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June 3, 2024

Seres Officially Launches In The Philippines


QSJ Motors Philippines officially launched the Seres brand in the local market. Starting with a three-vehicle-line-up, the Chinese brand will officially start retail sales by September with an experience center facility and a 3S showroom to follow thereafter.

The name is derived from the Ancient Greek word “Σῆρες” which means “China,” a signal of the brand’s aspirations to bridge the East and West, just like the Silk Road.

Seres Auto, formerly known as SF Motors, was established in 2016 in Santa Clara, California as a manufacturer of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs). Since then, it has opened three development and design centers worldwide—one in California, one in Michigan, and one in Chongqing in China.

Seres Auto is part of the larger Seres Group which was established in 1986 as a manufacturer of automotive and household appliance components.


Boasting of a workforce of more than 20,000, Seres has built its reputation on advanced e-powertrain technologies including battery systems (in cooperation with battery maker CATL), electric drives, and electric controls. It has established partnerships with the likes of Huawei to implement cutting-edge technologies to its vehicles.

Seres’ MF Platform, for example, is a highly flexible vehicle architecture that underpins its vehicles. Not only does it deliver industry-leading safety performance, but it allows Seres to roll out a diverse mix of powertrain, chassis, and software technologies across their entire line-up.

Under its partnership with QSJ Motors Philippines, Seres is offering the Seres 5, Series 5 SF, and the Seres 7.


The Seres 5 is a mid-size 5-seater range-extended electric vehicle powered either by a single or dual electric motors. In the rear-wheel drive version (Comfort), it puts out 266 horsepower and 354 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, in the all-wheel drive version (Premium), this goes up to 487 horsepower and 664 Nm. In both cases, a 40-kWh ternary lithium battery helps it cover 158 to 184 kilometers (NEDC standard) before having the 1.5-liter turbo gasoline generator kick in for a range of up to 1,250 kilometers. Alternatively, it can be plugged in via AC or DC fast charging.


Then, there’s the Seres 5 SF (Saker Falcon). Based on the Seres 5 EV, the Saker Falcon dons unique styling elements that sets it apart. The limited edition Seres 5 SF comes only in one variant and here, the dual motor setup is good for a combined 584 horsepower and 940 Nm of torque. The 90-kWh lithium iron phosphate battery allows up to 530 kilometers (WLTP standard) of range. 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.7 seconds, while top speed is pegged at 220 km/h.


Finally, there’s the Seres 7 large three-row SUV. Like the Seres 5, this one is a range-extended electric vehicle. Measuring at over 5 meters in length (wheelbase is 2,820 mm), it’s offered in rear- and all-wheel drive configurations. The rear-wheel drive (Comfort) variant puts out 266 horsepower and 354 Nm, while the all-wheel drive (Premium) makes 439 horsepower and 654 Nm. The same 40-kWh battery allows for anywhere between 162 to 166 kilometers of range. Once the 1.5-liter turbo kicks in, it bumps up the range to 1,200 kilometers.

Seres’ flagship showroom will open along Quezon Avenue by 2025. Before that, an offsite experience center (test drive facility) will open on the ground floor of the Primex Tower along EDSA by the third quarter of 2024.

For more information about Seres, contact them at: +63 917-81-SERES (73737).

12 comments:

  1. Ginagawa tayong tapunan ng EVs from china due to overproduction. As most of these EVs were subsidized by the chinese government, they really need to dispose these units.

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    1. Yeah due to over production by too many china EV manufacturers. china made EV's were rotting in european ports(no one's buying, ex.GWM close its headquarters in EU). They dumped it below manufacturing cost all over the world, but here in ph dealers price china EV'S astronomicaly. Helow wuling???

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    2. Actually, Seres is one of the highly reputable NEV brands in China right now. In China, it is marketed as AITO (Adding Intelligence to Auto), and Seres is actually just the manufacturer, Huawei is their partner and is actually the one that developed the design and the technology of the car. In China, AITO is being sold on Huawei experience stores, and is known for it's highly intelligent self-driving capabilities and advanced OS features.

      The local distributor did not mention (and market) this because globally, they are pushing for the Seres brand due to politics with the "Huawei" brand. They currently have 3 models, M5, M7 and M9. They are only launching the M5 and M7 because the M9 is always out of stock and has a long waiting time in China. So no, these models are not being dumped on us, they are actually high quality EVs and EREVs. Why do I know this? Because I've been researching on Chinese EVs for months now and have shortlisted the M9 as one of my personal choices. Look up the brand in youtube especially the M9 model and you'll see.

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  2. EVs are good for the warranty period. After that you will definitely dispose the unit due to very expensive battery replacement costing around 900k pesos. And what if the electric motor damaged? How can you overhaul the unit? It's a Scam investment.

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    1. Cars are never an investment, unless you use it for business in which it will generate income for you. For personal use, cars are for convenience, therefore expenses.

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  3. Great to see Seres PHEV and EV vehicles are now available in the Philippine market
    Seres is a privately owned car manufacturer in China owned by Sokon Group
    QSJ Motors is the Philippine distributor of Seres and DFSK EVs in the Philippine market..Their showroom is at Grace Park in Caloocan where the DFSK Candy mini EV and Seres vehicles are displayed.

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    1. Technically Seres does not sell PHEVs, it's called an EREV or Extended Range Electric Vehicle. The difference is that once the car battery runs low, the 1.5 liter engine kicks in to act as a "generator" and charges the battery, the engine does not in any way propel the car. It is still the motors that propel the car, thus you still get the full power and instant torque of an EV (motors) at all time but get the range of a hybrid car. The emissions are much lower, because as you rev the car, the motors are the ones working, while the generator runs in constant power serving only as a power generator or battery charger.

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  4. if the plan is to put just 1 dealerships, they better not come. It would be just a futile experiment, car buyers of seres will soon be orphaned. Better to buy MG EV or BYD, has lots of dealerships and surely here to stay.

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    1. Nope, the only ones who will be orphaned here are the buyers of MG and BYD. The Seres lineup is here to stay and better buy the fully loaded Seres 7 EREV anyway.

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    2. Hahaha Seres will become the next Weltmeister , nawala bigla na parang bula...

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  5. Seres sounds exactly like Ceres the juice brand.

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  6. tambakan Ali na ang pinas ng mga dekuryenteng kutse

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