Xiaomi SU7 launched with 830 km range, starts at 29,900 USD

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Xiaomi SU7 launched in three versions in China, with a price range of 215,900 – 299,900 yuan (29,900 – 41,500 USD). The all-electric sedan already hit 59 stores in 29 cities around China, and deliveries will start at the end of April.

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Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO, started the presentation by welcoming its competitors, William Li, CEO of Nio, He Xiaopeng, chairman of Xpeng, and Li Xiang, CEO of Li Auto, who were in the audience. “They all gave us many suggestions in the past years to avoid traps on the road during the EV development,” Jun expressed gratitude.

From the left: William Li (Nio), He Xiaopeng (Xpeng), and Li Xiang (Li Auto) at the Xiaomi SU7 launch conference.

Moreover, former BMW Group Chief of Design Chris Bangle appeared on stage praising the SU7. Xiaomi introduced him as one of the world’s top ten most famous car designers, as he was responsible for group brands BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce. Now, he works as a Xiaomi Auto Design consultant.

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“What impressed me is how powerful the SU7 is. It felt like a rocket horse. It would be a great car to have in Europe,” concluded Bangle in his short presentation.

It is no surprise that a BMW veteran joined Xiaomi Auto, as the SU7 is designed by the team around Li Tianyuan, Xiaomi’s Head of Design. He joined the company from BMW, where he was responsible for the BMW i Vision Circular concept, BMW iX, and the new 7 series.

Moreover, the exterior designer is James Qiu, who joined Xiaomi from Mercedes-Benz, where he took care of Vision EQXX design.

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ADAS options

Lei Jun previously claimed that the company’s smart driving R&D team consists of 1,500 engineers and today, he presented the results. Xiaomi SU7 will have two advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) options:

  • Xiaomi Pilot Pro
    • Based on pure vision, like Tesla
    • Nvidia Drive Orin chip with 254 tops computing power
  • Xiaomi Pilot Max
    • Pure vision + lidar
    • The city NOA pilot-assisted driving feature will begin testing in April and will be available in 10 cities by May. It will then go live in China.
    • two Nvidia Drive Orin chips with 508 tops

Xiaomi SU7 also supports Apple CarPlay and iPad connectivity.

The EV sits on Xiaomi’s Modena platform, and its dimensions are 4997/1963/1455 mm (L/W/H), with a wheelbase of 3000 mm. The car has a sizeable 105-liter frunk and boot space with 517 liters.

Inside the car, it offers a fridge with 4.7 liters of space, good enough for 6 cans of Coke. Designers put lots of thought into storage space, and SU7 features many smart compartments for laptops or smartphones

The Xiaomi SU7 comes in three powertrain variants:

SU7 Standard 215,900 yuan (29,900 USD)

  • 73.6 kWh BYD’s LFP Blade battery
  • 700 km CLTC range
  • single motor, RWD, 220 kW, 400 Nm torque
  • 0 to 100 km/h in 5.28 seconds and has a top speed of 210 km/h
  • Xiaomi Pilot Pro ADAS
  • 400V architecture (486V)
  • can charge 350 km in 15 minutes

Lei Jun commented that the company actually loses money on this model and hopes they can count on the support of their fans.

SU7 Pro for 245,900 yuan (34,000 USD) – same as the Tesla Model 3 in China

  • 94.3 kWh CATL Shenxing battery
  • CLTC range 830 km
  • 400V architecture (486V)
  • single motor, RWD, 220 kW, 400 Nm torque

SU7 Max Performance version – 299,900 yuan (41,500 USD)

  • 101 kWh CATL Qilin
  • 800 km CLTC range
  • 0-100km/h acceleration in 2.78 seconds, 265 km/h top speed
  • Xiaomi Pilot Max ADAS
  • 800V architecture (871V)
  • can charge 510 km range in 15 minutes
  • AWD, dual motors with a combined output of 495 kW (663 hp), 838 Nm torque

The deliveries of Standard and Max version will start in late April, the Pro version by the end of May.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. So… the plastic car has finally arrived…. booring…. sales will be poor!

    Went to a XiaoMe shop today to have a look at it and I was not impressed.

    Also everybody will know how cheap this car is… so real luxury car owners will just laugh about this wanna be whatever thing because they all know: SU7 owners are too poor to afford a real luxury car.

    I prefer buying a NIO et5 or Li Auto instead.

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  2. Car looks bloody fantastic imo. Just a little scared it will be updated and maintained just as poorly as midrange Xiaomi phones…

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  3. This car is a competitor to the Taycan and not to the Model3 or ET5!

    Price is insane! This car is insane!

    Xiaomi is back.

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  4. Please Xiaomi, give us the exactly same car – Pro (min. 94.3 kWh CATL new Shenxing battery) – with stationcar (combi/herregardsvagn/caravan) design like Zeekr 001 and Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo – with practical lift, back door. And towing package opportunity approx. 1600 – 2400 kilo.

    Please don’t change anything else on the car, only the rear end. Same cost of production?!

    Then – start export to Europe – ASAP!
    Thank you. Guaranteed 100% success.

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