Aiways starts taking orders for U5 all-electric SUV

Aiways has started taking online orders for its U5 all-electric SUV. German customers can now order a U5 from the Aiways website, and become among the first in Europe to own an all-electric 410km range SUV from Aiways.

By visiting Aiways’ new European website, EV buyers can discover everything they need to know about the U5 and configure a vehicle to suit their needs. The SUV will be delivered to German customers by Aiways trade partner Euronics at selected locations.

“Aiways is now one step closer to becoming the first Chinese startup to make EVs available to European consumers”, commented Alexander Klose, Executive VP Overseas Operation at Aiways. “We are making eco-mobility a viable option for all European drivers, and part of that is making sure our online sales model streamlines the customer journey. With just a few clicks, German customers can easily spec their new U5.”

The Aiways U5 all-electric SUV is available in two trim levels; Standard and Premium. The Standard version of the Aiways U5 is priced at €37,990 in Germany (including 16% VAT until 31st December 2020 plus transfer costs) before application of the government’s environmental bonus.

Available in Glacier White and Aubergine, the entry-level version of the U5 offers generous equipment levels as standard. LED daytime running lights and heated electric exterior mirrors are included, while inside the U5 boasts a 12.3" Centro touch screen to keep drivers connected at all times. Motorists can also enjoy a three-spoke sporty steering wheel, contrast fabric stitching details on door interiors and AUTO dual-zone air conditioning.

The Premium version of the U5 is available with a pre-incentive price of €40,990 (including 16% VAT plus transfer costs). The Premium model offers the additional exterior colour electric blue, with the option of a black or cream white leather interior. The premium level model will have 19" two-tone machined alloy wheels and will come with a panoramic sunroof and sunshade. It will also feature wireless phone charging capabilities (starting November), an electric tailgate with foot sensor and front parking radar.

With a 410km range (WLTP) from its DC fast-charging compatible 63kWh battery, the Aiways U5 offers the best price-to-range ratio in the European all-electric SUV market.

For four weeks, Aiways toured Germany as part of an advance sales tour stopping at 30 Euronics locations. The tour was well attended by interested buyers - test drives were immediately fully booked at all locations and the first sales contracts were made.

Aiways plans to start taking online orders for its U5 all-electric SUV from other European countries, such as France and Switzerland, later this year.

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AIWAYS is a maker of smart electric car, based in Shanghai. AIWAYS' two core technologies are electric drive and artificial intelligence. It covers the three major areas of travel services, automobile retail, and energy operation.

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    Shanghai, China
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    Fu Qiang, Gu Feng
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