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Xiaomi in Talks w/ Tesla for Php290K-worth Mini Car




Although Xiaomi has seen huge success in the smartphone industry, they have a ton of non-tech products in their portfolio that are available in some parts of the globe. However, it seems that the Chinese company is about to embark on a new venture which, according to rumor-mongers, involves a mini car dubbed as Mistla that is believed to be retailed for only 39,999 Yuan or under 290K in our local currency.

According to GizChina, speculations about the Mistla started when people started seeing Tesla bigwigs with their Tesla cars at Xiaomi offices in Beijing, China.

Xiaomi Mistla
Mock-up of the Xiaomi Mistla inspired by the Toyota Aygo design

As one would assume, the rumor spread like wildfire and it has reached Chinese newswires which confirmed that Xiaomi has, indeed, been in talks with China-based car manufacturers for a possible four-seater, A-segment vehicle similar to a Hyundai i10.

Nothing is official at the time of writing, so it’s best to take these speculations lightly. But if this rumor turned out to be true, and Xiaomi brought this mini-car to our shore, is the Xiaomi Mistla something that would tickle your fancy? Share your thoughts in the comments field below.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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12 Responses

  1. FPPD says:

    if its electric/hybrid. why not?

  2. Easy E says:

    Do we have legislation already with the use of non-gas based vehicle? (tinatamad ako mag-google) I heard electric scooters are still classified as like bikes, which are exempted from motorcycle laws like registrations, helmet use, etc.
    I also heard that MVP (of PLDT/Smart) has a tesla car and he cannot use it here. With that price of electric/hybrid cars from Xiaomi, i’m sure traffic will be worse here in PH.

  3. lol says:

    lazada lang mag bebenta nito.

  4. Sam says:

    smartcar ba itey? pwidey.

  5. ewanlangha says:

    if they want to sell it here they should be fitted with 22 inch wheels
    with ground clearance of about 2 feet, just incase

  6. none says:

    powered by 3150 mah battery.

  7. jB says:

    If this is true, and that would be amounting to below 290k, I possibly buy one, hehehe.. Magaling gumawa si Xiaomi like their mi3 and powerbank.. i have them both,,nice talaga yung item and very much affordable than others with same specs.

  8. wew says:

    Wait, 290K?! Duda ako sa kung paano ang ang magiging kalalabasan nito. Take for example ung Chery QQ, kung di ako nagkakamali 350K ang price nun dito(mas mahal pa sa rumored price ng xiaomi) pero napakadaming problema tulad ng quality issues(madaming manufacturer’s defects, very poor aftersales service), safety issues(sobrang baba ng safety rating), performance issues,etc. Isa pa ay electric car to,kaya mas mahal ang manufacturing costs(R&D costs) ng electric cars kumpara sa isang gasoline-powered car na may 1.0cc na makina, unless gawin nilang kasing basic ng Tata Nano itong Xiaomi car.

  9. Trix says:

    290K tapos +tax at kung anu-ano, ano po?

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