The Xpeng P7i has been updated with new styling, interior and a couple of different powertrains. The P7i launches in China and brings not only better looks, but also improved performance.
Of course those who know the model will recognize it right away at first glance. However, it does include a number of meaningful tweaks such as new headlights, in addition to an optimized windshield and rear wing which will minimize drag.
With a refreshed color palette, its crescent silver now boasts an “artistic” exterior quality. For those who want the kaitoke green option, it’s also available for the P7i.
Inside the car, changes can be spotted on the steering wheel, center console and door panels. To ensure the driver’s convenience, there are cup holders and a wireless smartphone charger like the one found in Tesla.
The updates don’t stop there, as the upholstery and seats are also updated for maximum comfort. Other features include a 20-speaker sound system, 15-inch infotainment system and 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.
The powertrain is offered in two options. For entry-level variants, a rear-mounted electric motor pumps out 272 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque, which allows acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.4 seconds. Top speed is 124 mph and it has a CLTC range of 436 miles.
For those who want more performance, the right choice is one of the dual-motor all-wheel drive variants. That will give the driver 467 hp and 558 lb-ft of torque to play with. The output is good for clearing 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. To produce this superiority, the car sacrifices some of its range, which is down to 379 miles.
The P7i packs an X-HP2.0 intelligent thermal management system which has a heat pump to increase cooling capacity by up to 88.9%. As a result, the car can run constantly at 118 mph for half an hour without the risk of overheating the battery or engine. Besides, drivers who live in cooler climates will be able to enjoy up to 15% more driving range in winter.
The car is equipped with a highly versatile driver assistance system which includes cross-level parking assistance, lane centering and Navigation Guided Pilot for driving on highways and cities. A powerful computing system has enabled this advanced feature, especially for the higher end variants that pack a good pair of Nvidia Drive Orin-X SoCs for up to 508 TOPS. That’s 17 times more potent than its predecessor.
Multiple sensors are also embedded in the car, including 2 lidar units, 5 millimeter-wave radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. In addition, there are 12 cameras that complement these sensors. The 2023 XPeng P7i is priced from ¥249,900 ($36,184). Its top-of-the-range Wing Performance, meanwhile, costs ¥339,900 ($49,215).