Skywell ET5 Review — The Value For Money Premium Electric SUV

In the world of electric SUVs, the Skywell ET5 offers a blend of style, comfort, and technology at an attractive price. This mid-size SUV is a good option for drivers prioritising these features without breaking the bank. Let’s see what this Chinese electric SUV  has to offer.

Skywell Brand

Skywell, a subsidiary of major Chinese electronics marque Skyworth Group, has become a key player in the electric vehicle (EV) market. With over a decade of experience in electric buses, Skywell launched its first electric car in 2020. 

They offer a range of electric vehicles including cars, buses, trucks, and even unmanned vehicles. Leveraging Skyworth’s brand recognition, Skywell is now selling its electric vehicles in various regions worldwide.

Exterior Design

The Skywell ET5’s exterior design strikes a balance between modern and conventional. It features a closed grille at the front, an EV signature, flanked by sharp and angular LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights.

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The overall silhouette leans towards a conventional SUV design, avoiding radical styling elements. This might be a plus for those who prefer a more timeless look. The ET5 boasts a long wheelbase, which translates to a spacious and comfortable interior.

Other exterior features:

  • 19-inch Dual-tone Alloy Wheels 
  • Quad-pod Headlamp Setup
  • Chrome-finished Window Line
  • Rear LED Lightbar
  • Roof Spoiler
  • All-around Body Cladding

Interior Design

The Skywell ET5 boasts a driver-centric and luxurious interior that prioritises comfort and technology. The cabin features a mix of leather for the seats and wood trim accents, creating a sophisticated and eco-conscious feel.

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The ergonomically designed seats with ample adjustability ensure a comfortable driving experience even on long journeys. The ET5 comes equipped with features like a panoramic sunroof that enhances the feeling of spaciousness, and ambient lighting that allows for customization according to preference.

Technology

Skywell has equipped the ET5 with a tech-laden cabin and loads of safety features. Here are the feature highlights:

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Electric Powertrain

The ET5 is powered by a 72kWh battery pack paired with a single electric motor at the front. It features a maximum driving range of around 450km on a single battery charge. Here are the specs:

Max Power201hp
Peak Torque320Nm
0 to 100km/h9.6 seconds
Top Speed150km/h
DrivetrainFWD
AC Charging Capacity11kW
AC Charging Time10 Hours
DC Charging Capacity80kW
DC Charging Time (20% to 80%)40 Minutes

Driving & Handling

While some electric vehicles prioritise neck-snapping acceleration, the Skywell ET5 takes a more measured approach. The SUV provides a smooth and capable driving experience that’s perfect for daily commutes and even weekend getaways.

The electric drivetrain provides a characteristically quiet and smooth driving experience. Acceleration is brisk and satisfying while handling remains responsive for confident manoeuvring in both city and highway environments.

Range & Charging

The range is an important aspect, and the ET5 impresses with a WLTP range of 450km on a single charge. This range anxiety-reducing figure should be enough for most drivers to conquer their daily errands and commutes without needing a constant top-up.

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The Skywell ET5 takes the hassle out of charging with its fast-charging capabilities. In just 40 minutes, you can juice the battery from 20% to 80%, perfect for quick top-ups during errands or road trips. Even at home, a standard outlet can fully recharge the battery overnight, making the ET5 a convenient and adaptable electric SUV.

Warranty

The Skywell ET5 offers a reassuring 8-year or 200,000-kilometer warranty on the battery. This industry-leading coverage instils confidence in long-term reliability and protects your investment. 

Additionally, with Legend Motors serving as the sole distributor in Dubai, owners have a dedicated service network to ensure their ET5 stays in top condition.

Review Verdict

The Skywell ET5 carves a niche for itself in the electric SUV market by offering a compelling blend of comfort, technology, and practicality at an attractive price point. While it might not be the most performance-oriented EV, its smooth acceleration, impressive range, and comfortable ride make it a great choice for everyday driving and even weekend getaways.

Skywell ET5 Price In The UAE

The ET5 is offered in three variants, four exterior and three interior colour options with prices starting at AED 115,000 exclusive of VAT. The price includes a 2-year service contract, free insurance, and registration for retail and individual customers only.

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