The most comprehensive summary of Xiaomi Auto’s latest news, revealing the details of this SU7 for you in advance

After officially announcing 1,000 days of car building, Lei Jun will finally bring Xiaomi cars to the market tomorrow.

In the past month, the veil of Xiaomi Auto has been stripped away by news from various channels. Even Lei Jun himself felt that the scale of the exposure made him a little "regretful."

If you don’t have any expectations, it’s better to take a look at it first. Regarding the official announcement, exposure, speculation and unknown information about Xiaomi SU7, we have compiled it below.

The appearance and parameters of Dingding on the board

Lei Jun explained the meaning of SUV in yesterday's "Answer to Netizens' Questions" article. SU is the abbreviation of Speed ​​Ultra, indicating the performance gene of Xiaomi cars.

This is the first Xiaomi car sample picture that went viral on the Internet. When everyone saw the true appearance of SU7 for the first time, they all thought of another classic model: Porsche Taycan.

This similarity has a lot to do with Lei Jun himself.

Last October, Lei Jun posted the books he was studying about the automotive industry. One of them, "Cars and Me," was the most emotional work for him. The author of this book, "Ferdinand Piech," was once the designer of Porsche's iconic sports car. Designer; at the same time, he is also the grandson of Porsche founder "Ferdinand Porsche".

Yesterday Lei Jun also responded to the SU7’s benchmark model:

In terms of mechanical qualities such as drivability, we hope to be comparable to the Porsche Taycan Turbo.

Whether it is the beginning of learning or the goal of finished product, Lei Jun always regards "Porsche" as the benchmark product, so Xiaomi's first car will show the shadow of Porsche everywhere.

If we put the domestic new energy flagship sedans on sale together, we can actually see this similarity, but only the SU7 will be "more authentic", mainly focusing on a few details of the two.

The first is the daytime running lights on the front face. The Taycan changed Porsche's classic "frog eye" lights and adopted newly designed matrix headlights. Mi Auto, like it, uses flat "four-shaped" headlights. Dot LED".

Coming to the sides, the two smooth waistlines and the unique streamlined shape on the top make the overall outlines of the two cars somewhat overlap.

In addition, SU7 and Taycan both have "flat side windows", which is also a design used by most new energy vehicles. The slight difference is that there is an extra hollow on the B-pillar of SU7. After zooming in, you can see that it is a camera. In total, the number of cameras around the Xiaomi car is about 10. The entire car should have 360-degree cameras and a transparent chassis as standard.

When we say that a car really looks like a Porsche, it is most likely a compliment.

The bright yellow calipers and five-spoke wheels (both optional), including the unusual "semi-hidden door handles" used in both, will make people feel like "taking a look at Taycan" when looking at Xiaomi cars.

From the SU7 road test images that have been exposed on the Internet in recent days, it is easy to see that the first car built by Xiaomi is really good-looking. While learning from its outstanding predecessors, it also retains many of its own characteristics.

The SU7 sample picture above was first published in the 377th batch of "Road Motor Vehicle Manufacturer and Product Announcement" issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. There are two detailed documents introducing the appearance and parameters of the vehicle.

Let’s first talk about the unified parameters in the two documents:

  • Vehicle dimensions (mm): length-4997, width-1963; height-1455
  • Wheelbase (mm): 3000
  • Front and rear wheelbase (mm): front -1693, rear -1699
  • Approach/departure angle (degrees): 13/16
  • Front suspension/rear suspension (mm): 975/1022

It can be seen from the basic parameters that the Xiaomi SU7, with a length of 4997mm and a wheelbase of 3000mm, is larger than the Tesla model 3, reaching the size of the Mercedes-Benz E and BMW's new 5 Series, and is in line with the positioning of a "C-class sedan".

We counted the difference data in the two documents and inferred four versions of Xiaomi cars.

Among them, lidar and battery capacity are important basis for distinguishing vehicle configuration.

