Today, Xiaopeng officially launched the G9 and the new P7 in Europe. The G9 is already familiar to everyone, so let’s focus on the changes of the new P7.
The new P7 has three models available in Europe, with prices ranging from 49,990 to 69,990 euros, which is approximately 367,000 to 514,000 RMB. There are three versions to choose from: rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, and “Peng Wing” edition.
The biggest difference in appearance between the new and old P7 models is undoubtedly the addition of a laser radar to the headlights, and a total of 29 sensors throughout the vehicle, enabling its advanced driving assistance capabilities to compare with the G9 Max version.
The side profile of the new P7 is almost identical to the old version, with the only noticeable difference being a silver decorative piece added to the rearward camera on the side fender, as well as the addition of electric suction doors. The new version’s dimensions are almost the same as the old model, with the exception of the length increased from 4,880 mm to 4,888 mm.
The biggest difference in the rear of the car compared to the old model is the addition of a physical switch button for the trunk lid above the license plate, as well as the addition of an electric tailgate, which solves the problem of inconvenience in the previous models. In addition, the taillights are larger than the old model and echo the headlights.
The interior has undergone significant changes compared to the old model, with the steering wheel now the same as the G9’s. The center console’s storage space has also been designed similar to the G9, eliminating the awkward positioning of the wireless charging area. In addition, the car still uses the Danish audio system, with a maximum power of 860 W.
According to the previous news from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the maximum power of the motor in the rear-drive version of the new P7 is 203 kW, and the four-wheel-drive version adds a front motor with a power of 145 kW on this basis. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h has been improved from 4.3 seconds in the old model to 4.1 seconds.
There are also changes in the charging of the new P7. The peak charging power has increased from the original 90 kW to 175 kW. According to the previous news from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the battery pack size of the new P7 has also increased to 86.2 kWh. The WLTP range of the rear-drive version has reached 576 kilometers.
At first glance, the new P7 seems to have no significant changes compared to the old model, but on closer inspection, there are indeed many improvements. The addition of a physical switch for the trunk and electric tailgate, and the redesign of the wireless charging board, are all improvements made by Xiaopeng after collecting issues that had been criticized by numerous users.
The addition of power-assisted doors also makes the new P7 one of the few models in the price range of 200,000 yuan with this feature. In addition, a larger battery and faster charging power are also improvements to address the pain points of users concerning electric vehicle range.
It is still unclear what the domestic price of the new P7 will be, but if it is the same as the rear-drive/four-wheel-drive versions of the old model, then the P7 may once again see a surge in sales.
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