Alibaba has officially launched their first connected car in collaboration with Chinese automaker SAIC. It’s the fruit of a two-year long relationship backed by a joint investment of $160 million USD.

The RX5, a sport utility vehicle, is now available for pre-order through Tmall at 148,800 yuan ($22,000 USD), with the earliest models expected to ship in August, according to a blog post by the internet giant.

The car’s system is built on Alibaba’s on YunOS operating system, which has already been rolled out on other connected devices including smartphones and tablets.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com