As rivalry in China’s new energy vehicle industry heats up, Xpeng introduced a new electric sports utility vehicle on Friday.
Xpeng’s fourth manufacturing model is the G9. According to a source close to the situation, the car would be released in China in the third quarter of 2022. Because the situation is private, the person requested anonymity.
However, the business has stated that the vehicle is intended for worldwide markets. This year, Xpeng began shipping its flagship P7 sedan to Norway, marking the company’s first international market.
In a press statement, Xpeng Co-Founder Henry Xia remarked, “G9 is our first model to be created and developed from the ground up for both the foreign and Chinese markets, bringing our most complex designs to our clients worldwide.”
After the G3 SUV and the P7 and P5 sedans, the G9 is the fourth automobile in Xpeng’s lineup. It’s Xpeng’s second SUV, and it brings another electric car to the market’s competitive class.
Tesla’s Model Y, Nio’s ES6, and Li Auto’s Li One will compete against Xpeng’s G9.
Pricing and range information have yet to be published by the company.
The Xpeng G9 features
The G9 will be the first Xpeng model to have Xpilot 4.0, the company’s advanced driver-assistance technology, or ADAS, which will be available in the first half of 2023.
Xpilot, a competitor to Tesla’s Autopilot, allows the automobile to do semi-autonomous functions like lane switching.
Nvidia’s Orin-X autonomous driving chips will also be used in the vehicle.
The G9, according to Xpeng, will be compatible with its X-Power superchargers, which allow automobiles to charge up to 200 kilometres in 5 minutes.
The G9 will also include Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. These devices fire lasers that bounce back, allowing them to determine distance. The returned beams are analysed by an algorithm to build a three-dimensional image of the world – a critical technology for autonomous vehicles to comprehend their surroundings.