The electric vehicle brand Aito, backed by Huawei, has recently unveiled its latest offering in the Chinese market, the M9 SUV. A joint venture between Huawei and Seres, Aito is aiming to redefine the SUV segment with this new model. The M9 is a 6-seater SUV that stands out for its incorporation of advanced technology and luxury features, following the launch of the M7 SUV a few months earlier.
The Aito M9 sets itself apart with a sleek and modern design, though its body maintains a somewhat generic appearance. It boasts advanced high-tech headlights, similar to those on the Huawei Luxeed S7 sedan, using adaptive matrix LED technology. This technology is designed to improve road safety by identifying pedestrians and vehicles. Additionally, the M9 includes an integrated projector capable of projecting images up to 100 inches, effectively transforming it into a mobile cinema or open-air karaoke system.
Inside, the M9 features a luxurious cabin equipped with a laser projector and a retractable 32-inch panel, allowing passengers to enjoy a variety of multimedia content. The dashboard resembles the hyperscreen of a Mercedes, housing a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 15.6-inch central infotainment screen, and a 16-inch front passenger screen. Furthermore, each of the rear passengers has access to a tablet, and the entire system runs on Huawei’s HarmonyOS 4. The SUV also features a 25-speaker 2,080W audio system with active noise reduction technology, ensuring a premium sound experience.
Huawei's new SUV model Aito M9 is packed with technology
The layout of the Aito M9 is highly versatile, with an official gallery showing a double bed configuration. The seats are electrically controlled, enhancing the comfort and adaptability of the interior. Safety is a priority, with 27 sensors integrated into the vehicle, working in tandem with Huawei's ADS 2.0 system.
Powertrain options for the M9 include a fully electric version (BEV) and a range-extender (EREV). The BEV model features dual electric motors producing a combined power of 390kW and a 97.7kWh CATL battery pack, offering a CLTC range of 630km. The EREV variant includes a turbo-charged 1.5-liter engine and dual electric motors, delivering a combined power of 365kW and a range of up to 1,402km with a fully charged battery and full tank.
The Aito M9 is priced between 469,800 yuan ($65,725) and 569,800 yuan ($79,715) in China, with the first deliveries expected in early 2024. As of now, Aito has not announced any plans for global availability of the M9 models.