XPeng shares new features of G9 SUV ahead of September launch

Chinese electric vehicle automaker XPeng Motors has shared additional details about its upcoming G9 SUV, a vehicle it calls “the world’s fastest-charging mass-produced EV”. We also get a first look at the G9’s interior, which will feature XPeng’s Xopera immersive multimedia system. As a result, nearly 23,000 people booked the upcoming SUV within the first 24 hours.

Xiaopeng, aka XPeng Motors, continues to grow its electric vehicle (and eVTOL) lineup as one of the most prominent automakers in China, having only entered the segment in 2018 with its G3 SUV.

The G3 was soon joined by the P7 sedan in 2019, and both EVs have remained mainstays of XPeng’s fleet. The automaker has since expanded overseas, selling both electric vehicles in Europe, starting with Norway.

XPeng’s third electric vehicle was the P5, which debuted last summer and was expected to join the other models in Europe in addition to China, but the automaker suspended those plans last June, citing constraints from the Supply Chain.

Following rumors circulating in late 2021 about what XPeng’s next EV offering would be, the automaker has officially announced the G9 – an all-electric SUV that could top up 200km of range in just 5 minutes.

At the time, we learned that the G9 would arrive as XPeng’s most advanced electric vehicle to date and the first to be designed from the ground up for Chinese and international markets to meet safety standards. five stars C-NCAP and E-NCAP. design standards, as well as EU WVTA vehicle certification standards.

We also learned that the G9 will feature XPeng’s ultra-advanced ADAS X-PILOT 4.0, capable of full scenario-assisted driving thanks to its Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP). While we’ve learned a lot about the G9, we haven’t gotten any details on its interior design, nor any slant on estimated range or delivery times.

Following a press release from XPeng today, we are doing it now.

Source: XPeng Engines

XPeng G9 collects 23,000 reservations in the first 24 hours

XPeng Motors this morning shared a slew of new details about its G9 SUV ahead of its official launch in China in September. Many of the details were a recap of what we learned in November, but there’s a lot of new and exciting stuff to unveil here, so let’s dig in, starting from the inside.

As you can see from the image above, the interior of the G9 is all about immersive design and quality materials. The seats are Nappa leather (tsk tsk, XPeng, not durable!) and their outward design towards the door panels was based on the Fibonacci sequence.

The G9’s cabin will also feature XPeng’s Xopera multimedia system, which promises a 5D experience. The automaker explains:

Xopera simulates acoustic insulation at the level of a concert hall using a Dynaudio Confidence audio system containing 28 loudspeakers that produce a total power of 2250W. Xopera is the company’s proprietary multimedia system, designed to create a unique and immersive in-cabin experience. With the application of Dolby Atmos audio technology, hardware and software work in tandem to deliver an immersive 5D experience. Users will experience seat vibrations, ambient lighting changes, air conditioning and in-car fragrances in addition to premium sound when watching a movie, listening to music or just relaxing.

Source: XPeng Motors/Weibo

Super fast charging speeds

As originally promised in the fall, XPeng continues to promote impressive charging speeds in the G9. The SUV features XPeng’s new powertrain system and what it calls “China’s first 800V silicon carbide (SiC) mass production platform.” XPeng says the G9 will be able to do up to 200 km (124 mi) of range in as little as five minutes, but that’s a CLTC rating.

Additionally, we learned that the G9 will offer a maximum range of 702 km (436 mi), but that’s also by CLTC standards. Still, XPeng says the G9 lineup leads the entire midsize SUV class. Moreover, XPeng shared that the G9 has a maximum engine power of 405 kW (front: 175 kW; rear: 230 kW) and a maximum torque of 717 Nm. It can also accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). ) in about three seconds.

What may be most appealing, however, are the new 480kW S4 compressors that XPeng continues to tease. When asked, the automaker wouldn’t share what charge rate the G9 and its 800V platform could achieve on any of these batteries or when the rollout begins, so stay tuned for more. more because we are very intrigued to know more.

The last big feature to expect in the G9 is its full-scenario Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Here are some of its specifications:

  • 31 LiDAR sensors, two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin-X intelligent assisted driving chips, Gigabit Ethernet communication architecture and up to 508 TOPS of computing power
  • Industry’s first mass-produced interactive 3D user interface system
    • Dual 14.96″ screen equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip
    • Primary and secondary screens can be switched and shared seamlessly
    • A 3D multimedia system projects the real world onto the screen, providing real-time feedback while driving
  • An all-new voice assistant that responds to dialogue from all four zones of the car with millisecond response times

Reservations are now open and have already reached nearly 23,000, according to XPeng’s Weibo page. That’s a pretty impressive number considering XPeng has yet to share what the G9 will cost.

The official launch of the G9 and the opening of official orders are expected in September, with deliveries to China beginning in the fourth quarter. There are also plans to deliver the G9 to European markets, but XPeng has yet to share relevant details of that rollout.

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