Xpeng unveils new electric SUV, the G9

Xpeng unveiled a new electric sports utility vehicle, the G9, on Friday.

The G9 is Xpeng’s fourth production model. The company plans to launch the car in China in the third quarter of 2022.

Xpeng said the car is designed for international markets.

Xpeng began shipping its flagship P7 sedan to Norway this year, its first overseas market.

The G9 launch adds a fourth car to Xpeng’s lineup, after the G3 SUV and the P7 and P5 sedans. It’s the second SUV in Xpeng’s portfolio and adds another electric vehicle to that competitive segment of the market.

Xpeng’s G9 will face off against the likes of Tesla’s Model Y, Nio’s ES6 and Li Auto’s Li One.

The G9 will be Xpeng’s first model equipped with Xpilot 4.0, the company’s advanced driver-assistance system, or ADAS, which is slated for rollout in first half of 2023.

Poised as a rival to Tesla’s Autopilot, Xpilot allows the car to carry out semi-autonomous features such as lane switching.

The car will also feature Nvidia’s Orin-X autonomous driving chips.

Xpeng says the G9 will be compatible with its X-Power superchargers, which allow cars to charge up to a 200-kilometer driving range in 5 minutes.

The G9 will also feature Light Detection and Ranging technology, or Lidar.


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