LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 9, Xpeng Motors debuts its ready-to-sell production car at the International CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, USA. It is also the first mass production version of the intelligent car released by Chinese carmakers at CES.
Xpeng Motors named its first production model G3. "G" is for geek, and the number "3" is for its category. Since its foundation, the name of the car has been designed to appeal to a younger demographic, and to express a "geek" lifestyle that includes an attitude of both exploration and innovation.
Highlight 1: LED sword-style lighting, sharp front lip and a shark-inspired car grille
Xpeng Motors G3 is designed with sharpness and aggressiveness in mind. Compared to its previous 1.0 version, G3 achieved a much sportier exterior. The curvature of the LED headlights forms a pointed edge reminiscent of a sword, in addition to a wide, sharp front lip - creating a grille-free front modeled in the style of a shark. In addition, the blade-like wheels, red calipers, suspension roof, spoiler, the one-piece diamond matrix taillights, and other design elements all indicate a combination of aggressiveness and the symbolic nature of the G3 that consists of courage and a desire to explore the unknown.
Highlight 2: A brighter and warmer journey in the unique "space cabin", the first one launched by Xpeng Motors among Chinese brands
Xpeng Motors G3 is the first intelligent car equipped with a panoramic windshield imported from Italy, giving an unlimited view of the horizon from the inside. This was designed in such a way to feel like being in the cabin of a spaceship.
Highlight 3: A unique driving experience through the first 360-degree roof camera and large HD touch screen
The Xpeng Motors G3 driver's seat comes standard with a 12.3-inch full HD LCD panel and a 15.6-inch ultra-wide HD touch screen. The center console integrates music, navigation, real-time weather situations and vehicle status control. The console is positioned to lean slightly toward the driver (by 8 degrees), allowing easy access to the voice control and other functions.
The pioneering use of the 360-degree panoramic camera on the roof allows users to capture, save and share their memories anytime, anywhere.
G3 also features a state-of-the-art full-automatic central ventilation system that integrates the capabilities of the PM2.5 monitoring and early warning system for dust, pollen and other particles, with activated-carbon filtering that purifies the air instantly, keeping the air fresh and clean at all times.
Highlight 4: The most powerful self-driving hardware available in China and customized camera structure to address the Asian driving environment
G3 is equipped with 2 front-facing cameras, 2 side cameras, 4 panoramic cameras, 3 millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars and 2 intelligent cameras inside the cockpit—totaling 25 sensors within the vehicle, making G3 the most powerful self-driving vehicle among all Chinese brands.
More importantly, the camera architecture of G3 is an exclusive innovation of Xpeng Motors, engineered to address the driving environment in Asia. It is the first self-developed solution to accommodate different Asia-specific driving environments. He Xiaopeng, the chairman of Xpeng Motors, declared that the self-parking feature of G3 will be able to handle most parking situations in China's daily lives. The G3 will also feature a self-developed high-frequency autonomous driving capability.
At the same time, G3 provides OTA (over-the-air) cloud upgrade service, allowing users to remotely download and upgrade various official Xpeng applications. Through the exclusive app, users can also remotely control the doors and windows, air conditioning and the security system.
In the new power of the intelligent vehicles, Xpeng Motors keeps a low profile and concentrate pragmatically and productively. Xpeng Motors was the first to receive the China Compulsory Certification by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in July 2017, and released its first production car in October 2017. On December 3rd, He Xiaopeng drove the first plated Xpeng car on public roads in Beijing.
"From version 1.0 to the debut of G3 at CES, Xpeng Motors has always demonstrated our strength through fast iterations and executive ability," said company chairman He Xiaopeng. "Compared to traditional carmakers, intelligent carmakers are still quite young. We are in awe of traditions, but we dare to explore; we pursue speed, but we stay pragmatic. This is why Xpeng Motors and its users are attracted to each other and share the 'geek spirit' together."
The G3 will be available to the public in the spring of 2018, and its specific configurations and price will be revealed then.
SOURCE Xpeng Motors