Xpeng Stock – XPeng receives 10,000 orders for P5 within 53 hours
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- XPeng Inc. (XPeng) announced on April 21, the order volume of the XPeng P5, its third mass-produced model, surpassed 10,000 units only 53 hours after the presale kicked off at the Auto Shanghai 2021.
The P5, also as the first sedan model of XPeng, made its world debut on April 14 and the delivery will start in this year’s fourth quarter. The vehicle boasts the equipment of automotive-grade LiDAR technology, which is supplied by Livox, a LiDAR technology developer incubated by Chinese drone maker DJI. It will also bring Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) capabilities to city roads for the first time in a production model, powered by XPeng’s full-stack in-house developed autonomous driving system XPILOT 3.5.
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Under the XPILOT 3.5 architecture, the P5 is mounted with a total of 32 sensors (including 2 LiDAR units, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 millimeter-wave radars, and 13 high-resolution cameras) and 1 high-precision positioning unit (GNSS+IMU). They are integrated into 360° dual-perception fusion to provide sufficient redundancy for handling challenging and complex road conditions.
XPeng said the P5 is the first vehicle in its class to deploy Qualcomm’s Snapdragon flagship SA8155P auto-grade computing platform, 3 times more powerful than the former generation.
The startup attempts to build the P5’s cockpit as a “third space” in addition to offices and homes for users to relax themselves after busy works. Within the “Celestial Navigation Inspired Cockpit”, car owners can watch movies using the “cinema mode” thanks to a projector at the headrest of back-row seats. In addition, using the “sleep mode”, the front seats can fold flat to create a “bed” together with the back row, paired with a comfortable mattress.
Notably, both the projector and the mattress are factory-installed amenities, said XPeng.
According to the startup, the P5’s global version is being simultaneously developed, and will be sold to Norway and the European Union markets.