XPeng officially unveils G9 SUV, its first vehicle designed directly for international market - CnEVPostXPeng Motors officially unveiled the G9 SUV, its fourth model and the first to be released after the brand refresh, at the Guangzhou Auto Show, which opened today.
XPeng said the G9 is the company's first vehicle designed directly for the international market, meeting both Chinese and international standards in terms of vehicle safety.
The XPeng G9 will be equipped with the XPOWER 3.0 powertrain with an 800-volt high-voltage SiC electric drive system that can reach maximum efficiency of 95 percent and a combined efficiency of 89 percent.
The vehicle will be equipped with a battery pack with a maximum capacity of 100 kWh and a power density of 2.2 kW/kg. With the 800-volt high-voltage system, the G9's range can be increased by 5 percent compared to the 400-volt system.
The XPeng G9 is China's first production vehicle based on the 800V high-voltage SiC platform, and can get a range of more than 200 kilometers on a five-minute charge, the company said.
The new vehicle's X-EEA 3.0 electrical and electronic architecture will offer sensorless OTA upgrades that take less than 30 minutes each and do not affect the vehicle's normal driving.
The car is equipped with 2 LiDARs under the headlights and will feature the XPILOT 4.0 intelligent driving system.
XPeng did not announce more information during the brief launch, saying its details will be announced at next year's Beijing Auto Show.
The G9 is a mid-size, all-electric SUV with an X Robot Face family design on the front, according to the vehicle shown by XPeng.
The company did not announce its dimensions, but previous reports said the G9 is about 5,000mm long and has a wheelbase of about 3,000mm, and it is expected to be officially launched in the fourth quarter of next year.
In terms of price, rumors previously suggested that the G9 could be priced in the RMB 300,000 to 400,000 range, between the P7, which starts at RMB 229,900, and the P7 Wing edition, which costs RMB 409,900.
In addition, XPeng has launched the X-CERTIFIED official used car service in order to build a trustworthy platform for customers.
G3i 520N+XPeng Motors has added several new trim options to its flagship sedan P7 in the past few months to drive sales, and now the company appears to be embarking on a similar strategy with the G3i SUV.
XPeng recently added two new trim options, the 520G+ and 520N+, to its G3i, which officially goes on sale in July for RMB 167,800 ($26,300) and RMB 187,800, respectively.
In XPeng's model naming system, P stands for the model's highest intelligence rating, followed by E, N and G. The numbers in the names of the different models represent their NEDC range.
XPeng announced the launch of the G3i, a variant of the G3 SUV, on July 9, with a subsidized price range of RMB 149,800 - 185,800.
The company then offered consumers two NEDC range variants, 460km and 520km, with a total of four variants - the G3i 460G priced at RMB 149,800, the G3i 460N at RMB 172,800, the G3i 520G at RMB 165,800, and the G3i 520G at RMB 185,800.
XPeng's new G3i 520G+ and 520N+ models are identical to the others in terms of core specifications, except that they all come standard with 18-inch wheels and Michelin tires.
It's worth noting that while the 520G and 520N models are still displayed on the pre-order page of XPeng's website, they are now shown as "out of stock" and users can no longer view their details.
This means that, at least for now, the 520G and 520N models have been replaced by higher-priced versions, which are expected to increase the average price of the SUV.
This comes after XPeng offered more options for its higher-priced P7 sedan to expand user coverage.
XPeng announced two new versions of the P7 without XPILOT support on September 30, lowering its starting price even further after the lithium iron phosphate version.
In early November, information on XPeng's website showed new 670N+ and 480N+ versions of the P7 model, the first time the company has used the "+" in its model name.
XPeng delivered a record 15,613 units in November, reaching the company's previously mentioned target of 15,000 units.
The XPeng P7 delivered 7,839 units in November, up 187 percent year-on-year and up 30 percent from October. A total of 5,620 units of the XPeng G3 series were delivered in November, up 54 percent from October, according to the company.