Huawei already has two hybrid vehicles, the Aito M5 and M7, and today the company introduced its first electric vehicle, the AITO M5 EV. Already by the name it is clear that the novelty is a purely electric version of the hybrid. In terms of design, there is no difference between a hybrid and an electric car, but the characteristics are, of course, different.
Aito M5 EV in the base version is priced at $41,585. This is a 2-wheel drive version with a range of 620 km (according to the CLTC measurement methodology) and acceleration to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The top variant is slightly more expensive at $46,100. There is already all-wheel drive (power plant power – 496 hp), acceleration to 100 km / h in 4.5 s and a cruising range of 552 km. The capacity of the traction battery in both cases is 80 kWh.
Aito M5 EV received an all-aluminum body and independent suspension: double-lever front and multi-link rear. There is also proprietary technology for dynamic torque distribution, which works in tandem with an automatic recognition of road conditions. The weight distribution along the axes is 50:50. All this speaks in favor of the fact that the control of the Aito M5 EV will be easy, understandable and predictable. By the way, there should be no problems with braking either: according to official data, the braking distance of the Aito M5 EV at a speed of 100 km / h is only 35.3 m.
The developers did a good job not only on the driving performance of the car, but also on aerodynamics: there are handles hidden in the body, a short spoiler over the trunk lid and 20-inch aerodynamic wheels. This, as well as careful study of body contours, made it possible to reduce the drag coefficient to 0.266 Cd. It is less than that of the Mercedes-Benz EQC and BMW iX3 (0.29 Cd in both cases).
Since Aito M5 EV is a full-fledged electric car with a traction battery in the base, it turned out to be quite spacious: with dimensions of 4785 x 1930 x 1620 mm, the wheelbase is an impressive 2880 mm. Curb weight – 2235 or 2350 kg, depending on the version. Trunks – two. One with a volume of 80 liters under the hood, the other behind is a full-fledged one.
The infotainment system of the car runs on proprietary HarmonyOS 3.0. In terms of software, the Aito M5 EV can give premium cars a head start. Of the additional amenities, there are two (!) 40-watt wireless chargers, three wired chargers that deliver 66 watts of power, and another one that delivers 18 watts. There is a large media system screen in the center of the front panel, and a projection screen, and a panoramic cover. There are so many options in the Aito M5 EV that even BMW owners can envy.
Deliveries of Aito M5 EV to customers will begin this year, mass test drives in China will open on September 24th. Given the price-performance ratio, there is no doubt that Huawei with its Aito M5 EV will bite off a piece of the pie for Tesla and other automakers. The great public interest in the new product is evidenced by the fact that today, in just a few hours, 30,000 pre-orders were issued for the car.
With the release of the Aito M5 EV, Huawei has become a full-fledged competitor to Tesla – both sell electric cars. Soon, the shelf of IT companies engaged in the production of electric vehicles will become larger: next year, Xiaomi should present its “train”. There are also rumors that Apple has stepped up work on its electric car.
Many car owners change brands when buying new cars. Toyota, Ford and others remain the leaders in user loyalty, according to JD Power
The auto industry in the United States is slowly returning to pre-pandemic inventory and sales levels, which is influencing consumer behavior when it comes to brand loyalty.
JD Power’s latest brand loyalty study shows that more car shoppers are now choosing variety over enduring brand loyalty.
The shift in loyalty has been fueled by the ongoing impact of supply chain disruptions, which have limited vehicle choice and forced owners to hold on to their vehicles for long periods of time. Some of these issues have now been resolved, opening up more options for customers. Despite the trend away from brand loyalty, the study also shows that some automakers have managed to maintain a strong customer base.
In the premium segment, Porsche ranks first among premium car owners for the second year in a row, with an impressive loyalty rate of 56.8%. Mercedes-Benz comes in second, not far behind, with a loyalty level of 50.5%. Meanwhile, Volvo tops the rankings in the premium SUV segment with the highest loyalty rate of 56.5%. BMW comes in second with 56.1%.
Just like last year, Toyota is becoming the leader among mass market car owners with a loyalty rate of 60.0%. In second position is Honda (55%). Subaru retains last year’s crown in the mass-market SUV segment with a 61.1% loyalty rate. On the other hand, Ford continues to dominate the pickup truck segment for the second year in a row with a 64.6% loyalty rate.
“As vehicle availability has increased and there is more choice in the market for consumers, loyalty among brands overall has declined this year. Additionally, owners were tied to their vehicles longer than usual due to ongoing supply chain disruptions and, as a result, were more likely to experience issues with their vehicles,” explains Tyson Jominy, vice president of data and analytics. JD Power.
The JD Power Brand Loyalty Study uses data from the Power Information Network to assess whether vehicle owners stick with the same brand when trading in an existing vehicle for a new one.
Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport unveiled – a $1 million sports car that’s not allowed on the road
Porsche has announced a new version of the iconic sports car – the Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport. It is already clear that it is based on the track Porsche 911 GT3 R, but the Rennsport version has been significantly improved. The large wing catches your eye: it’s not small even in the original, but in Rennsport a lower horizontal bar has appeared, and the vertical bars are no longer at all “thin legs”, like on a regular GT3 R.
Only the hood and roof remain of the GT3 R’s body panels; everything else is made of carbon fiber. The wheels are new – 18 inches in size from the BBS company.
The engine was also modified: the 4.2-liter boxer unit received new pistons and camshafts, as well as new firmware. As a result, the power is 620 hp. – 55 hp more than the GT3 R. The car can be filled with both regular gasoline and synthetic fuel. The engine is paired with a 6-speed sequential gearbox, and the drive is rear-wheel drive.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport cannot be driven on public roads (this is, in fact, indicated by the word rennsport – the version was created for the track and racing). There is only one sport bucket seat with 6-point safety belts. A roll cage provides additional protection in the event of a rollover. The main display received different graphics, and additional screens appeared at the pillars, which display images from the rear view cameras (they are installed instead of traditional mirrors).
A total of 77 examples of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport will be produced, the price of each just starting at $1.046 million.
Volkswagen and Audi production saved: global IT failure resolved
The problems in the IT systems of the German automaker Volkswagen have been resolved, and production at the company’s factories in Germany is resuming. This was reported by the Bild newspaper with reference to a representative of the automaker.
“The IT infrastructure problems on the Volkswagen network were resolved overnight and the network is operating reliably again,” a Volkswagen spokesman said on Thursday, September 28.
The global production network is up and running, affected factories are back online and production should proceed as planned. Individual systems may still be unstable during the transition phase. Volkswagen found no indication that external influences caused the failure.
Earlier it became known that an IT failure affected most of the Volkswagen group. A significant part of IT systems and production was affected. In some cases, conveyors stopped and email did not work. The problem also affected other brands of the group, including Audi.
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