Xiaomi accelerates in EV race, debut with high-tech Xiaomi SU7 Sedan
December 29, 2023 12:23 pm
December 29, 2023 12:23 pm
Tech giant unveils sleek, smart EV integrating HyperOS, drawing inspiration from Tesla’s advanced automotive systems.
Xiaomi is set to make a groundbreaking entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market, marking a significant milestone for the tech giant. The company has shared a teaser on various social media platforms, providing a sneak peek into their inaugural passenger car, the Xiaomi SU7—an all-electric sedan embodying the essence of speed with the ‘SU’ denoting Speed Ultra.
Lei Jun, the Chief Executive Officer of Xiaomi, unveiled the first official image of the upcoming Xiaomi SU7 on the X platform (formerly Twitter). In the accompanying caption, he welcomed the Xiaomi SU7 with the words, “Hello, Xiaomi SU7. Welcome to Human x Car x Home,” alluding to the car’s seamless integration with smartphone and smart home accessories. The vehicle is confirmed to operate on Xiaomi’s proprietary HyperOS operating system, underscoring the brand’s commitment to intelligent technology.
The teaser poster provides a visual glimpse of the Xiaomi SU7 in an elegant grey hue, featuring a classic sedan-style design. The car is adorned with distinctive five-spoke alloy wheels fitted with Michelin tires, each wheel cap proudly displaying the iconic Mi logo. Notably, the side-view mirror incorporates a camera, reminiscent of the innovative design seen in Tesla cars.
Xiaomi has announced the hosting of its inaugural EV launch event outside China, named “Stride,” scheduled for December 28. The three-hour event, commencing at 2:00 pm Beijing time (11:30 am IST), will focus exclusively on the technological aspects of Xiaomi’s pioneering electric car. Contrary to expectations, no product releases are anticipated during the event. The company remains tight-lipped about the technical specifications of the SU7, currently undergoing trial production and slated for a domestic market release in the coming months. While pricing details remain undisclosed, Lei Jun has assured potential consumers that it will “exceed your expectations.”
There is speculation that Xiaomi may unveil multiple models, potentially including the Xiaomi SU7, Xiaomi SU7 Pro, and Xiaomi SU7 Ultra, each offering distinct ranges and features. The baseline model, Xiaomi SU7, is anticipated to achieve a speed of 210 km/h, while the higher-end SU7 Max variant may boast an impressive top speed of 265 km/h. As Xiaomi ventures into the electric vehicle landscape, the industry awaits the unveiling of these innovative offerings, poised to make a lasting impact.