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Xiaomi SU7 received 50,000 firm orders in 27 minutes, undercuts Tesla Model 3

Xiaomi SU7 received 50,000 firm orders in 27 minutes, undercuts Tesla Model 3

Xiaomi launched its first EV today, the electric sedan SU7. Its starting price is 215,900 yuan (29,900 USD), undercutting the Tesla Model 3 base model, which starts at 245,900 yuan (34,000 USD) in China.

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The company announced that 4 minutes after the launch, the car received 10,000 firm orders, 7 minutes after 20,000 orders, and in 27 minutes, the order book reached 50,000 firm orders.

Xiaomi held an opulent conference in Beijing, where it launched three powertrain versions of the SU7. Lei Jun, the company’s CEO, spent about two hours on stage talking about the new car, and the live stream had over 2 million viewers on WeChat. The CEOs and founders of three US-listed Chinese EV makers – Nio, Xpeng, and Li Auto – attended the launch event, and Lei Jun even thanked them for their support during the SU7 development.

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Customers can purchase Xiaomi SU7 in Standard, Pro, or Max versions. They differ in battery, powertrain, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Two are rear-wheel drive, while the top trim level is an all-wheel drive performance version with dual motors.

Xiaomi SU7 Standard

  • 700 km CLTC range
  • 73.6 kWh BYD’s LFP Blade battery
  • 400V architecture (486V)
  • can charge 350 km in 15 minutes
  • RWD, 220 kW (295 hp) power, 400 Nm torque, single motor
  • Xiaomi Pilot Pro ADAS
  • 215,900 yuan (29,900 USD)

Xiaomi SU7 Pro

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  • 830 km CLTC range
  • 94.3 kWh CATL Shenxing battery (LFP)
  • 800V architecture (871V)
  • RWD, 220 kW (295 hp), 400 Nm torque
  • can charge 510 km range in 15 minutes
  • 245,900 yuan (34,000 USD)

Xiaomi SU7 Max Performance

  • 800 km CLTC range
  • 101 kWh CATL Qilin (NMC)
  • 800V architecture (871V)
  • Xiaomi Pilot Max ADAS
  • AWD, 495 kW (663 hp) power, 838 Nm torque, dual motors
  • 0-100km/h acceleration in 2.78 seconds, 265 km/h top speed
  • 299,900 yuan (41,500 USD)

For comparison, the new Tesla Model 3 base model starts at the same level as the SU7 Pro, with a price tag of 245,900 yuan (34,000 USD). It has a CLTC range of 606 km thanks to a 60 kWh LFP battery from CATL and a single RWD motor with 194 kW (260 hp) in China.

Comparison of dimensions (L/W/H):

  • Xiaomi SU7: 4997/1963/1455 mm, wheelbase 3,000 mm
  • Tesla Model 3: 4720/1848/1442 mm, wheelbase 2,875 mm

In China, the Xiaomi SU7 will compete with dozens of all-electric sedans in the 200 – 300k yuan range, such as the BYD Seal, BYD Han, Deepal SL03, Xpeng P7i, or Nio ET5.

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