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.
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.
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.
Xiaomi Motors SU7/Pro/Max Car unveiled, mass production begins in December 2023 and launching in February 2024.— Oneily Gadget (@OneilyGadget) November 15, 2023
– 210KMPH max speed
– 3000mm wheelbase
– 220KW and 275W motor power
– 4997mm length, 1963mm width, 1455mm height
– 2340 Kg total mass
– 245/45R19, 245/40R20 tire specs pic.twitter.com/BXMRcRnoNT
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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