From Phone to EV: Xiaomi Unveils Tesla Model 3 Rivalling SU7 Electric Car In India

  • Jul 9, 2024
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The SU7 comes with a sporty design, a high-tech cabin and performance that could give sports car a run for their money

Quick Highlights 

  • Xiaomi has showcased the Model 3 rivalling SU7 in India. 
  • Boasts a sleek exterior design with inspiration from plenty of global cars. 
  • Inside, it gets a massive 16.1-inch 3K resolution screen and a 56-inch head-up display. 
  • Other features include a full suite of ADAS, 25-speaker sound system and panoramic glass roof. 
  • Internationally, it is available in three broad variants with supercar crunching performance numbers. 
  • Has a claimed range of up to 830km. 
  • This model was just a showcase and won't be launched in India.

Smartphone giant, Xiaomi, has showcased their first-ever electric car, the SU7 electric sedan in India. The SU7 is Xiaomi's answer to popular electric sedans such as the Tesla Model 3 and BYD Seal. That said, don't get your hopes high about a possible introduction as Xiaomi clearly said in its press release that this is a showcase and the model will not be launched in India in the near future. 

Xiaomi SU7 Exterior Design 

It’s very evident that the Xiaomi SU7 takes design inspiration from multiple electric cars sold globally. Especially from the silhouette, which has hints of the Porsche Taycan and Hyundai Ioniq 6. 

The front-end design is minimalistic, featuring tear drop shaped LED headlights and a rather minimalistic bumper with an airdam and vents. Its profile, with its coupe-like silhouette looks sporty and adding to the design are alloys that seem straight out of an Italian supercar. It’s at the rear, where things look more conventional with the connected LED tail lamps and a rather aggressive bumper design with a faux diffuser. 

Internationally, the SU7 is offered with six colour options: Meteor Blue, Radiant Purple, Basalt Grey, Lava Orange, Pearl White and Diamond Black. 

Xiaomi SU7 Interior Design 

Step inside the SU7’s cabin and you can clearly see where it takes inspiration from (psst… whisper Tesla). The dashboard is dominated by a massive 16.1-inch 3K resolution touchscreen infotainment, which, thankfully, gets physical controls below it for important functions. The steering wheel (inspired from Porsche) has select rotary dials that can be used to access Boost mode or the autopilot system. 

And lastly, if the large touchscreen wasn’t enough, Xiaomi has plonked in a massive 56-inch head-up display so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road. 

The cabin can also be specced in four different hues: Obsidian Black, Mist Purple, Galaxy Grey and Twilight Red. 

Xiaomi SU7 Features Onboard 

Top features onboard the SU7 include the aforementioned screens, two more screens for rear-seat passengers, multi-zone climate control, a 25-speaker sound system, a panoramic glass roof, powered front seats, a 50 watt wireless phone charger, a 7.1-inch digital driver’s display and a powered tailgate. 

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Safety is taken care of by seven airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, front and rear parking sensors and most importantly, a plethora of ADAS features using LiDAR technology. 

Xiaomi SU7 Powertrain Options

Internationally, the Xiaomi SU7 gets three powertrain options: Standard, Pro and Max. Specifications of both of them are impressive, but the Max with its dual-motor setup has numbers that could put performance cars to shame. The model showcased here was the top-spec Max variant. Without further ado, here’s a detailed look at the specifications of the SU7:

Parameters

SU7

SU7 Pro 

SU7 Max

Battery capacity

73.6 kWh

94.3 kWh

101 kWh

Orientation

Single motor, rear-wheel drive

Single motor, rear-wheel drive

Dual motor, all-wheel drive

Output

299PS/400Nm

299PS/400Nm 

673PS/838Nm

Range (claimed)

700km

830km

800km

0-100kmph (claimed)

5.28 seconds

5.7 seconds

2.78 seconds

Top speed

210kmph

210kmph

265kmph

Xiaomi SU7 Price And Rivals 

The Xiaomi SU7, if green lit for an India launch, could be priced from around Rs 50 lakh (ex-showroom). In India, this puts it in contention with the BYD Seal and the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Internationally, it also goes up against the Tesla Model 3.

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