Xiaomi SU7 Launch Date: Price, Review, Specs 2024

By Muhammad usman Feb 12, 2024
Xiaomi SU7

Overview of Xiaomi SU7

Xiaomi SU7 the renowned smartphone manufacturer, has taken a significant step into the electric vehicle (EV) market by applying for a sales license for its inaugural EV in China – the Xiaomi SU7 sedan, previously known under the codename MS11. The EV is set to be contract-manufactured by Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd (BAIC).

In China, each car must obtain approval from the local regulator before being launched, with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) publishing a monthly list of vehicles that have undergone the homologation process. Despite some automakers expressing discontent over this process due to the premature revelation of car specifications, Xiaomi seems unperturbed.

Xiaomi SU7

The Xiaomi SU7 is an electric sedan boasting dimensions of 4997/1963/1455 mm and a wheelbase of 3000 mm. It will offer two wheel options: 19″ and 20″, with corresponding tire specifications of 245/45 R19 and 245/40 R20, respectively. Notably, Xiaomi has presented two versions of the SU7 – one equipped with lidar and the other without, with the lidar positioned behind the front windshield.

Observations from pictures suggest that the Xiaomi SU7 may feature a face recognition unlocking function, likely facilitated by a camera located on the B pillar.

The powertrain options include a rear-wheel drive (RWD) variant with a 220 kW motor and an all-wheel drive (AWD) option delivering a maximum power of 495 kW (220 kW + 275 kW). The battery pack will either be sourced from BYD, featuring LFP technology for the cheaper trim, or from CATL, utilizing ternary NMC for the more expensive variant.

Key specifications include a curb weight of 1,980 kg for the base model, with a top speed limited to 210 km/h. The top trim model weighs 2,205 kg and boasts a top speed of 265 km/h.

Xiaomi SU7

MIIT filings indicate three versions of the SU7: SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max, with certain trims offering features such as an active rear wing.

Internally, the SU7 will offer two interior color options, dependent on whether lidar is present on the front windshield.

The electric motor, model TZ220XS000, will be supplied by United Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd, and the vehicle will feature an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) function, streamlining toll payment on designated roads.

The in-car system will be powered by Xiaomi’s proprietary HyperOS, originally developed for smartphones but now adapted for automotive use.

Mass production of the SU7 is scheduled to commence in December 2023, with deliveries expected to start in February 2024. Trial production has already begun at the BAIC Off-road Vehicle Co. factory in Beijing.

Xiaomi SU7

Xiaomi’s foray into EV manufacturing was announced in March 2021, with a promised investment of 10 billion yuan (approximately 1.4 billion USD). In August 2023, Xiaomi registered the domain XiaomiEV.com.

Additionally, recent spy shots of the SU7 interior reveal a substantial central control screen and a three-spoke wheel with a flat bottom and two function knobs.

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