In the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles (EVs), Huawei’s Aito M9 is generating quite the buzz. With its official debut on the horizon this quarter, the Aito M9 is poised to challenge established luxury competitors like Mercedes, Nio, and Range Rover. Spy photos of the sleek SUV have recently surfaced, offering a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come.
One look at the Aito M9, and it’s clear that simplicity and purity are at the heart of its design philosophy. The exterior boasts a modern, penetrating light design that seamlessly integrates headlights and aerodynamic air curtain intakes. This SUV is no shrinking violet, measuring a robust 5,230 mm by 1,999 mm by 1,800 mm, with an expansive 3,110 mm wheelbase that promises a roomy interior for both passengers and cargo.
The rear of the Aito M9 embraces a more rounded and streamlined design, with the AITO logo proudly perched atop the penetrating taillights. This symmetry in design underscores Huawei’s meticulous attention to detail, marrying aesthetics with functionality.
Inside, the Aito M9 is a tech aficionado’s dream come true. It features Huawei’s cutting-edge HarmonyOS 4.0 cockpit, complete with a triple-screen setup and Huawei’s in-car entertainment system, AI Intelligent Crystal. For the first time, Huawei introduces its digital assistant Xiaoyi, ensuring a seamless and interactive user experience. And yes, the much-acclaimed Huawei Sound remains an integral part of the package.
But the Aito M9 isn’t just about style and tech—it’s about adaptability. This versatile SUV offers six equally comfortable seats, all motorized and configurable to accommodate 3, 4, 5, or 6 passengers, depending on your needs.
Now, let’s talk powertrains. The Aito M9 comes in two flavors: electric vehicle (EV) and range extender (EREV). The pure electric model boasts a four-wheel drive with a robust 160 kW front and an impressive 230 kW rear drive motor, courtesy of the Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL). Meanwhile, the extended-range model adds a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine generating 112 kW, serving as a generator. It offers a dual-motor setup with 165 kW at the front and a formidable 200 kW at the rear.
The Aito M9 kicked off pre-sales in April, with prices ranging from RMB 500,000 to RMB 600,000 (approximately €63,900 to €77,100). The fact that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) included the M9 in its catalog of approved vehicles for sale in China suggests that the official launch is just around the corner.
As the Aito M9 revs up for its grand entrance, the luxury car landscape may never be the same. Brace yourselves for a new contender in the EV arena, courtesy of tech giant Huawei.