Luxeed, a joint venture between Chery Automobile and Huawei, is gearing up to unveil its inaugural production model, the S7, in late November. Although specific pricing and feature details are still under wraps, Richard Yu Chengdong, the head of Huawei's car unit, has expressed confidence in the S7's ability to outshine Tesla's Model S in multiple aspects.
The foundation of the Luxeed S7 will be the Chery E0X platform, and it is expected to be equipped with a dual electric motor setup. This strategic partnership between two industry giants, Chery and Huawei, has raised high expectations within the electric vehicle (EV) market.
Gao Shen, an analyst based in Shanghai, noted the significance of Luxeed in the EV landscape: “Chery is an automotive powerhouse and Huawei's strongest partner in developing smart cars so far. High hopes have been pinned on Luxeed because of the marriage between Huawei's technological clout and Chery's manufacturing heft.”
This venture also marks Huawei's continued expansion into the automotive sector. Besides Luxeed, Huawei is already selling vehicles under the Aito brand, formed in partnership with Seres. Additionally, the tech giant is supplying LiDAR sensors, chips, and more to other car manufacturers, including Arcfox and Avatar Technology, as reported by South China Morning Post.
Luxeed's S7 is set to debut with Huawei's new HarmonyOS 4 software, offering a plethora of connectivity features. Leveraging Chery's E0X architecture, it is expected to feature a battery pack sourced from CATL, providing an impressive range of up to 435 miles (700 km). Notably, the S7 will incorporate Huawei's latest ADS 2.0 intelligent driving system, complete with a roof-mounted LiDAR, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 11 high-definition cameras, and 3 millimeter-wave radars.
As the EV market continues to evolve and expand, Luxeed's entry promises to add a formidable contender to the field, challenging Tesla's dominance and pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology.