Xpeng launches P5 with Lidar technology

XPeng P5 1

The first model in its portfolio to hit the market with Lidar technology, Xpeng’s P5 is big in size and creature comforts. Car Design News got the lowdown from Eric Zhao, senior director of Xpeng’s design centre 

A few days before the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show opened, chinese Tesla-rival Xpeng unveiled its third production model, the P5, at an event in Guangzhou. It is the company’s first production car to feature ‘light detection and ranging’ scanners (Lidar), which build a 3D model of the environment around the car. It is big – a shade over 4.8 metres long. With Xpeng aiming the P5 to be the company’s volume model in a market known to favour size and creature comforts, this perhaps shouldn’t have been a great shock. Car Design News spoke to Eric Zhao senior director of Xpeng’s design centre.

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