Following its official announcement in 2021, a regulatory filing in China has finally revealed the Xiaomi SU7, the brand’s first EV. Confirming early spy shots of the car, it’s safe to say that the Xiaomi SU7 will give Tesla’s Model S a run for its money.
Based on the regulatory filings, Xiaomi will be releasing three versions of the SU7: a standard model with a single 220kw motor, and dual-motor Pro and Max variants. The SU7 Pro uses a 220kw dual-motor system, while the SU7 Max has a 275w dual-motor system. Aside from having a dual-motor system, both the Pro and Max models have an active rear wing.
All SU7 variants will be using Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries from BYD and will have a Model S-rivaling top speed of 210Km/H – which we presume refers to the Max variant. The SU7 will also use Xiaomi’s HyperOS, and will have features like autonomous driving, an optional LiDAR system, and 800-volt fast charging.
The photos reveal that Xiaomi wants to rival Tesla’s Model S with the 5-door notchback design of the SU7. It has sporty looks too, with the front headlights taking inspiration from McLaren’s newer hypercars and the rear taillight assembly having design cues from Aston Martin.
According to the filing, the off-road vehicle business division of BAIC Group is in charge of the production of the SU7. Early reports explain that Xiaomi borrowed BAIC’s production qualifications, with the actual production being done through Xiaomi’s own factory.
Xiaomi is expected to sell the SU7 in 2024 with a starting price of around CNY 300,000 or around Php 2.4 million.