The Chinese company Xpeng Motors, which entered the market in the seventeenth year, unveiled its third model, the P5 electric sedan. The novelty is made in the same style as the previously shown compact crossover G3 and large sedan P7.
Compared to the latter, the Xpeng P5 has a simpler body with hinged doors (on the “seven”, the front doors go up). A solid glass roof is also not allowed for the novelty, although the developers have provided for a “window” with a sliding curtain.
Depending on the configuration, the car can be delivered on 17- or 18-inch wheels. The drag coefficient Cd is declared at 0.223.
The sedan has a 12.3-inch dashboard screen and a 15.6-inch infotainment tablet. By the way, the latter has a new shell Xmart OS 3.0 of its own design and supports updates “over the air”. The seats can be upholstered in nappa leather, while the front seats are electrically operated.
The platform for the new Xpeng P5 is again a simpler one and is largely unified with the G3 crossover. The car is equipped with an uncontested front-wheel drive and rear semi-independent suspension.
In terms of dimensions, the “five” is not so much inferior to the flagship P7. In length it reaches 4 808 mm (- 72), and in width – 1840 mm (- 56). But the difference in wheelbase is significant: on the younger version, there are only 2,768 mm (- 230) between the axles. Trunk volume is declared at 450 liters.
The Chinese sedan is equipped with a 211 hp electric motor. (310 Nm), but there are several traction batteries to choose from. The model is based on lithium iron phosphate with a capacity of 55.9 kWh, with which the power reserve reaches 460 km (according to the outdated NEDC cycle).
The other two batteries are lithium-ion. The first of them has a capacity of 66.2 kWh and is capable of providing up to 550 km of run. The capacity of the second is 71.4 kWh, and the range is 600 km.
In the base, the sedan has adaptive cruise control, while the richer versions have the XPilot 3.0 autopilot. Top-end versions can boast of the XPilot 3.5 system (for the first time on Chinese-made cars).
In terms of its functionality, the latter more than meets the third level of autonomy – it can not only drive a car on the highway, but also park itself.
For the performance of this system, two lidars located at the corners of the front bumper, five millimeter radars, twelve ultrasonic sensors and thirteen cameras are responsible. Plus, the autopilot is able to “communicate” with the navigator.
In China, the new XPeng P5 can already be ordered at a preliminary price of 25 to 35 thousand dollars (from 1.85 to 2.6 million rubles at the current exchange rate), but the shipment of the first cars to customers will begin only in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Note that in parallel, the company is thinking about entering the European market. Moreover, the Chinese have found an importer in Russia.