Xiaomi has been out in the market for quite a while now and is famous for providing feature-packed phones on a budget. But this recent product of the smartphone brand is not a handheld device, but rather a full-fledged electric car. Yes, you read it right, Xiaomi recently revealed its first electric sedan in China named “SU7”.
One of the main highlights of the Xiaomi SU7 is the HyperOS integration which according to the company is a “human-centric operating system” that will essentially interconnect cars, smart home products and personal devices, so it’s essentially a “smart ecosystem”.
Looks-wise the sedan is beautiful with a split-headlamp setup on both sides with DRLs and a sporty front bumper. Going to the side, the sloping roofline connects the front and back and looks very sleek and when we come to the back it has a sleek tail lights with a sporty bumper. The car overall looks very aesthetic with a minimalistic touch. The interiors are yet to be revealed.
The brand showcased two versions of the SU7 – with Lidar and without Lidar and two powertrain options – RWD and AWD. The EV sedan will be launched in 3 variants – SU7, SU7 Pro and SU7 Max. The RWD version will be equipped with a single electric motor that will produce 295 hp with a top speed of 210 kmph, while the AWD drivetrain will produce a total of 663 hp with a 295 hp electric motor mounted on the front axle and 368 hp electric motor on the rear axle with a top speed of 265 kmph.
Talking about the dimensions, the Xiaomi SU7 has a length of 4,997 mm, with 1,963 mm in width and 1,455 in height. The sedan has a wheelbase of 3,000 mm with wheel sizes in the range of 19 inches to 20 inches and optional yellow calipers. The weight will depend on the trim and will scale at 1,980 – 2,205 kg.
Now of course, these electric “smart” sedans might not be on par with the Tesla cars, but they are still considered revolutionary for the automobile market in China. All the cars are built in collaboration with Beijing Automotive Group in China, which is also in other joint ventures with other big names such as Beijing-Hyundai and Beijing-Benz.
Xiaomi will likely start rolling out the SU7 models to customers in February 2024 and mass production will begin in by next month. Only time will tell how the cars will perform and how the market will react to it.