XPeng has formally launched its extremely anticipated crossover, the G6, in China. Unveiled again in April at Auto Shanghai 2023, the G6 is XPeng’s fifth mannequin because the model started gross sales in 2018.
Undoubtedly the G6 is a direct competitor to the Tesla Mannequin Y. Each automobiles are related in dimension and have CLTC ranges of over 400 miles (which correlates to round 250 miles in the actual world). Nevertheless, the G6 is considerably cheaper than the Mannequin Y. Whereas Tesla’s crossover begins at ¥263,900 ($36,380), the G6 has a base level of solely ¥209,900 ($28,940).
5 variations of the G6 can be found, with the top-of-the-line dual-motor variant retailing at ¥276,900 ($38,180). The twin-motor G6 produces 480 horsepower and may dash from 0-60 miles per hour in simply 3.9 seconds. All variations of the G6 have an electronically restricted prime velocity of 125 mph.
Contained in the G6 has a 15-inch touchscreen powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. There’s room for 5 adults, with the driving force capable of avail of XPeng’s ADAS XNGP help system on longer freeway journeys. Much like most different help programs, the G6 will hold your lane and steer when required. Nevertheless, XPeng guarantees it should finally be capable to deal with complicated city eventualities by way of future Over-The-Air updates.
The XPeng G6 can be provided in Europe at some stage later this yr. At the moment, XPeng affords two fashions in Europe – the G9 SUV and the P7 sedan. The Chinese language agency sells its EVs in Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. XPeng is predicted to broaden to a number of different European nations, similar to France, within the coming months.
In the meantime, a UK entry might happen in 2025. At the moment, there are not any concrete plans for XPeng to broaden to the US. Chinese language automakers usually battle to get a foothold within the American market, with the one viable possibility often being by way of a international subsidiary (e.g. Geely and Volvo/Polestar). That mentioned, manufacturers like XPeng and Nio might change that within the coming years, with each having stable reputations for construct high quality and know-how.