From December 2023, the Tesla Model 3 in China will get a strong competitor from a technology giant. Notably, Beijing will launch the Xiaomi SU7 – Xiaomi’s first electric car model.
The car will go into production at the above time, with the delivery schedule starting from February 2024. The entity in charge of vehicle assembly is BAIC.
Beijing Official information about the Xiaomi SU7 has not been announced by the company but has appeared on the portal of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The exterior photo of the car shows that the exterior of the Beijing Xiaomi SU7 is very noticeable as it is reminiscent of the Porsche Taycan. The low, pointed nose, hidden door handles, curved roofline and muscular rear wheel arches are some of the notable highlights of the electric sedan.
Very obvious similarities between the Xiaomi electric car (left) and the Porsche Taycan (right) when viewed from the front – left photo: MITT, right photo: Motor Trend
The frame size of the Beijing Xiaomi SU7 has not been clarified, but the 3,000mm round wheelbase of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 SUV is better than its direct rival Tesla Model 3 (2,875mm). The wheels range in size from 19 to 20 inches, and the windshield integrates rear lidar to serve advanced driver assistance technologies.
In the transmission segment, Beijing Xiaomi SU7 has 2 configurations. The standard version uses a 295 horsepower electric motor that drives the rear wheels up to a top speed of 210 km/h. The high-end version uses a double motor to drive two wheels for a total capacity of 664 horsepower, thus giving a top speed of 265 km/h.
Beijing One of the big advantages of the Xiaomi SU7 is its full compatibility with all Xiaomi devices, from phones to tablets and smart watches. The operating system used by the car is Xiaomi HyperOS, which they developed specifically to serve the car and the phone in parallel.