Xiaomi is set to shake up the automotive industry with its debut electric vehicle, the Xiaomi SU7. Lei Jun, founder, chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi Group, unveiled the company’s vision to rival Porsche and Tesla, declaring that Xiaomi aims to create a “dream car for the new era of the automotive industry.”
At the heart of the SU7 is Xiaomi’s in-house developed chassis and electrical architecture, supporting both 400V and 800V for varying levels of charging speed. Customers can choose from different battery and electric motor configurations, including the HyperEngine V6 and V6s with 295bhp and 370bhp, and the range-topping HyperEngine V8s boasting a record-breaking 670bhp.
The SU7 offers lightning-fast charging capabilities, with 800V versions adding 137 miles of range in just five minutes and 317 miles in 15 minutes. The vehicle boasts advanced autonomous driving features, including industry-leading perception algorithms and adaptive capabilities.
Beyond performance, the SU7 focuses on in-car entertainment and connectivity. It features a human-centric interaction architecture with a 16.1-inch 3K central console, a 56-inch HUD head-up display, and a Snapdragon 8295 in-car chip for high-level AI and processing speeds. Xiaomi’s Smart Cabin offers an intuitive user experience, integrating seamlessly with smartphones and a vast ecosystem of applications.
Xiaomi plans to expand its global presence with the SU7, initially launching in China. The vehicle is designed to complete Xiaomi’s “Human x Car x Home” smart ecosystem, supporting over 1,000 Xiaomi smart home devices, Apple CarPlay, and more. While pricing details are yet to be revealed, Xiaomi’s SU7 promises to be a game-changer in the electric vehicle market.
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