XPeng will sell G6 SUV Coupe in Europe shortly

Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has announced the launch of its third model in Europe. The coupé-like electric SUV Xpeng G6, which has been available in China since last year, can be ordered in Europe from May and will hit the road in Q3/2024.

In China, Xpeng launched the G6 last summer as a competitor to the Tesla Model Y. Its prices are considerably lower, starting at 209,000 yuan, the equivalent of around €26,600. Xpeng prices in Europe will be announced at the end of April.

The company has yet to specify in which European countries the model will be available but has said that it plans to enter the German market for the first time next month. From May, customers there can test drive and order the P7 saloon and the G9 SUV from authorized dealers. Probably, the G6 will follow.

The fifth model, a new platform

The G6 is Xpeng’s fifth model. The Chinese electric car manufacturer unveiled the five-seater in April 2023 at Auto China in Shanghai. The coupé-style electric SUV is the first Xpeng model based on the new 800-volt SEPA 2.0 platform.

Rear-wheel drive comes as standard, and customers can opt for an all-wheel drive variant. The base model delivers 190 kW and 440 Nm, the single-engine long-range version 210 kW and 440 Nm, and the all-wheel drive model 350 kW and 660 Nm. In the latter case, it should be possible to accelerate to 100 kph in four seconds. According to Xpeng, all variants can reach speeds of up to 200 kph.


In terms of batteries, buyers of the G6 have the choice between a smaller LFP battery (lithium-iron-phosphate) with 66 kWh, which should enable a WLTP range of up to 435 kilometers, and a larger NCM battery (lithium-nickel-cobalt-manganese) with 87.5 kWh, which should enable a range of up to 570 kilometers according to WLTP.

The large battery is standard in the all-wheel drive model. In terms of charging performance, Xpeng states that the 800-volt architecture ensures fast charging with up to 280 kW. Therefore, the charging process from 10 to 80% should take “less than 20 minutes.” We know from the models already available in China that the battery is integrated directly into the body of the G6.

The Chinese manufacturer mentioned a boot capacity of 571 liters and a wheelbase of 2.89 meters for the G6. The other dimensions are not mentioned, but they are likely to be identical to those of the Chinese model, with a length of 4.75 meters, a width of 1.92 meters, and a height of 1.65 meters, dimensions almost identical to those of the Tesla Model Y.

Well equipped

In the interior, Xpeng opted for high-quality materials. The infotainment system runs on the latest version of the company’s own Xmart OS operating system. The most important driving information is shown on a 10.2-inch display in front of the driver. All other functions can be controlled via a central 15-inch screen.

The SUV comes with a heat pump, a V2L connection, 20-inch wheels with Michelin tires, a large panoramic glass roof, multi-adjustable, heated seats upholstered in artificial leather, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, 4 USB ports, two 50 W induction charging stations for smartphones, a 960 W audio system with 18 speakers and an extensive app library as standard.

The only options available at extra cost are an electrically extendable trailer coupling and an additional range of exterior colors. According to the manufacturer, the G6 can be ordered in Europe starting in May and will be available in European Xpeng stores in the third quarter of this year. Further information on prices and technical data will follow at the end of this month. Every G6 comes with a 7-year or 160,000 km warranty.

XPeng is a global electric vehicle manufacturer founded in 2014 in Guangzhou, China. Its headquarters are in Guangzhou and Amsterdam, and additional offices are in Beijing, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.




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