Xpeng Motors rolled out the 50,000th Xpeng P7 off the production line in Zhaoqing (Guangdong), China, on 23 August 2021. The company achieved the milestone 496 days after rolling out the first P7 in April 2020. On 24 August 2021, it exported the first batch of the P7 to Norway.
As before, Xpeng Motors expects to deliver the first units of the Xpeng P7 in Norway in Q4 2021 (October-December 2021). The company wants to increase presence in the country by setting up a full-scale commercial establishment that includes showrooms, delivery and service centers, and charging stations.
The Xpeng P7 is starting to become a popular midsize sedan in China, and that’s not specifically in the EV category. He Xiaopeng, Chairman & CEO, Xpeng Motors, thinks that his car will outsell the long-established Audi A4 L, as per a report from CnEVPost.
Xpeng Motors started selling the P7 in June 2020. The company sold 30,738 P7s in H1 2021, 459% more than in H1 2020, and has delivered 34,588 units of the electric sedan in total since mid-2020. However, monthly sales of the P7 are still far behind the Audi sedan. In June 2021, while Xpeng Motors sold 4,730 units of the P7, FAW-Audi delivered 9,201 units of the A4 L. An Audi A4 e-tron electric sedan is on the product roadmap, but it’s a few years away.
Xpeng P7 specifications
The Xpeng P7 measures 4,880 mm in length, 1,896 mm in width, and 1,450 mm in height, and it has a 2,998 mm wheelbase. Xpeng Motors makes the P7 in four variants: RWD Standard Range, RWD Long Range, RWD Super Long Range, and 4WD High Performance. The RWD Standard Range variant has a 60.2 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack, while the RWD Long Range has a 70.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The other two variants share an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Xpeng P7 in Norway
In Norway, Xpeng’ sole export market, the RWD Super Long Range and 4WD High Performance variants with the biggest battery pack are available. European specs aren’t listed, but in China, the P7 RWD Super Long Range has a permanent magnet synchronous motor that generates 196 kW and 390 Nm of torque. The P7 4WD High Performance variant adds a front motor that increases the power and torque to 316 kW and 655 Nm, respectively.
Xpeng Motors estimates a WLTP range of 530 km for the P7 RWD Super Long Range and 470 km for the P7 4WD High Performance in Norway. The company says that these variants can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds and 4.5 seconds, respectively. From the Chinese specifications, we know that they can attain a top speed of at least 170 km/h. The features available in Norway will include a Brembo brake system, panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather upholstery, an 18-speaker Dynaudio sound system, and XPILOT 2.5 driver assistant.
Prices of the Xpeng P7 in Norway will start at NOK 440,000. Customers who booked the car in July 2021 received a discount of NOK 10,000, and customers placing reservations this month and in September get NOK 7,000 and NOK 5,000 off, respectively. Test drives will begin in the middle of September.
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