New Aito M5 SUV pre-sales started in China

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On April 17, Aito opened its new M5 SUV for pre-sales, available in EV and EREV versions. The official launch will occur on April 23. At this time, the configuration specifications of the new Aito M5 have not yet been revealed by Aito, but the upgrade is likely to be around intelligent driving.

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So far, a Weibo blogger shared that the new Aito M5 has received more than 6,000 pre-sales orders within the first day of opening.

The Aito M5 was the brand’s first model, launched in 2022. The new car added a new red exterior color, in addition to black and gray. Consumers can choose from three different models: EREV Max RS, EREV Max, and EV Max.

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Based on information previously announced by the Chinese MIIT, the new Aito M5 has also added blackened logos and sports kits, including blackened five-spoke rims with red calipers.

Judging from the spy shots, the overall appearance of the new Aito M5 continues the style of the current model with split LED headlights, hidden door handles, and a watchtower lidar on the roof.

For reference, the current Aito M5 measures 4770/1930/1625 mm, and the wheelbase is 2880 mm, available in EREV and EV versions. The CLTC comprehensive range is up to 1,425 km while the CLTC pure electric range is up to 255 km.

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In March, 395 units of the Aito M5 were sold, according to the China Passenger Car Association, accounting for 1.62% of Aito’s sales, and ranking 202nd in SUV sales, dropping by 86 places from February. In addition, the Aito M5 March sales dropped 82.77% year-on-year and 56.4% month-on-month. Furthermore, in the SUV segment, Aito M5’s market share in March dropped by 0.27% year-on-year. From January to March 2024, the cumulative sales reached 2,158 units, a year-on-year decrease of 93.59%, ranking 162nd in SUV sales.

Source: 16888, Weibo, Aito, ITHome

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