Xiaomi’s first vehicle, the SU7 electric sedan, has been revealed in images by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which regulates the homologation procedure. Renderings and some leaked images of the Xiaomi SU7 EV (codenamed MS11) already made it to the internet earlier this year.
Also dubbed as ‘Mi Car’, the electric sedan will be contract-manufactured by established carmaker BAIC. The SU7 measures 4,997 mm long and 1,963 mm wide, with a wheelbase spanning 3,000 mm. For reference, the Toyota Camry XV70 is 4,910 mm long, 1,840 mm wide, and has a 2,820 mm wheelbase, which means Xiaomi’s sedan is way larger than the Camry.
As per the information, the Xiaomi SU7 will have batteries from BYD (LFP) and CATL (ternary NMC). The base RWD setup has a 295 hp (220 kW) motor while the dual-motor AWD adds on a front 369 hp (275 kW) unit to make it 664 hp (495 kW) in total. The RWD’s top speed is limited to 210 km/h while the AWD can reach up to 265 km/h.
According to the filing with the regulator, there will be three versions of the EV – SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max. There will be either 19-inch or 20-inch wheels depending on the trim. Some trim levels will feature an active rear wing while Xiaomi submitted cars with and without Lidar. There is a camera on the car’s B-pillar, which suggests the presence of a phone-style facial recognition unlocking function.
SU7’s in-car system will be powered by Xiaomi’s HyperOS, an in-house operating system that can power both smartphones and cars. Additionally, ETC for toll collection is integrated.
BAIC’s Beijing facility has already begun a trial production run, with dozens of pre-production units rolling off the line. Mass production of Xiaomi SU7 will reportedly start in December, with deliveries set to begin in February 2024.
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