Launched in China, the Luxeed S7 electric sedan has a very low consumption of 12.4 kWh/100km and a starting price of $35,200. It takes 15 minutes to fully charge 430 km due to the 800V architecture.
The EV platform is provided by joint partner Chery Auto, which also manufactures cars under the Luxeed brand under Huawei. After Aito, it is Huawei's second automotive brand. Luxeed got his first car, a S7. It is equipped with Huawei's ADS 2.0 autonomous driving suite, which facilitates self-parking as well.
With measurements of 4971 mm in length, 1963 mm in width, 1474 mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2950 mm, it is a full-sized sedan. Huawei has packed a lot of hardware and software into the S7. The DriveOne powertrain unifies the motor, reducer, and motor control unit (MCU) on the HW side. HarmonyOS 4 and a high-level autonomous driving system make up the software.
Under Huawei's Smart Choice program, the Chinese phone manufacturer serves as both a seller and a 0.5-tier supplier. The S7 is the first model to be developed under this program. Along with Aito, Luxeed EVs will be available at Huawei flagship stores across China.
With a drag coefficient of 0.203 Cd, the S7's aerodynamics are superior to even those of the Tesla Model S. Under CLTC circumstances, the maximum range is 855 kilometers.
S7 runs on Chery's E0X platform, which also powers Exeed Exlantix ES and Exeed Exlantix ET, and supports 800V charging. In order to provide input for the Huawei ADS 2.0, it is equipped with a large number of sensors, including one lidar, three millimeter-wave radars, twelve ultrasonic radars, and eleven high-definition cameras.
With two motors and 496 horsepower, the top trim level can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. The braking distance at 100-0 km/h in the opposite direction is 33.5 meters.
The S7 is available in four trims, with the Pro starting at $35,200 USD and offering 215 kW of power with rear-wheel drive and a 62 kWh LFP battery that provides a range of 550 km CLTC. The Max trim starts at $40,800 USD and also offers 215 kW of power with rear-wheel drive, but comes with an 82 kWh M3P (NMC+LFP) battery that extends the range to 705 km CLTC. The Max+ trim, starting at $45,000 USD, features the same power and drive as the previous trims but comes with a larger 100 kWh NMC battery that increases the range to 855 km CLTC. The top-of-the-line Max RS trim starts at $49,300 USD and boasts 365 kW dual motor all-wheel drive and an 82 kWh M3P (NMC+LFP) battery for a range of 630 km CLTC. The entry-level model uses LFP chemistry for its battery while the Max+ Long Range model uses NMC ternary chemistry. All three options are provided by CATL: 62 kWh, 82 kWh, and 100 kWh. Huawei claims that the S7's battery can charge up to 215 km in just 5 minutes.
Luxeed S7 preorders have begun. on November 9 and, in less than three weeks, more than 20,000 orders were received. Benefits worth $7,800 are being offered to customers who order the car by December 31 from Huawei. This shows that the company is serious about stepping up its price war and end-of-year sales push, which began with the Aito M7 in September.