Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone giant, has unveiled its first electric vehicle, the SU7, at a launch event in Beijing on Tuesday. The Xiaomi SU7 is a four-door sedan that aims to compete with the likes of Tesla and Porsche in the premium EV market.
The SU7’s features and specs
The Xiaomi SU7 is powered by a 100 kWh battery pack that can deliver a range of up to 600 km (373 miles) on a single charge, according to Xiaomi. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The SU7 also supports fast charging, replenishing 80% of the battery in 19 minutes.
The SU7’s sleek and futuristic design has a minimalist interior and a large touchscreen that spans the entire dashboard. The car also features a retractable steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and an intelligent voice assistant. The SU7 has advanced driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and blind spot detection. The car also has a 360-degree camera system and a self-parking function.
The SU7 is integrated with Xiaomi’s ecosystem of smart devices, such as smartphones, smartwatches, and smart home appliances. The car can be unlocked and started with a smartphone, and the driver can control various functions of the electric car with voice commands or gestures. The electric car can also sync with the driver’s personal preferences, such as music, temperature, and seat position.
The SU7’s price and availability
The SU7 is priced at 388,000 yuan ($60,000) for the base model and 488,000 yuan ($75,000) for the premium model, which has a larger battery and more features. The car is expected to be available in China in the second half of 2024 and other markets in 2025. Xiaomi said it had received more than 200,000 pre-orders for the SU7 within 24 hours of its launch.
Xiaomi also announced that it will invest 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in its EV business over the next three years and plans to launch more models in the future, including SUVs and hatchbacks. Xiaomi said it aims to become a global leader in the EV industry and create a smart mobility ecosystem that connects people, cars, and devices.