At the International Automobile Exhibition inGuangzhou, China, one of the leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers, XPeng Motors, has presented an electric SUV that has received the G9 marking. This will be the fourth production car of the company.
The brand's first electric vehicle was the 2018 crossoverbadged as G3, followed by the P7 electric sedan in 2019 and the P5 sedan introduced this year, which is positioned as a competitor to the Tesla Model 3, but at a more affordable price.
Numerous insider rumors thatXPeng's next car will be a larger version of the G3 crossover, confirmed last week when XPeng Motors unveiled a full electric SUV badged as the G9. The design of the car is made in a minimalist style, which has already become a good tradition for electric SUVs.
The G9 car is created on the proprietary platform andis based on the new architecture XPeng X-EEA 3.0, which combines software, hardware and communications in an electric vehicle into a single complex. The platform update will be delivered over the air (FOTA) and will take only 30 minutes. The G9 is powered by the new XPower 3.0 unit, which supports 800 V fast charging, allowing the batteries to be recharged in 5 minutes, sufficient to travel 200 km. The energy efficiency of the recharging system is 95%.
The G9 SUV will also receive the latest systemdriver assistance XPILOT 4.0 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), which is as close as possible to a full-fledged autopilot. The system is based on two NVIDIA Tegra Orin-X processors, two LiDAR units built directly into the headlights of a car. According to the developers, the new G9 SUV was developed immediately for the Chinese and global market and meets the highest requirements of the C-NCAP and E-NCAP safety standards, as well as the European Union WVTA vehicle certification standards.
Technical traditional for electric vehiclesspecifications such as autonomous range, battery capacity, interior design and price were not shown for the G9 at the Guangzhou show. The company is expected to reveal more details as it approaches the launch of the car in mass production, which is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.