XPeng Inc. officially launched its new P7i sports sedan for the Chinese market, with significant upgrades in driver assistance, smart cockpit, performance and charging efficiency.
Pricing of the new P7i starts at RMB 249,900 and delivery will kick off in March for customers in China.
“The P7i exemplifies our pursuit of excellence, and is the latest refinement of our vision of smart mobility,” said Mr. He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of XPENG. “The P7i is bringing major upgrades to our highly successful P7 model, already enthusiastically received by customers. With the P7i, we are now delivering the world’s most advanced smart driving EV technologies to the world’s largest auto market.”
A Step Up in Smart Driving. Comprehensive Upgrades.
The new P7i is equipped with XPENG’s proprietary XNGP architecture – the all-scenario driver assistance system, capable of performing City NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot), enhanced Highway NGP and LCC (Lane Centering Control) functions, as well as the industry’s first mass-produced cross-level parking assistance VPA (Valet Parking Assist).
Its intelligent capabilities are supported by a superior hardware platform, consisting of dual-LiDAR units and dual NVIDIA DRIVE Orin-X SoCs capable of up to 508 TOPS of computing power (MAX & WING versions) – a 17-fold increase from the previous models. Powered by a 31-sensor architecture with an enhanced 360° perception capability, the P7i is designed to achieve L4 ADAS functions in certain scenarios.
With a Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P chipset powering XPENG’s proprietary Xmart OS 4.0 operating system, the P7i’s all-scenario Voice Assistance 2.0 provides real-time, continuous voice command recognition, covering all four seating positions within the cockpit. The smart cockpit is complemented by a full touch-enabled in-car infotainment system. Control and driving experience are optimized through a Surrounding Reality (SR) dashboard display, which provides a 360° simulation of the surrounding road and environment conditions.
Enhanced Performance. Higher Efficiency.
The new P7i offers a host of refinements and improvements in powertrain engineering and precision mechanics.
The P7i has the highest peak torque in its class at 757 Nm, and accelerates in just 3.9s from 0 to 100 km/h ((610MAX & 610WING Performance versions) – outperforming even some sports car models. The four-wheel drive torque distribution system can transfer four-wheel torque in about 20 ms. With up to 702 km CLTC range, the P7i can fast charge to secure another 240 km of range in just ten minutes.
Refinement of the P7i’s streamlining has lowered the drag coefficient to just 0.236 Cd, while the 33.3 meters braking distance at 100km/h is secured with Brembo four-wheel brake hubs and Brembo front four-piston calipers. All of this comes wrapped up in an exterior using XPENG’s “Dynamic Aesthetics” design language that creates a more energized sports silhouette.
Performance of the P7i is further optimized by an X-HP 2.0 integrated thermal management system. With a maximum cooling capacity of 8.5kW – 88.9% higher than previous models – the new P7i can easily maintain a speed of 190km/h for 30 minutes continuously, without the risk of battery or engine overheating. The X-HP 2.0 system optimizes driving range by as much as 15% in winter conditions.
Upgraded Interior. Superior Styling.
The P7i cockpit interior enjoys a comprehensive upgrade, with new steering wheel, central control and sub-dashboard designs. The seating has improved ergonomics and seat angles, with Nappa leather finishing in a subtle light gray color scheme. The P7i’s interior audio is supported by a 7.1.4 Dolby Atoms system boasting 20 speakers. Its sophistication and environmental credentials are expressed on the outside by an exclusive Kaitoke green exterior finish, unique to this model.
Expanding Charging Networks
XPENG is significantly scaling up its charging networks in China and expects to upgrade 180 supercharging stations to carry S4 480kW ultra-fast chargers. The upgraded S4 480kW charging facilities will be compatible with the new P7i’s maximum charging power, significantly enhancing charging efficiency.
Pricing and Delivery
Delivery of the new P7i to customers in China will kick off in March. Prices for the various configurations available in China are as follows:
|702Pro||702Max||610Max Performance||610Wing Performance|
|XPILOT + Orin-X SoC||XNGP + Dual Orin-X SoCs||XNGP + Dual Orin-X SoCs||XNGP + Dual Orin-X SoCs|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P||Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P||Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P||Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P|
|X-HP 2.0 integrated thermal management system||X-HP 2.0 integrated thermal management system||X-HP 2.0 integrated thermal management system||X-HP 2.0 integrated thermal management system|
|Smart 4WD Torque Distribution System||Smart 4WD Torque Distribution System|
|Continuous Damping Control (CDC)|