Today, XPeng officially launched its third production model, the XPeng P5 smart family sedan, the world’s first production vehicle to implement auto-grade LiDAR technology.
The P5 is immediately available for order in six configurations in China with a recommended retail price range from RMB 157,900 to RMB 223,900 ($24,484 to $34,717). Customer delivery in China will start at the end of October 2021.
He Xiaopeng, Chairman & CEO of Xpeng, commented on the new model, “Now we have made the smart family sedan available in the RMB 200,000 price range, bringing some driver assistance functionality to China’s fast-growing middle-class consumer base.”
The P5 features the most advanced driver assistance hardware system to date, with 32 perception sensors and a one sub-metre high-precision positioning unit. Its automotive-grade LiDAR technology allows for a much more comprehensive and accurate recognition of vehicles, pedestrians, and small obstacles that may be found on the road, in tunnels, at night or even in inclement weather conditions.
The P5’s two double-prism LiDAR units integrate 12 ultrasonic radars, 5 millimeter-wave radars, 13 high-definition cameras and a high-precision positioning unit, to allow 360-degree visual and LiDAR fusion perception of the road environment.
This high-definition auto sensorium is powered by the company’s proprietary XPILOT 3.5 which will enable the expansion of Xpeng’s or Navigation Guided Pilot system, or NGP, to city driving.
Finally, the P5 is fitted with Valet Parking Assist (VPA-L) which enables the vehicle to memorize parking spaces and safely park itself in cross-storey parking situations.
The six versions of P5 provide a choice of NEDC driving range from 460km, up to 550km and 600km. Its 100-kph acceleration is 7.5 seconds, while its 100-0 kph braking distance is 36.5 meters–far shorter than its peers.
The P5’s interior design prioritizes maximum comfort. The interior features Nappa leather upholstery, 110N foam padding, and wider aviation-style headrests all while offering 26 storage compartments and a 450L large trunk, plus an additional 70L compartment.
The P5’s LiDAR units offer recognition of potential obstacles and hazards. The XPILOT system comes with its own driving safety proficiency test, a first in the industry, to ensure that drivers utilize its safety functions to the maximum. Its secondary collision mitigation system minimizes risks of the P5 becoming involved in other traffic accidents.
The 600P and 550P versions, equipped with the XPILOT 3.5 hardware system and dual LiDAR units, will be launched at a RRP of RMB 223,900 and RMB 199,900 respectively, post comprehensive subsidies. The 550E and 460E versions are equipped with the XPILOT 3.0 hardware system, priced at RMB 192,900 and RMB 177,900 respectively. The 550G and 460G versions are on offer at RMB 172,900 and RMB 157,900 respectively.