XPeng G9 offers up to 543 HP and is the fastest charging electric SUV in the world


XPeng is one of China’s more interesting automakers and that will continue thanks to the all-new G9.

Six different variants will be available and rear-wheel drive models will have an electric motor producing 308 hp (230 kW / 313 hp) and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque. This allows them to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200 km/h. Models equipped with the standard battery can cover 570 km (354 miles) on the CLTC cycle, while the long-range variant increases that distance to 702 km (436 miles).

Buyers looking for more power and traction can opt for one of three all-wheel drive variants. They have a twin engine powertrain giving them a combined output of 543 hp (405 kW / 551 hp) and 529 lb-ft (717 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the extra momentum, the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time drops to 3.9 seconds, but the top speed remains the same at 124 mph (200 km/h). The four-wheel drive variants also split the difference when it comes to range, as all three can cover 404 miles (650 km) on a single charge.

Also read: XPeng introduces flagship G9 Electric Crossover offered in international markets

Not only does the G9 perform well, but it also features 800V charging technology, making it the “world’s fastest-charging production SUV.” According to the automaker, 480 kW Supercharger stations can give the crossover a range of up to 200 km in just five minutes. This is lightning fast and means the battery can be charged from 10 to 80% in just 15 minutes.

Since we’ve already looked at the G9’s exterior design, let’s just mention that the model is 192.6 inches (4,891 mm) long, 76.3 inches (1,937 mm) wide and 66.1 inches (1,680 mm) high.

Upon entering the cabin, buyers will find a small digital instrument cluster and two 15-inch displays that feature an “interactive 3D user interface based on the Unity3D engine.” Buyers will also find an advanced voice assistant that can respond in milliseconds, control over 600 vehicle functions, and “understand sequential instructions from different passengers without having to be constantly reactivated.”

The five-seater has 660 liters of luggage but can be expanded to 1,576 liters by folding the rear seats. Other highlights include a 28-speaker audio system and an “immersive 5D experience that includes seat vibrations, ambient lighting changes, adjustable climate control and personalized scents when you’re watching a movie, listening to music, or just relaxing.”

Speaking of technology, the G9 is equipped with an advanced second-generation driver assistance system as well as two Nvidia Drive Orin chips that deliver 508 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of processing power. The model also has 31 sensors, a front-facing camera and two LiDAR sensors.

Prices start at 309,900 yen ($43,963 / £38,859 / €44,535) and climb to 469,900 yen ($66,661 / £58,922 / €67,528) for the Launch Edition. Chinese deliveries are set to begin in October, and XPeng reiterated that the G9 was “purposefully” designed for international sales.

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