Xiaomi’s first electric vehicle, named the SU7 (Speed Ultra 7), is expected to hit the market soon. The reason for this is that the Xiaomi EV has been approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT). The certification disclosed the photos and specifications of the SU7 series, which will be available in three variants: SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max. Here’s a rundown of all we know about Xiaomi’s first electric vehicle.
The model numbers BJ7000MBEVR2 and BJ7000MBEVA1 are related with the Xiaomi SU7, which looks to be a C-class sedan. The former, which appears to bear the SU7 moniker, is powered by a single UAES (United Automotive Electronic Systems) motor with a peak output of 220kW (295hp). It is powered by LPT (lithium iron phosphate) batteries supplied by FinDreams, BYD’s battery manufacturing subsidiary. Furthermore, the Xiaomi SU7 includes an optional LiDAR, a rooftop-mounted component that is likely to be used for driver assistance and autonomous features.
The other model number is related with the Xiaomi SU7 Pro and SU7 Max, which are powered by Suzhou Innovance Automotive’s 220kW (295hp) and 275kW (386hp) twin motors, respectively. CATL Li-ion ternary batteries are used in both variants.
The Xiaomi SU7 series comes in models with and without Lidar technology. The Lidar sensor is located behind the front windshield. Notably, pictures show a camera on the B-pillar, implying that the Xiaomi SU7 may include a facial recognition unlocking feature.
The Xiaomi SU7 has a length of 4,997mm, a width of 1.963mm, and a height of 1,455mm. It has a 3,000nm wheelbase. To put it in perspective, it will be longer and broader than popular EVs such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Nio ET5. The SU7 weights 1,980kg, while the Pro and Max models both weigh 2,205 kg.
The Xiaomi SU7 series is expected to have HyperOS in its in-car system, allowing for seamless communication with the brand’s gadgets. It has a wholly original design, produced by the chief designer of the BMW iX, with contributions from designers working with the Mercedes-Benz EQXX. The car radiates a sporty vibe, thanks to yellow Brembo callipers, Michelin PSEV tires, and a three-section electric rear wing that ensures exceptional wind resistance and handling ability.
Xiaomi SU7 series release date and expected pricing
The Xiaomi SU7 series will go into mass production in December 2023. According to reports, the company has begun trial manufacturing in BAIC’s Beijing factory, and deliveries are expected to begin in February 2024. As far as the price is concerned, it will most likely start at around $20,500 . The SU7 series looks to be available in at least gray and blue colors.