Xpeng unveiled the G9 sports tool at the Guangzhou Motor Show on Friday 19. November 2021. It is Xpeng’s fourth production model and second SUV.
GUANGZHOU, China – Xpeng unveiled a new electric sports car on Friday as competition in China’s new energy car market continues to intensify.
G9 is Xpeng̵[ads1]7;s fourth production model. The company plans to launch the car in China in the third quarter of 2022, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. The respondent can not be identified because the case is confidential.
But the company also said that the car is designed for international markets. Xpeng started sending the flagship P7 sedan to Norway this year, the first foreign market.
“The G9 is our first model conceived and developed from the ground up for both the international and Chinese markets, bringing our most sophisticated designs to our customers worldwide,” Xpeng co-founder Henry Xia said in a press release.
The G9 launch adds a fourth car to the Xpeng range, after the G3 SUV and P7 and P5 sedans. It is the second SUV in Xpeng’s portfolio and adds another electric vehicle to the competitive segment of the market.
Xpeng’s G9 will face off against the likes of Tesla’s Model Y, Nios ES6 and Li Autos Li One.
The company has not released price or sample details yet.
Xpeng G9 features
Xpeng says the G9 will be compatible with the X-Power superchargers, which allow cars to charge up to 200 kilometers in 5 minutes.
The G9 will also have Light Detection and Ranging technology, or Lidar. These systems emit lasers that bounce back to measure distance. These returning rays are processed by an algorithm to create a three-dimensional representation of surrounding objects – a key technology for autonomous vehicles to understand the surroundings.