Xiaomi Unveils Hyper-Connected Electric SUV Series: Meet the Xiaomi SU7
In a highly anticipated move, Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant, has officially entered the electric vehicle (EV) market with the launch of its inaugural electric SUV series, the Xiaomi SU7. Not only does this mark Xiaomi’s foray into the electric vehicle business, but it also showcases the integration of its advanced connected technology, HyperMind, through its proprietary in-home operating system, HyperOS.
Key Features of Xiaomi SU7 and SU7 Max
The Xiaomi SU7 series is offered in two distinct variants – the regular SU7 and the high-performance SU7 Max. The latter, true to its name, boasts impressive specifications with nearly double the horsepower and torque, along with a remarkable 30% increase in range on a single charge.
The standard Xiaomi SU7 SUV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.28 seconds, features a claimed range of 668 kilometers, produces 299 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, and attains a maximum speed of 210 km/h. This variant operates as a rear-wheel-drive unit.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi SU7 Max variant accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.78 seconds, offers an extended claimed range of 800 kilometers, delivers a peak power of 673 horsepower and a maximum torque of 848 Nm, and reaches a top speed of 265 km/h.
HyperOS and Smart Features Take Center Stage
The highlight of the launch event was Xiaomi’s emphasis on connected technology through HyperOS and various smart features. The Xiaomi SU7 is equipped with a connected chipset from NVIDIA, capable of processing a staggering 508 Trillion Tera operations per second. This power is harnessed by Xiaomi Pilot, the brand’s Autonomous Driving algorithm, which has undergone rigorous testing covering over 10 million kilometers.
Among the noteworthy features is the ‘Adaptive BEV’ system, utilizing onboard cameras for Adaptive Bird Eye View. This dynamic adjustment optimizes the camera’s field of view based on the surroundings, enhancing the vehicle’s ability to recognize pedestrians and traffic.
The car’s interior is equally impressive, with a prominent 16.1-inch display unit featuring a 3K display, Snapdragon 8295 processor, and an array of connected tech features. Xiaomi also underscores its commitment to safety, claiming substantial investments in battery safety. The use of Aerogel for insulation and comprehensive protection with reinforcement metals and extensive insulation per side, totaling 7.8 square meters, aims to ensure a secure driving experience.
Pricing and Availability
While Xiaomi has not disclosed the pricing details for the SU7 series, CEO Lei Jun has hinted that it will lean towards the higher end of the spectrum. The official pricing is expected to be revealed closer to the launch, scheduled in the coming months, adding to the anticipation surrounding Xiaomi’s ambitious entry into the electric vehicle market.