On December 28, 2023, Xiaomi EV, the company’s automotive division, will hold a launch to present the SU7, the company’s first electric vehicle (EV). The brand’s official social media accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and X (formerly Twitter) will host the event virtually.
“SU” stands for “Speed Ultra,” according to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, and the company’s upcoming SU7 EV is billed as a “performance beast.” Although no specifics were given, the car is expected to be comparable to vehicles like the Porsche Taycan Turbo. On the other hand, its cutting-edge technologies and ecosystem are allegedly modeled after those found in vehicles like the Tesla Model S.
The Xiaomi SU7 is reportedly in “trial production,” according to Lei Jun, and should launch on the domestic market “in a few months,” most likely in China first. Although the price has not yet been announced, the CEO of Xiaomi guarantees that it will be more than expected. He said that at tomorrow’s launch, more details about the EV and the technology used in its production would be made public.
Unofficial sources state that BYD and CATL, two other Chinese manufacturers, will supply the 73.6kWh and 101kWh batteries used in the Xiaomi SU7. Depending on the chosen powertrain, the former is said to provide CLTC ranges of 628 km and 668 km, while the latter can reach 750 km and 800 km.
Aside from that, the car’s dimensions are said to be 4,997 mm in length, 1,963 mm in width, 1,440 mm to 1,455 mm in height, and 3,000 mm in wheelbase. It is claimed that the 73.6kWh trim weighs 579 kg, while the 101kWh variant weighs 645.8 kg.
It won’t be known until the Xiaomi SU7 is formally unveiled whether or not these leaked specs are true. Those with an interest can follow the online launch event tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time on the previously mentioned official social media channels of the brand.