Xiaomi, renowned for its innovative smartphones, has taken a bold leap into the electric vehicle (EV) realm with the Xiaomi SU7 sedan. Recently applying for a sales license in China, this EV promises a fusion of advanced technology and sleek design. Let’s delve into the key details revealed about Xiaomi’s inaugural electric venture.
The Xiaomi SU7, previously known by the codename MS11, is set to redefine the electric sedan landscape in China. The car, with dimensions measuring 4997/1963/1455 mm and a 3000 mm wheelbase, introduces versatility with two wheel options: 19″ and 20″. Notably, Xiaomi offers versions with and without lidar, a technology integrated behind the front windshield.
SU7 Design and Recognition Features:
Observing the pictures, a camera on the B pillar hints at a potential face recognition unlocking function, adding a layer of personalized security to the Xiaomi SU7.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi SU7 offers two powertrain options: a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) variant equipped with a 220 kW motor and an all-wheel-drive (AWD) variant boasting a maximum power of 495 kW (220 kW + 275 kW). The battery packs, sourced from BYD and CATL, cater to different trim levels.
The curb weight varies between trims, ranging from 1,980 kg to 2,205 kg, influencing top speeds of 210 km/h and 265 km/h, respectively. Notably, the top trim model boasts a significant speed limit, indicative of its high-performance capabilities.
Trim Levels and Technological Integration:
MIIT filings reveal three versions: – SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max, with some trims featuring an active rear wing. The electric motor model TZ220XS000, crafted by United Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd., incorporates an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) function, enabling seamless toll payment on the go.
In-Car System and Operating Platform: The Xiaomi SU7’s in-car system will be powered by Xiaomi’s proprietary HyperOS, showcasing the integration of their in-house-developed operating system for both smartphones and cars.
Production and Release Timeline:
Anticipated to commence mass production in December 2023, with deliveries scheduled to start in February 2024, the Xiaomi SU7 is set to make a significant impact in the EV market.
Factory Insights: Produced in collaboration with Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd (BAIC), the SU7 undergoes trial production at the BAIC Off-road Vehicle Co. factory in Beijing. Interestingly, BAIC’s involvement extends to manufacturing Mercedes-Benz cars in China, highlighting their diverse automotive contributions.
Xiaomi’s foray into the electric vehicle domain demonstrates its commitment to technological evolution. With the SU7 poised to offer a blend of performance, innovation, and style, Xiaomi’s entry into the EV race is a compelling narrative to watch unfold.