Huawei’s CEO, Richard Yu (Chengdong Yu), has unveiled an image of the inaugural sedan from Huawei’s new brand, ‘Luxeed’. This sedan is the outcome of a collaborative venture between Huawei and Chery, having previously been anticipated as part of the AITO brand. The Luxeed sedan is built upon Chery’s E0X platform and boasts an intriguing design language.
Firstly, let’s delve into the nomenclature of this sedan coupe – ‘Luxeed’. This name seems to amalgamate elements from the well-known American brand ‘Lucid’ and Chery’s high-end brand ‘Exeed’. Consequently, this naming choice raises questions as it might cause confusion among consumers. Nevertheless, let’s shift our focus to the car itself.
Dubbed as EH3, the Luxeed sedan was previously captured on camera multiple times in China. Now, we can closely examine the vehicle. It’s clear that this is the same model that was caught under camouflage, as evidenced by its distinct slim headlights and five-spoke rims. The Luxeed EH3 showcases a gently sloping bonnet line, air vents in the front bumper just beneath the headlights, and a small trapezoidal air intake. A thin LED strip connects its headlights.
The Luxeed EH3 features broad wheel arches, Brembo brakes, retractable door handles, petite side mirrors, and a roof-mounted LiDAR sensor. In terms of proportions, this is a four-door sedan with an elegant roofline, reminiscent of certain coupe-style vehicles. This styling is increasingly favored among several Chinese automakers, resembling models such as the BYD Han, Voyah Passion (Zhuiguang), and Nio ET7.
Built on Chery’s E0X platform, the Luxeed EH3 shares architecture with the upcoming Exeed Sterra ES and Exeed Sterra ET models. Its notable attributes include a CATL battery for a 700 km range, supporting 800V charging, as well as air suspension and dual-motor all-wheel drive.
Regarding its intelligent driving system, the Luxeed EH3 will come equipped with Huawei ADS 2.0. In terms of hardware, it integrates a LiDAR sensor, 11 HD cameras, 3 millimeter-wave radars, and 12 ultrasonic radars. The Huawei ADS 2.0 system can manage up to 200 km of autonomous driving without manual intervention. It also supports NCA (Navigation Cruise Assist), enabling autonomous driving in urban areas and on highways. Initially, this feature will operate in 45 Chinese cities, with plans for expansion.
Another noteworthy feature of the Luxeed EH3 is the HarmonyOS 4 system. It boasts high compatibility with Huawei phones, laptops, and more. Furthermore, it supports video games thanks to the robust Qualcomm 8295 chip. Additionally, you can link a quadcopter drone to the car, streaming video content directly to the car’s monitor. The package includes new apps, improved voice interaction, and more.
Turning back to the Luxeed EH3’s pricing, it will commence at 200,000 yuan (approximately 27,810 USD). Its official debut is projected for Q3 of this year, and there’s a possibility it will make an appearance at the Chengdu Auto Show in August.