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Xpeng G9 electric SUV is designed to see the world

This battery-electric SUV from China has been built with global sales in mind.

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Chris Paukert
Following stints in TV news production and as a record company publicist, Chris spent most of his career in automotive publishing. Mentored by Automobile Magazine founder David E. Davis Jr., Paukert succeeded Davis as editor-in-chief of Winding Road, a pioneering e-mag, before serving as Autoblog's executive editor from 2008 to 2015. Chris is a Webby and Telly award-winning video producer and has served on the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. He joined the CNET team in 2015, bringing a small cache of odd, underappreciated cars with him.
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Xpeng G9 SUV

This is the G9, a new flagship SUV from China's Xpeng Motors.

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It's an all-electric crossover with next-generation charging and advanced driver assist systems.

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Xpeng says this is the first of its models to be designed with global regulatory standards in mind. Translation? They're aiming to sell this model outside of China.

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All expectations point to Europe being Xpeng's next target market, but the company has already making noises about entering the US and Canada, so it's worth keeping an eye on. 

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The G9 features 5G connectivity, over-the-air updates and 800v charging capability.

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The automaker says the G9 can add 200 kilometers of range -- 124 miles -- in as little as five minutes of charging. That's super-quick.

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Xpeng refers to the G9 as having "Robot Face" styling. Fair enough. It's sleek and modern, if a bit anonymous. 

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The G9 features Xpeng's next-generation Xpilot 4.0, a  advanced driver-aid suite. Mercifully, the company is correctly referring to Xpilot is as assisted driving tech, not as autonomous driving tech.

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Xpeng is now selling some 10,000-plus EVs per month in its home country, which it claims is the most of any domestic automaker.

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Xpeng hasn't set a North American launch date, but the company is already listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has operations in Silicon Valley and San Diego.

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