Xiaomi SU7 Max design and key specs and features via Revu Philippines

Xiaomi’s first electric car revealed by regulatory filings

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A couple of new EVs from an unlikely carmaker are headed to the Chinese market soon. The Xiaomi SU7, Xiaomi SU7 Pro, and Xiaomi SU7 Max will be the first electric vehicles from the brand largely known for its budget smartphones and tablets, flagship-level camera phones, and smart home products.

(Update, December 29: Xiaomi’s first electric car has been launched!)

The three variants of the four-door, five-seater sedan were spotted in regulatory filings uploaded to China’s industry ministry website, with a unit of China-based automaker BAIC [Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd.] Group applying for approval to build the vehicle.

Xiaomi will apparently rely on BAIC to manufacture its first car, despite securing the green light to make EVs in its Beijing plant with a capacity of 200,000 units per annum earlier this year. In 2021, Xiaomi announced it would invest ¥10 billion, or roughly $1.4 billion, into its EV strategy.

Xiaomi SU7 Max design and key specs and features via Revu Philippines

Looks sleek! Word has it it’s designed by former BMW designers

Notably, the SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max will mark the debut of Xiaomi HyperOS on automobiles. This falls in line with Xiaomi’s vision for HyperOS, which the company describes as a “human-centric operating system designed and tailored to connect personal devices, cars, and smart home products in a smart ecosystem.” The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-based Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Pro are the first Xiaomi devices to have HyperOS preinstalled out of the box.

Can’t wait for Xiaomi to launch the SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max

Some models of the SU7 will feature an active rear wing, along with two interior color options, plus an upgrade that incorporates a LIDAR sensor behind the front windshield. There’s also a camera on the car’s B-pillar, which might indicate the presence of a facial-recognition system for unlocking the car and starting its engine.

The Xiaomi SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max will get two powertrain options: one is an RWD with a 220kW motor, and the other is an AWD (220kW + 275kW). The SU7 is expected to go into mass production in December 2023, with deliveries scheduled for February 2024.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.