Xiaomi SU7 officially launched - 0-100km/h acceleration in 2.78s, starting price at ~RM141K

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In case you missed it, the Xiaomi SU7 was officially launched yesterday with a starting price of 215,900 Yuan (~RM14,1353) for the standard version. There are also a total of nine unique colour schemes for the electric vehicle (EV) including Galaxy Gray, Twilight Red, Misty Purple, and Obsidian Black.

According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun during the presentation, the combination of colour matching and nine body colours will provide up to 36 matching options, allowing users to choose as many as they want. In addition to the interior colours, the Xiaomi SU7's wheels are also a highlight, sporting 19-inch low-drag wheels and 20-inch sports wheels with high-performance tyre options, while the 21-inch sports wheels are equipped with Pirelli P ZERO 5 sports tyres for superior driving experience.

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The top-of-the-line model also sports a narrow front and wide rear tyre design which further improves the stability and sporty performance of the EV. In terms of design, the SU7 has a smooth and full body curve on the side with a front wheel bag design, while the tail has a small warped tail and halo tail lights. Lei Jun said that Xiaomi Auto will inherit the design of family characteristics and is committed to creating future car classics to bring more surprises and experiences to users.

The Xiaomi SU7 has an acceleration of 2.78 seconds from 0-100km/h thanks to the 673HP and 838 Nm of torque, which is equivalent to the V8 power of a conventional fuel vehicle. It will be divided into two versions - the 400V and 800V with different energy consumption which follows:

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  • 400V version: Based on the 486V global silicon carbide platform, it can charge 138km in 5 minutes and 350km in 15 minutes
  • 800V version: Based on the 871V silicon carbide high-voltage platform, it can charge 220km in 5 minutes and 510km in 15 minutes
  • Basic version parameters: single-motor rear-wheel drive, 05.28 seconds, 73.6-degree lithium-ion battery, 668km range with 19-inch Bridgestone comfort tyres (700km with 19-inch Michelin low rolling resistance tyres), 400V platform, single Orin chip, Qualcomm 8295
  • SU7 Max: Dual-motor 4WD, 02.78 seconds, 101-degree ternary lithium Kirin battery, 800km range, 800V platform, dual Orin chips, LiDAR, Qualcomm 8295, air suspension + CDC, electric rear wing, 56-inch HUD, 25-speaker audio system, electric suction door

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In addition, Lei Jun also announced the SU7 with two intelligent driving systems, namely the Pilot Pro and Pilot Max versionIt is reported that the two are both equipped with NVIDIA DRIVE Orin computing power platforms with 11-camera vision solutions using zoom BEV perception technology and end-to-end large models. The high and low configurations are based on the same technical solution, and all can support the experience of leading intelligent assisted driving functions.

As the first EV built by Xiaomi, it will be connected through HyperOS via the SU7 Driver Connect app on a smartphone. The app can be automatically mapped on the car interior display and support various functions. This includes navigation, map selection, real-time synchronization, unlocking the car door and others. 

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In terms of pricing, the details are as follows:

  • Standard version: Equipped with a single motor, 5.28s acceleration, CLTC range of 700km, 19-inch Michelin tyres, 73.6kWh lithium iron phosphate blade battery, 350km of energy charging in 15 minutes, Xiaomi Pilot Pro pure vision intelligent driving for life, Xiaomi surging intelligent cockpit, priced at 215,900 Yuan (~RM141,387).
  • Pro version: A 20.7kWh battery, LiDAR, and Xiaomi Smart Driving Max Urban NOA are added to the standard version, priced at 245,900 Yuan (~RM161,034).
  • Max version: 2.78s acceleration, 265km/h top speed, 800km CLTC range, 101kWh Kirin battery ternary lithium, 15 minutes of energy supply 510km, Xiaomi Pilot Max, Xiaomi surging intelligent cockpit, priced at 299,900 Yuan ~RM196,397).

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There is no word if Xiaomi actually plans to export the SU7 to the Malaysian market. But seeing EVs being pushed by the government and becoming more mainstream, we might have a chance. Until then, we will have to wait and see.