In an event held yesterday, Xiaomi finally took of the wraps off its highly anticipated first electric car, the Xiaomi SU7. Positioned as a “C-class high-performance ecological technology sedan,” the SU7 boasts a sleek design, impressive performance, and cutting-edge technology.

Xiaomi SU7 unveiled

During the launch event, Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun emphasized that the company aims to build a car that stands the test of time. They envision the SU7 looking good today and even ten and fifty years from now.

So to achieve this, Xiaomi has assembled a top-notch design team consisting of industry experts from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Additionally, Xiaomi also brought in Chris Bangle, a world-renowned car designer, as a consultant to add finesse to the SU7.

Xiaomi SU7 Design

Xiaomi SU7

No surprises then, Xiaomi’s first electric vehicle (EV) looks really good. The SU7 features a carefully crafted silhouette with a long wheelbase (3000mm) and short overhangs, reminiscent of a sporty coupe. Its water drop-shaped headlights and 2.48m halo-shaped taillights further add a touch of futuristic flair.

There’s more to the car’s sleek exterior though. It features clever design choices like semi-hidden door handles and a stylish, pebble-shaped rearview mirror. And, according to Xiaomi, the SU7 is also incredibly aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of only 0.195 Cd, the lowest among production vehicles.

Dimension-wise, the car stretches an impressive 4997mm long, 1440mm high, and 1963mm wide. Lei Jun compared its spaciousness to a BMW 5 Series, highlighting that it’s a full-size class car that sits above the popular Tesla Model 3. It has a sizeable 105-liter frunk and boot space with 517 liters.

The SU7 comes in two variants: the regular version and the Max version. The car is available in three colors: Aqua Blue, Verdant Green (which, ahem, I happen to be crushing on hard), and Mineral Gray, each representing a different facet of nature.

What’s undeniable here is the effort Xiaomi has put into creating its first EV. I think the Xiaomi SU7 will leave a lasting impression.

Performance & Technology

The SU7 comes in two variants: the regular and the Max version. The Max boasts a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system that delivers a jaw-dropping 673 horsepower and a blistering 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 2.78 seconds. The top speed is at an impressive 265km/h. The regular version, while still powerful, offers a single-motor rear-wheel drive setup with a 5.28-second 0-100 km/h time.

Xiaomi SU7 runs 100km in 2.78 seconds

The Max version shines with its 800km CLTC range, thanks to its 101kWh CATL Kirin battery. Super fast charging is also on tap, with 220km of range gained in just 5 minutes and 510km in 15 minutes.

On stepping inside the SU7, you’ll be greeted with a spacious and luxurious cabin with a panoramic view thanks to the expansive 5.35㎡ glass area. A 16.1-inch touchscreen, a 56-inch HUD, and a 7.1-inch instrument cluster keep you informed and entertained. Likewise, the 25-speaker sound system with Dolby Atmos ensures immersive audio enjoyment.

Xiaomi hasn’t compromised on safety either. The SU7 boasts an armored cage-type steel-aluminum hybrid body, 7 airbags, and a quadruple braking safety mechanism. The car also comes with a comprehensive suite of active safety features, including automatic emergency braking, and has achieved 5-star safety ratings.

Xiaomi is also emphasizing SU7’s integration of technology and ecology. The car is equipped with the latest Xiaomi HyperOS system, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 chip. As a result, you will be able to enjoy seamless software connectivity features like mirroring your phone or tablet.

The SU7 is also great for those who use Xiaomi Home IoT devices. You can connect and control various smart home gadgets, such as cameras and robot vacuum cleaners, right from the car. While Xiaomi gadgets work best with it (unsurprisingly), Lei Jun says that even with Apple products, users will have a great experience with Xiaomi cars.

Another exciting feature is the car’s self-driving mode called Xiaomi Pilot which is powered by two Nvidia Orin-X chips with 508 TOPs computing power and 1 lidar, 3 radars, 11 HD cameras, and 12 ultrasonic sensors. You can use this mode for highway driving, self-parking, and car summoning features.

self driving mode called Xiaomi Pilot

Xiaomi SU7 Price and Availability

The Xiaomi SU7 is still undergoing testing and will officially launch in the first half of 2024. Price details haven’t been revealed yet as well.

At the launch, Lei Jun also expressed ambitious goals for Xiaomi’s automotive venture, aiming to place the company among the top five car manufacturers within the next 15-20 years.

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