The Chinese electric car manufacturerhas presented its fifth model, the G6, at Auto in Shanghai. For the premiere, the company does not spare superlatives – and hints that the Model Y competitor will probably not only be available in China.
The coupé-like E-SUV, which is intended to rival the Tesla Model Y only among others, is the first Xpeng model based on the new 800-volt SEPA 2.0 platform, which the company presented one day before Auto China. Xpeng promises ranges of up to 755 kilometres (according to Chinese standards) for the G6 and a charging speed of ten minutes for 300 kilometres of range.
“This groundbreaking model is expected to set new standards in the mid-sizeSUV segment for intelligent superiority, reliable range, excellent handling and physical comfort,” the company writes.
The battery is integrated directly into the body. Xpeng does not mention concrete key data on the drive power and battery capacity in its announcement but these had already been leaked in March.
Two single-motor versions with 218 kW power (one with LFP and one with NMC batteries) and an all-wheel-drive version with an additional 140 kW motor and NMC batteries will be offered. Prices are expected to be between 200,000 and 250,000 yuan, the equivalent of around 27,000 to 34,000 euros. This is according to the registration application with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published in March.
“G6 is born intelligent, conceived through XPeng’s technological ingenuity and relentless innovation to continuously set new industry standards in the era of smartification,” said He Xiaopeng, chairman and CEO of Xpeng. “We aspire to redefine the mobility experience of a broad customer base with streamlined configurations, outstanding performance, a unified immersive product experience and efficient development iterations.”
The G6 comes in at 4.75 metres in length, 1.92 metres in width and 1.65 metres in height. The wheelbase is given as 2,890 mm. This makes the model almost exactly the same dimensions as the Tesla Model Y, which is only 2.5 centimetres lower.
It is not yet clear when the new model will be available, but Xpeng specifies that the G6 name is for the Chinese market only, thus implying that the battery-electric car could hit the road elsewhere.