Xpeng Launches Range-Topping BEVs into Europe

Xpeng hopes to lead the Chinese BEV manufacturer charge into Europe with the launch of sales of two of its range-topping models on the continent.

The automaker has announced the official launch to market of its G9 flagship SUV and the new P7 sports sedan. Both models, currently on show at eCar Expo in Stockholm, are now available for order in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. While far from being cheap, the models will be priced on par with rival products from European and US products with prices starting at €57,990 for the G9 and €49,990 for the P7. For European customers ordering the new models in 2023, Xpeng says it will extend its current five-year/75,000 mile warranty to an offer of seven years/100,000 miles.

Xpeng G9 features a new powertrain system with 800-volt silicon carbide (SiC) platform for ultra-fast charging of up to 300 kW, claiming to allow drivers to add up to 62 miles of range in just five minutes. This makes it possible to charge the 98 kWh battery from 10 % to 80% in just 20 minutes. It claims a range of up to 354 miles on the rating WLTP for the rear-wheel drive Long Range model. The vehicle can be fitted with an electric tow bar, for up to 3,300lbs towed load, to suit European needs.

G9’s all-wheel drive version boasts up to 543bhp with a maximum torque of 528ft-lbs, to claim acceleration from 0–62mph in 3.9 seconds. The dual-chamber air spring system provides a wide range of stiffness adjustments to help the vehicle handle complex road conditions and ensure optimal ride comfort.

The P7 has been optimized with the maximum charging power of up to 175 kW, delivering fast charging from 10% to 80% in 29 minutes. Its range has been improved, claiming to offer up to 357 miles on the WLTP rating for the rear-wheel drive Long Range model. An electric tailgate and soft-closing doors are introduced along with a heat pump and heated steering wheel for more relaxing winter driving in the colder regions of Europe. For the new P7, the all-wheel drive version claims the sprint from 0 to 62mph in 4.1 seconds. Brembo brakes also come as standard, giving drivers an extra level of control.

Brian Gu, vice-chair and president of Xpeng, said: “Xpeng G9 and P7 bring a combination of superior styling, quality, performance and comfort, exemplifying our market-leading technology and innovation. Today also represents a significant milestone as we build our presence in Europe. We believe both vehicles deliver a new level of sophistication and a people-first mobility experience, and will be the electric vehicles of choice for many European customers.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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