Xpeng’s all-electric flagship bows in China
Chinese automaker Xpeng has started selling the G9, its top-of-the-line electric SUV.
The car is 4.9 meters long with 3 meters of wheelbase. In its most basic form, it makes do with one rear-axle motor capable of 313 PS (309 hp / 230 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. With this motor, the G9 sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds and maxes out at 200 km/h (124 mph). The smaller battery available comes CLTC-rated for 570 km (354 miles) of driving, while the larger one yields up to 702 km (436 miles).
Aside from this spec, customers will be choosing from three top trims all equipped with dual electric motors with 551 PS (543 hp / 405 kW) and 717 Nm (529 lb-ft) of torque. The top speed stays unchanged, but at least the car hits 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Only one battery pack is available for the dual-motor version, reportedly good for 650 km (404 miles).
The manufacturer claims the G9 has one of the world’s fastest charging systems. Being based on the 800V architecture, it supports charging stations rated up to 480 kW, meaning a five-minute stay at such a terminal will give you 200 km (124 miles) of range back.
Interior highlights boil down to three displays: a small dashboard and two larger screens in the middle and in front of the front passenger seat. The infotainment system on board recognizes voice commands and uses two Nvidia Drive Orin microchips. As for speakers, you can order up to 28 of them installed in a wide number of configurations.
Finally, there is a Level 2+ self-driving system on board powered by two LiDARs, 31 sensors and a front-facing camera.
Prices start at 309,900 and go all the way up to 469,900 Yuan. Later on, the car will make it to other markets, Xpeng says.
Editor Andrew Raspopov