Chinese EV maker Xpeng Motors has recently uncovered a new flagship SUV to go with an ultra high-power charger to help it. Xpeng disclosed a new electric sports utility vehicle Friday as competition in China’s new energy vehicle market keeps on heightening.
Divulged at China’s Auto Guangzhou exhibition, this smooth G9 crossover lays bare the organization’s international expansion plans – it’s the automaker’s first vehicle to be designed starting from the earliest stage in light of global regulatory compliance in mind.
Set up in 2014, Xpeng has been developing quickly, selling more than 10,000 vehicles per month in its home country, and the organization has been making noises about looking for US sales. Xpeng as of now trades on the New York Stock Exchange and keeps up with stateside bases of operation in Silicon Valley’s Mountain View, California (around the corner from Alphabet’s Waymo), alongside offices in San Diego.
The G9 is Xpengs fourth production model. The organization intends to launch the car in China in the third quarter of 2022, an individual acquainted with the matter told. The individual asked not to be recognized because the matter is confidential.
Be that as it may, the organization likewise said the car is intended for international markets. Xpeng started delivering its flagship P7 car to Norway this year, its first overseas market.
“G9 is our first model to be conceived and developed from the ground up for both the international and Chinese markets, bringing our most sophisticated designs to our customers worldwide,” Xpeng Co-Founder Henry Xia said in a press release.
The G9 launch adds a fourth car to Xpeng’s lineup, after the G3 SUV and the P7 and P5 cars. It’s the second SUV in Xpeng’s portfolio and adds one more electric vehicle to that competitive segment of the market.
Xpeng’s G9 will go head to head against any semblance of Tesla’s Model Y, Nio’s ES6, and Li Auto’s Li-One.
The organization has not released pricing or range subtleties yet.
Xpeng G9 features
The G9 will be Xpengs first model outfitted with Xpilot 4.0, the company’s advanced driver-assistance system, or ADAS, which is scheduled for rollout in the first half of 2023.
Ready as an adversary to Tesla’s Autopilot, Xpilot permits the car to complete semi-autonomous features, for example, lane switching.
Featuring what Xpeng calls “Robot Face” styling and a quartet of LED daytime running lamps intended to inspire the organization’s Polestar-like logo, the organization’s new G9 SUV likewise features a strong horizontal light band across its grille-free nose, alongside tall, neatly surfaced bodysides and 21-inch wheels. Xpeng was among the very first automakers to incorporate lidar into a production vehicle, and the G9 has these laser radar sensors baked right into its headlight assemblies.
Sadly, it will be somewhat longer before Xpeng releases any pictures of the G9’s interior.
Essentially, for the moment, Xpeng isn’t explaining much with regards to the vehicle’s dynamic performance, be it accelerative ability or total range. Instead, the organization is focusing on the G9’s charging performance and its new advanced driver-assist technologies. The G9 might be the youthful automaker’s fourth model, however, it’s simply the first model to consolidate the organization’s X-EEA 3.0 electrical architecture, which is said to be “China’s first 800V high-voltage mass-production SiC platform.” Utilizing the organization’s new 480-kW “supercharging piles” charging stations, the G9 will actually want to add up to 200 kilometers of range – 124 miles – in just five minutes.
The vehicle will likewise feature Nvidia’s Orin-X autonomous driving chips.
Xpeng says the G9 will be viable with its X-Power superchargers, which permit vehicles to charge up to a 200-kilometer driving range in 5 minutes.
The G9 will likewise feature Light Detection and Ranging technology, or Lidar. These systems send out lasers that bounce back to measure distance. Those returning beams are processed by an algorithm to make a three-dimensional representation of surrounding objects — a key technology for autonomous vehicles to comprehend their environment.