Chinese startup Xpeng Motors has added a third production model to its product range, the P5 compact sedan. Recall that until now the Xpeng lineup consisted of the compact G3 crossover and the P7 executive sedan.
The manufacturer calls the novelty a fastback for the sloping roof shape. The EV features flush-fitting door handles, charging ports on both front fenders, and LED optics that stretch along the full width of the car at the front and rear.
The length of the P5 is 4,808 mm and the wheelbase is 2,768 mm. It is very strange that the developers did not make the distance between the axles larger, since even the smaller Tesla Model 3 (4694 mm) has 2875 mm.
The cabin has a digital instrument panel and a 15.6-inch center tablet. A built-in refrigerator and panoramic roof are available as an option, and the front seats can be folded back completely (this is called sleep mode).
The Xpeng P5 has advanced autonomous driving capabilities. With the help of two frontal lidars, the car is able to recognize pedestrians and cyclists, not to mention other vehicles. The rest of the system includes 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5mm radars, and 13 high-definition cameras.
The Chinese company calls its XPILOT 3.5 autopilot the most advanced among mass-produced cars, but does not provide details yet.
The power of the electric motors and the capacity of the batteries have not yet been published: these data will be announced by Xpeng during the presentation of the P5, which will take place on April 19 at the Shanghai Auto Show. Prices will also be announced there.