Xiaomi’s inaugural electric vehicle, the SU7 sedan, has been unveiled through Chinese government filings, targeting a market release in the first half of 2024. Set to compete with the BMW i4 and Tesla Model 3 in China, the SU7 boasts two powertrain options.
Measuring 4,997mm in length, 1,963mm in width, and 1,440mm in height, with a 3,000mm wheelbase, the SU7 weighs between 1,980-2,205kg based on the chosen specifications. Xiaomi offers two powertrain choices: a rear-wheel-drive version with 299hp and a top speed of 210kph, and a dual-motor, four-wheel-drive version with 673hp and a top speed of 265kph. The car will feature two battery options: a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery from BYD for entry-level models and a larger CATL pack for higher-end versions, although specific battery capacities and ranges are yet to be confirmed.
In terms of design, the SU7’s front end draws inspiration from recent McLaren models, while the rear showcases slim wraparound tail-lights connected by a light bar. Higher-spec variants may include an active rear wing and Lidar technology. Wheel options range from 19 to 20 inches, compatible with 245/45 R19 and 245/40 R20 tires.
Manufactured under contract by established automaker BAIC, the SU7’s interior offers two themes and features a large, horizontally oriented central touchscreen infotainment system. Xiaomi plans to expand its electric vehicle lineup, with an SUV scheduled for launch in 2025. The company has made significant investments in its EV division, Xiaomi Automobile, exceeding Rs 3,700 crore in 2022.
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