The basic and standard versions of SU7 are equipped with BYD's lithium iron phosphate "blade battery". There is no lidar on the roof, and there is no display of the rear wing in the document.

The Pro and Max versions are equipped with Ningde era's ternary lithium "Kirin battery", standard lidar and electric tail wing, and both are dual-motor versions, with front and rear output power of 220kW/275kW respectively, and an estimated zero-to-zero acceleration of 4.2 seconds. .

In terms of options, SU7, like Porsche, has a lot of room for customization. For example, the car logo and tail lettering are marked with "bright color" and "black", and NIO's optional "Sun package" and "Moon package" Very similar, the price of NIO Moon theme is 4,500 yuan, it depends on whether Xiaomi can bring the price down.

A poster triggered the whole network's reasoning

This poster posted on Xiaomi Auto’s official Weibo account on the 25th is considered the first official revelation. The X-ray-like top view is very detailed, and has attracted a large number of professional analyzes on the Internet.

Let’s look at the chassis first. The SU7 front suspension adopts a “double wishbone + air suspension” combined suspension assembly. The double wishbone structure corresponds to the positioning of its own motion control. The two conspicuous barrels directly connected to the double wishbone should be the air bag components where the air spring is placed.

Take a closer look at the tires directly connected to the double wishbones. Judging from the pattern direction, the SU7 comes standard with Michelin PSEV, which is a control tire designed for electric cars. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology document also gives detailed front and rear tire parameters:
– Entry version + standard version: 245/45R19, 245/40R20
– Pro version + Max version: 245/45R19, 245/40R20 (265/40R20)

Both types of models are a combination of 19-inch front, 20-inch rear, and 245mm tire width; on high-end models, the rear tires can be upgraded to 265mm width.

Another eye-catching detail is the black square hole between the front anti-collision beam and the subframe. This should be the location of the front trunk. The reserved box space is relatively large. The specific depth will not be seen until the press conference. Gotta come out.

The remaining clues require a magnifying glass to see clearly.

The organ-type electric pedal has a better pedaling feel and the driver can have more precise control over the vehicle's power, which is better than the suspension pedal.

The crossbeam structure under the promotional font indicates that SU7 will use "battery-body integration" technology. Specifically, whether it will use CTB (battery cells integrated into the body) or CTC (battery cells inherited from the chassis), there is no way to judge from the poster. .

Blogger @张康康KK made a detailed diagram, from which many technical details can be seen.

▲SU7 poster interpretation. Picture from: @张康康KK

Unofficial, but fun to watch

There are also some unofficial revelations. Although they have not been confirmed, they are still worth checking out.

Let’s talk about the interior configuration of the car first.

The sound system of SU7 may be OEM-manufactured by Xiaomi itself, as evidenced by real-life photos leaked online some time ago.

Compared with other car companies, Xiaomi's ecosystem should be the most complete among them. Mijia, which can provide intelligent solutions for the whole house, should also show its talents in Xiaomi cars. This will save costs first and secondly, Mijia's The product has another physical space to land in.

However, some hardware must be sourced from other companies, such as chips. There is a high probability that SU7 will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 cockpit chip. Recently, new energy vehicles have successively iterated Qualcomm's latest in-vehicle chips. As Xiaomi's first flagship model, this configuration is still very necessary.

It is a sure thing that the graphics card will use NVIDIA Orin series chips, not only because most trams will use it, but also because it can be fully proved that Xiaomi directly placed the words "Founders Edition" representing NVIDIA on the side of the car and the rear windshield. In the target options column.

Although everyone is using it, Xiaomi is still the first to be so open and honest.

Among the many wordmarks on the outside of the SU7 car, in addition to the conspicuous NVIDIA, there is also a hidden easter egg.

The font of "Beijing Xiaomi" on the rear of the car uses the same font as the "BAIC Motor" logo.

Building cars under the brand name is the traditional route for new forces. Whether it will be taken off in the future is another matter. After all, Weilai waited for 8 years before taking off JAC recently.

