Xiaomi, the renowned smartphone manufacturer, is set to make a foray into the electric vehicle (EV) market with its highly anticipated Xiaomi SU7 Series. While it may not rival Tesla’s lineup, the SU7 Series is generating excitement for its unique features and potential impact on the competitive automobile market in China.
According to a recent regulatory filing in China, there will be three variants of the Xiaomi SU7: SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Ultra. The lower-end model is expected to have a top speed of 210 km/h, while the SU7 Max variant will reach up to 265 km/h. The dimensions of the sedan-style vehicle are reported to be 4997 x 1963 x 1455 mm, with options for rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). The electric car boasts a peak motor power of 495kW (220 kW+275 kW) and a 3000mm wheelbase. Interested buyers will also have the choice of two-wheel options (19-inch & 20-inch) and the addition of a Lidar sensor.
The SU7 Series will enter mass production in December 2023, with shipments to customers scheduled for February 2024. This signals Xiaomi’s commitment to entering the EV market at a significant scale. Notably, the collaboration between Xiaomi and Beijing Automotive Group Co., a major player in China’s automobile manufacturing industry, adds credibility to the venture. Under Beijing Automotive Group Co., joint ventures such as Beijing-Hyundai and Beijing-Benz have already made their mark in the market.
One of the key highlights of the Xiaomi SU7 Series is its integration of HyperOS, dubbed a “human-centric operating system.” The company envisions a smart ecosystem that seamlessly connects the vehicle, smart home products, and personal devices. While details are scarce, it is anticipated that Xiaomi’s proprietary software for its smartphones will also enhance the driving experience in their electric vehicles.
As we eagerly await the release of the Xiaomi SU7 Series Electric Car, the market’s response will undoubtedly shape the future of the brand in the EV industry. With its innovative features, HyperOS integration, and collaboration with established players in the automobile sector, Xiaomi is positioned to be a new contender in the ever-growing electric car market.
1. When will the Xiaomi SU7 series electric cars be available?
The SU7 Series electric cars will begin shipping to customers in February 2024. Mass production is set to commence in December 2023.
2. What are the top speed and dimensions of the Xiaomi SU7?
The lower-end model of the Xiaomi SU7 is expected to have a top speed of 210 km/h, while the SU7 Max variant could reach up to 265 km/h. The dimensions of the sedan-style vehicle are reported to be 4997 x 1963 x 1455 mm.
3. What is HyperOS?
HyperOS is Xiaomi’s “human-centric operating system” that aims to create a smart ecosystem by connecting the electric vehicle, smart home products, and personal devices. It is Xiaomi’s proprietary software and is anticipated to enhance the driving experience in their electric vehicles.