Xpeng Motors is set to put up its flagship SUV – the G9 – for presale on August 10. Billed to begin deliveries in September, the SUV was first unveiled at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show, and as early as August 3, prospective users of the SUV had gotten prompts on how to make reservations.
On the other hand, XPeng Chairman, He Xiaopeng, released a teaser video on Chinese microblogging platform, Weibo.
Xiaopeng’s 30-second video also revealed some details about the car’s interior such as the premium leather seats, Dynaudio sound system, hidden door handles, and electric suction doors.
In a related development, the XPeng Motors App had a malfunction which allowed users to get a sneak peek into what the SUV’s interior holds. Screenshots from the app show three display screens in the car. The first is a full LCD instrument panel, while the other two are large screens placed side by side.
This is no different from the design found in earlier spy shots. Additionally, the steering wheel adopts a double-spoke flat-bottomed design, and we also spotted two wireless charging panels for mobile phones, cupholders and Dynaudio speakers. Also from the images, there’s no sight of a button on the center panel.
The G9 is a midsize SUV built on XPeng’s X-EEA 3.0 platform and equipped with the Xpilot 4.0 assisted driving system. The new SUV measures 4891 mm and 1937mm in length, width respectively. Depending on the trim, the height could be 1680 mm or 1670 mm. It also has a wheelbase spanning 2988 mm, and its curb weight is 2335/2355 kg.
According to the announcement, the XPeng G9 will come with two tire specifications: 255/55 R19 and 255/45 R21. Optional features include dual-color body paint, lidar, and an electronic rear tow hook.
For power, the G9 will be equipped with a dual-motor four wheel drive setup.While the front motor churns out 175 kW, the rear motor will be capable of 230 kW. This will push the SUV to a top speed of 200 km/h and a driving range of over 700 km.Available in four-wheel and two-wheel drive variants, the SUV will be able to do 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds.
The G9 is Xpeng’s fourth production model and will follow the E-NCAP and C-NCAP safety design standards.With its XPower 3.0 battery technology package, the G9 will come with an 800V high voltage Silicon Carbide (SiC) system that can be charged by XPeng’s 480 kW supercharging piles. Armed with this the SUV will be able to get enough juice for 200 km when charged for just five minutes.
Source: Mydrivers, Weibo