Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun started deliveries of Xiaomi SU7 electric sedan

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On April 3, Xiaomi Auto officially started deliveries of the first batch of its electric car SU7. Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun personally took part in the event, giving the first cars to their owners. The first batch of the SU7 is limited to 5,000 cars. Meanwhile, Xiaomi gained over 100,000 firm orders for this vehicle, with 40,000 locked orders.

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Xiaomi SU7 deliveries start

The ceremony of the deliveries start took place in Xiaomi plant in Beijing, which belongs to a state-owned Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. (BAIC). This plant has a planned annual production capacity of 150,000 units in the first phase. However, the first batch of the Xiaomi SU7 is limited to 5,000 units. It is the SU7 Founders Edition, which includes some cost-free upgrades like Nappa leather, 25 speakers, and a car fridge.

Lei Jun himself held the delivery ceremony. He handed cars to selected owners. Then, he took a group photo with them. After counting the first owner certificates in the photo, we concluded that Lei delivered around ten cars. He mentioned that today Xiaomi officially become the car manufacturer.

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The deliveries of the Xiaomi SU7 started not only in the factory. In addition, 59 Xiaomi stores in 28 cities across China started the delivery process. Previously, Xiaomi mentioned that the SU7 Founders Edition is limited to 5,000 units. As for the standard variants of the Xiaomi SU7, they will start deliveries in late April-May. Xiaomi has already gathered over 100,000 firm orders for the SU7.

More on Xiaomi SU7

The Xiaomi SU7, a sleek and sporty sedan, is built on the Modena platform. Boasting dimensions of 4997/1963/1455 mm and a wheelbase of 3000 mm, it stands taller and longer than the Porsche Tycan yet maintains a slender profile. Its entry-level variant is equipped with a 73.6 kWh LFP battery and a 220 kW electric motor, while the top-trim SU7 features 4WD for 495 kW and a 101 kWh ternary NMC battery. With a range of 700-830 km, depending on the battery option, the SU7 is set to redefine the electric car experience.

The Xiaomi SU7’s price range is 215,900 – 299,900 yuan (29,900 – 41,500 USD). Previously, CarNewsChina reported that Great Wall Motor chain Wei Jianjun invited his R&D team to get acquainted with this car. The Xiaomi SU7 launch definitely changed the balance of forces in the Chinese car market. It will likely lead to the new phase of the price war.

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Source: Lei Jun Weibo

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