, free charging for a full year, and other perks.
The Aito M7 is in the same niche as the Toyota Highlander. This is a large crossover with dimensions of 5020 x 1945 x 1760 mm and a wheelbase of 2820 mm (the length and wheelbase of the Highlander are 5014 and 2850 mm).
Power is provided by a hybrid system based on a 1.5 liter engine and an electric motor manufactured by Huawei. The all-wheel drive version with a single electric motor on the rear axle produces 200 kW and 360 Nm, while the two motors in the all-wheel drive version produce 330 kW and 660 Nm. The range reaches 240 km on electricity and 1300 km with a full tank of gasoline.