After the P7, already sold in Europe, Xpeng today presents its new electric SUV called the G9. Equipped with an 800 volt system, it only requires 15 minutes of charging to fill your battery with fast charging.
Founded in 2014, like its rival Nio, the Chinese brand Xpeng currently sells three models, namely the G3, P5 and P7. These are also the manufacturer’s first models to be sold in Europe, whilethey have been available in Norway for some time now. But now another vehicle has just been officially presented by the manufacturer. Like the G3, it is an SUV, this time called the G9, which will play the role of the brand’s flagship.
Displaying a length of 4.90 meters to 1.94 meters in width and 1.68 meters in height
, this newcomer to the range is a cute baby, situated between the Tesla Model Y and Model X in terms of dimensions. Featuring a refined style in line with the other models in the catalogue, it offers very thin LED optics, as well as a full grille framed by large air intakes, while imposing shielding completes the ensemble.
The back is massive and dressed in a wide strip of light that extends to the sides. Designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, the new G9 also benefits from handles integrated into the bodywork. A solution adopted by many brands, such as Mercedes with its EQS, among others.
A spacious and technological interior
On board, the presentation is very modern, while the electric SUV is equipped with a huge 14.96-inch digital dashboard. It is notably equipped with the Unity3D system developed by the brand, displaying the environment around the car in three dimensions and in high resolution, to facilitate maneuvers, as the brand explains in its press release. The vehicle is also equipped with an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant capable of controlling over 600 functions.
But that’s not all, because the five occupants the electric SUV can accommodate also benefit from the Xopera system, including no less than 18 speakers. This device also offers passengers an immersive atmosphere, namely by varying the ambient lighting, temperature or even diffusing perfume.
A 220V outlet providing up to 2200 watts of power is also included., enabling the supply of various electrical objects thanks to the V2L system, also called bidirectional charging. The trunk volume varies between 660 and 1,576 liters when the rear seat is folded down. Front seats can also be added to create even more space.
Advanced autonomous driving
This new Xpeng G9 is also the second vehicle of the brand, after the P5, to be equipped with the autonomous driving technology called NGP (City Navigation Guided Pilot). Rivaling Tesla’s FSD system, the Chinese brand’s system is currently in testing and can be used in urban areas.
Operating thanks to a LiDAR (like the future Volvo EX90), can also be used on the road and support overtaking and manage the distance with other cars. He can choose the most suitable lane and adjust the vehicle speed according to the situation. If this autonomous driving system is not available before 2023, the SUV can be equipped with it via an OTA remote update.
ultra fast charging
But one of the specifics of this new Xpeng G9 is its record charging time, while the brand claims thatIt is the fastest charging electric car on the market. Depending on the version, the SUV is equipped with batteries supplied by EVE, CALB and CATL, while offering an 800-volt architecture like the Kia EV6 or Hyundai Ioniq 5.
According to Xpeng, the most advanced version, 4C, can recover up to 200 kilometers CLTC in five minutes and go from 10 to 80% in just 15 minutes on the brand’s recently launched 480 kW S4 terminals. Variation 3C performs the same exercise in 20 minutes. The SUV then displays a range of between 570 and 702 kilometers according to the Chinese CLTC cycle, more optimistic than our European WLTP.
In total, no less than six versions will be offered in the range of the new Xpeng G9, with two- or four-wheel drive variants. While they all have a top speed of 200 km/h, performance varies widely. The 570G, 570E and 570E rear-wheel drive versions reach 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, while the 650E, 650X and 650X Launch Edition versions take just 3.9 seconds to perform the same exercise. For comparison, the Tesla Model Y Performance takes 3.7 seconds.
What price and release date for Xpeng G9?
The first deliveries of the Xpeng G9 are scheduled for October in China
. No dates have been announced yet for Europe, while brand president Brian Gu pointed to electrek that the Chinese market was the priority for now to satisfy all customers. From next year, Production should reach 10,000 units per month.
The company is considering a European launch, likely starting with Norway. The electric SUV starts from 309,900 yuan, or the equivalent of 44,369 euros according to the current exchange rate. The most efficient version starts at 469,900 Yuan, or around 67,277 euros.
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