Author: Guo Hehe
Before the G9 came out, the hot selling of XPeng P7 set the tone for the upward trend of the XPeng brand. It’s not an exaggeration to call XPeng P7 XPeng’s first pot of gold.
For a traditional brand, 3 years is the shortest development cycle for a revamped model, but for a new energy brand, 3 years is enough for them to be replaced.
As one of the most important models in the XPeng family, the road of P7’s facelift and replacement did not go so fast. Instead of being replaced, it was honestly redesigned to solve the pain points mentioned by users one by one.
Although it is a facelift, there are really a lot of changes this time, which is enough to “betray” old car owners.
In terms of appearance, the new car looks basically the same, because the main changes are in the replacement of new headlights and the addition of two laser radars, which are integrated into the position of the headlights on both sides. Therefore, there is not much difference in appearance compared to the old model if you don’t look closely.
XPeng P7’s design itself is a sedan with a sports car style, which is still in line with the trend today. Keeping the original design style of the new model is actually quite good rather than making arbitrary changes.
As for the laser radar, XPeng has placed it on the front bumper of all models. As the saying goes, it looks much better to integrate it into the design than to add horns on the top, but the collision risk is indeed high.
Looking carefully at the side of XPeng P7i, although the appearance has not changed much, the configuration has quietly improved a lot, with the addition of electric suction doors and rear privacy glass.
The new P7i from XPeng Motors comes equipped with a brand new 19-inch sport-style wheel rim, paired with Michelin’s PS4 sport tires. It is said that the handling of P7i will be improved compared to the current P7 model.
The design of the rear end is consistent with the old model, but the problem of old car owners always having to run to the trunk or use the car key to open the trunk has been solved. This time, the XPeng P7i has not only added a trunk opening button outside the car, but also an induction electric tailgate.
However, the button for this electric tailgate has a shape similar to that of an ultrasonic radar, and some users may need some time to find it at first.
Compared to the appearance, the new model has been upgraded in all aspects of the interior.
Firstly, the central control screen goes without saying. It is equipped with the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip, which operates smoothly with the voice assistant Xiao P, who is still as smart as ever. This year, the Snapdragon 8155 is like the Snapdragon 8gen2 in the mobile phone industry. Without this chip, one can’t even claim to have a flagship device.
Below the central control screen, the XPeng P7i has added a vertical wireless charging pad, which is similar to the Model 3 and is quite convenient to use.
The ergonomics of the old model have always been criticized, as it is difficult to find a suitable sitting posture, and sitting for too long may result in back pain and leg soreness. The new seats have been redesigned and have a delicate and advanced feel with Nappa leather. The seat wings provide a certain sense of wrapping and lateral support, making for a better driving experience.
In terms of power, the new model has also made good improvements compared to the old one. The front motor of the two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions has been replaced with an induction asynchronous motor with a maximum power of 203kW and a maximum torque of 440N·m. Compared with the current model, the power has increased by 7kW and the torque has increased by 50N·m, which can further improve the acceleration ability. Therefore, it should feel more agile when driving than the current model.
The officially announced 0-100 km/h acceleration results have confirmed my speculation. It is reported that the two-wheel drive version’s 0-100 km/h acceleration has been improved from the previous 6.7 seconds to 6.4 seconds, and the four-wheel drive version’s 0-100 km/h acceleration has been improved from 4.3 seconds to 3.9 seconds, barely making it to the three-second-club.
Although it did not use the 800V architecture on the G9 platform, the battery capacity has increased by 5 kWh and the charging time has been greatly reduced. It only takes half an hour to charge from 10% to 80%. In ideal conditions, the two-wheel drive model can add 240 km of range in ten minutes, and the four-wheel drive model can add 210 km of range.
In terms of product strength, as long as the pricing of the XPeng P7i is reasonable and sold for a similar price to the current model, and achieves more quantity but at no extra cost, it can still help XPeng recover its current sales decline.
Let me tell you secretly that there is no need to draw conclusions so early. We have already experienced the dynamic part of this car, and the video will be released in a few days. Friends who are interested in this car can stay tuned to our channel.
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