Xpeng unveiled its new G9 flagship smart SUV at the 19th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition on Friday. Incorporating the automotive firm’s latest state-of-the-art software architecture and hardware platform, the G9 is the company’s fourth production model, and the first to have been conceived and designed from the outset for both domestic Chinese and international markets.
The front profile of the G9 has the immediately recognizable Xpeng X Robot Face, complete with Xpeng’s characteristic daytime running light design. The G9 integrates two LiDAR units directly into the headlights, merging cutting-edge technology with elegant design.
The G9 is Xpeng’s first production model to incorporate the groundbreaking X-EEA 3.0 electronic architecture, the latest XPILOT 4.0 advanced driver assistance system and the new generation XPower 3.0 powertrain and supercharging system.
XPILOT 4.0 will be the first to deliver full-scenario assisted smart driving from vehicle start-up to parking. The technology is built on a new-generation hardware platform, with 508 TOPS ECU computing power supported by two Orin-X autonomous driving SoC (System-on-the-Chip) units, an 8-million-pixel front-view binocular camera and 2.9-million-pixel side-view cameras, as well as a highly integrated and expandable domain controller.
The G9 boasts Xpeng’s new-generation XPower 3.0 powertrain system with China’s first 800V high-voltage mass-production SiC platform, which is able to charge for a range of up to 200 km in just five minutes, with a maximum energy efficiency of over 95%.
To fully optimize the utility of the 800V SiC platform, Xpeng is also rolling out lightweight 480 kW high-voltage supercharging piles, with 670A+ flow rate capacity, IP67 protection, and safety monitoring.
The G9 is purposefully built with an international perspective, compliant with the C-NCAP and E-NCAP 5-star safety design standards, and the stringent EU WVTA vehicle certification standards.
“Our G9 flagship smart SUV is an essential part of our exploration of smarter, safer, greener and sustainable mobility,” said He Xiaopeng, CEO and Chairman of Xpeng.
The G9 meets the requirements for EU 3R certification, an international benchmark for environmental protection requirements, with a reusability rate of over 85%, and a recyclable rate of over 95%.
The G9 will be China’s first model to implement a Gigabit Ethernet communications architecture, supporting multiple communication protocols, allowing vehicles to transmit and receive big data faster.
Benefiting from its ability to synchronously upgrade multiple domain controllers, G9’s firmware OTA upgrade can be completed in as little as 30 minutes without interrupting the vehicle operation or driving function. Once the G9 restarts, upgraded features will be fully implemented, achieving a seamless OTA experience.