Unlike previous Chinese products, the Aiways U5 does not disappoint in terms of interior plastics and finish. It even stands comparison with the VW ID.4, which has lowered the standard somewhat for cost reasons.
The electric motor may not be the quietest, but its Star Wars soundtrack never becomes disturbing. The spacey cabin feeling is reinforced by the flattened steering wheel, both at the bottom and the top, which reminds of that of a game console. Ergonomically, it’s not ideal: the top edge masks part of the digital instrument panel.
The latter looks rather simplistic, in contrast to the floating central touch screen for the infotainment. A built-in navigation system is not available. Most people today have a smartphone with Google Maps, Waze, and other apps to guide them to their destination, according to the importer.