The expected delivery time for Seres SF5 vehicles sold in 's channels remains unchanged and will still be delivered in bulk in May, quoted a Huawei source as saying Friday.

The Guangzhou Daily reported earlier today that orders for the Seres SF5 are currently high and delivery could be delayed, with orders placed at the end of April probably having to wait until the end of June for delivery.

Previously the brand's official statement was that the model's delivery time was about 5-6 weeks, but the final date is subject to notification from the delivery consultant.'s report cited a Huawei source as saying that the car is indeed being pre-ordered in relatively large numbers and that its production capacity is being expanded at an accelerated pace. However, the source did not disclose the exact amount of pre-orders.

In late April, Richard Yu, Huawei's managing director and CEO of its consumer business, announced that it would start selling cars in its flagship stores, with the first model being Chongqing Sokon's Seres SF5.

Huawei has more than 5,000 high-end experience stores, far more than BMW, Mercedes-Benz, , and the new car makers, Yu said.

"It's a huge advantage for us to cover every important city in China," he claims.

The Seres SF5 is a hybrid car with extended-range technology similar to 's Li ONE. It is available in two versions, with a 4WD version priced at RMB 246,800 ($38,000) and a 2WD version priced at RMB 216,800.

Huawei provides the 4WD version of the model with its self-developed HUAWEI DriveONE electric drive system, HUAWEI HiCar, and HUAWEI Sound.

The 2WD version of the model is equipped with Seres' electric drive system, but also has HUAWEI HiCar and HUAWEI Sound.

Orders for this model exceeded 3,000 units within two days of opening for sale in Huawei's channel, and 6,000 units in the first week. In comparison, Chongqing Sokon's new energy vehicle sales in the first three months of this year were 1,275, 529 and 2,815 units respectively.

Deliveries of first model sold by Huawei may be delayed due to overwhelming orders