The photos show that overall layout is still the same as the current one. It is equipped with a full LCD instrument panel, an integrated central control screen and a passenger entertainment screen. At the same time, its white appearance makes the interior look simple. In addition, the car removed most of the chrome-plated decorative parts, while the wireless charging panel for the phones was replaced with a double air-cooler.
The new version is still equipped with multi-color ambient lights and the seats are made of perforated leather. Seats are expected to provide ventilation, heating and massage. However, the steering wheel of the new G9 is still in line with the current model and does not use the same model as the G6. In addition, many people complain about no HUD in the cabin.
Xpeng’s flagship SUV was part of many reports on the recent deal between Volkswagen and Shenzhen EV manufacturer. The German car maker bought the electronic and electric architecture of the SUV, named Edward. the platform was used to build G9 and Chinese car maker’s sedan, P7. Xpeng’s latest model, G6, wass built on the new platform Smart Electric Platform Architecture (SEPA) 2.0.
Despite being the star of recent breaking news, G9 sales have been disappointing for the manufacturer. Despite clear advantages of the SUV, unclear market positioning, complex stock keeping unit division and other reasons affected G9’s sales. Since the market entry in September last year, the EV sold a total of 13,500 G9s as of the end of June, far below the company’s original expectation of monthly sales of 10,000 units.
The current version is a mid-size SUV. It is built on 4891/1937/1680 mm chassis with a wheelbase of 2998 mm, which makes it smaller than the BMW X5. The entry-level G9 is powered by a 78.2 kWh LFP battery that enables a 570 km (CLTC). The RWD version also has a long-range version, equipped with a 98-kWh battery and a 702 km range. The G9 4WD has the same 98-kWh battery, but its range is limited to 650 km due to higher energy consumption.