The two most anticipated things: Internet and price

Xiaomi Auto’s biggest technical highlights should focus on three aspects:

  • ThePaper OS vehicle system
  • Intelligent driving
  • Three electrical systems

Looking back at several major events that Xiaomi has done this year, it released ThePaper OS and developed its own system from the bottom up; Xiaomi 14 series successfully hit the high-end market; Xiaomi Auto officially announced.

The biggest contribution of ThePaper OS is to connect the software frameworks of MIUI, Vela, Mina and car OS together. All hardware in the Xiaomi ecosystem can be interconnected through ThePaper OS.

At the Mi 14 launch conference, the mobile phone can interact with many hardware in the car, not only the car screen, but also the camera outside the car to share the scenery along the way with family and friends.

Huawei and NIO have already completed the layout of their own ecosystems and implemented a new interactive solution for mobile phones and vehicles.

Will Xiaomi, which has more hardware products, come up with more tricks based on the existing ones? How will Lei Jun implement "a fully ecological intelligent operating system for other cars"? Everyone can wait and see.

▲The new logo of ThePaper OS. Picture from: xiaomi

What was exposed earlier than the ecological layout was Xiaomi Auto’s “smart driving”.

Xiaomi debuted its autonomous driving technology in August last year. In the video, Xiaomi cars performed quite well in all aspects of V2X (Vehicle-to-Road Collaboration). After more than a year of iterations, what other innovative smart driving explorations will there be? It is also a major highlight of this technology conference.

Finally, the pricing that everyone is most concerned about may not be announced at the press conference, because the "technical press conference" may only talk about technology, but it does not prevent us from making bold predictions.

"Basic configuration" and "competitive product pricing" are two important criteria for predicting car prices.

Through the parameters and performance of SU7, it can be seen that its main competitors after its launch include the following models, as well as their respective starting prices:

  • NIO ET5: 298,000
  • Xpeng P7i: 224,000
  • Tesla Model 3: 261,400
  • Ji Krypton 007: 229,900
  • Zhijie S7: 249,800
  • Zhiji LS6: 229,900
  • BYD Han EV: 209,800

The pricing of competitors on the same track almost always fluctuates around 250,000 as the benchmark, so there is a high probability that SU7 will follow this standard.

Spreading the four models flat, according to the industry's traditional "30,000-level upgrade", the following prices can be roughly inferred:

  • Entry model: 219,900
  • Standard model: 249,900
  • Pro model: 279,900
  • Max model: 309,900

Of course, we can also expect that at the official press conference, Lei Jun will shout "To thank Mi Fan for his company, the first 1,000 units of the limited edition will enjoy a discount of 20,000 yuan off the reservation deposit."

In this way, 199,900 is really not a dream, and the myth of "1999" will continue to be written.

However, Lei Jun also gave netizens a price warning yesterday, saying that "Xiaomi SU7 is indeed a bit expensive," which also made the entire network's "cost-effectiveness" speculation more confusing. It may be more expensive than the "expected car price" voted by netizens. few.

According to the latest data from the Passenger Car Association, the domestic retail penetration rate of new energy vehicles exceeded 40.4% for the first time in November, an increase of 4 percentage points from 36% in the same period last year. This means that joint venture brands that are proud of fuel vehicles have been hit hard. The glory is gone and will never be returned.

Such rapid momentum will allow the Chinese automobile market to complete the initial reshuffle in the next two years and establish an order for domestic new energy.

In 2013, the domestic new energy vehicle industry was fully launched. After ten years of development, some car companies have been forgotten for a short time, while some brands are still leading the industry step by step.

On the eve of the end of 2023, Xiaomi has caught the last train of the new trend. However, compared with many tram brands that have already started, the challenges and opportunities Xiaomi faces will be greater than ever before.

Lei Jun, who is betting everything, and Xiaomi Motors, who is pressed for time, will use what kind of product to prove themselves? Tomorrow we will witness it together.

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