XPeng has unveiled the all-new P5, ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show.
Set to become the brand’s third production vehicle, the P5 is an electric fastback that follows in the footsteps of the P7.
While it’s not as good looking as its larger sibling, the model features an evolutionary front fascia with X-shaped lighting units. The P5 also has a rounded front bumper, a wide lower opening and charging ports on both front fenders.
Moving further back, we can see plastic body cladding, a gently sloping roof and a prominent shoulder line. The model also sports a panoramic glass roof and metallic trim that continues all the way to the rear window.
Speaking of the rear, the P5 has slender taillights that are connected by a thin illuminated strip. We can also see a short trunk and a black rear bumper.
In terms of size, the P5 measures 189.3 inches (4808 mm) long and has a wheelbase that spans 109 inches (2768 mm). This means the car is 4.5 inches (114 mm) longer than the Tesla Model 3, but has a 4.2 inch shorter wheelbase.
Moving into the cabin, we can see a digital instrument cluster and a 15.6-inch infotainment system with a portrait orientation. Elsewhere, there are stylish leather seats, gloss black trim and metallic accents.
XPeng didn’t go into many specifics, but confirmed the car will offer a built-in fridge and a fragrance dispenser. The model also features digital key technology as well as a “sleep mode,” which enables the front seats to fully recline.
Putting the looks aside, the P5 is the “world’s first production smart EV equipped with automotive-grade LiDAR technology.” Two double-prism LiDAR sensors are located where the air intakes would normally reside, and they’re capable of distinguishing “pedestrians, cyclists and scooters, static obstacles, and road works, in challenging scenarios such as night and low-light conditions, backlighting, and alternating light and dark illumination in tunnels.”
The P5 also comes equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 millimeter-wave radars and 13 high-resolution cameras. That might sound like overkill, but XPeng said they provide redundancy and enable the car to handle “challenging and complex road conditions.”
The sensors are the backbone of the new XPILOT 3.5 semi-autonomous driving system, which is being billed as the “strongest” offered in production vehicles. XPeng didn’t go into details, but said their Navigation Guided Pilot function will now be able to work on city streets and not just highways.
Full details will be announced on April 19th, but the P5 is expected to be offered with a variety of powertrains as well as rear- and all-wheel drive. It should also undercut the P7, which begins at ¥229,900 ($35,130).