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XPENG to premiere its next production EV at Auto Shanghai 2019

XPENG Motors, a Chinese electric vehicle and technology company, will unveil its new high-performance coupe, implementing XPENG’s in-house next-gen autonomous driving and intelligent connected vehicle technologies at Auto Shanghai 2019.

The new mass production model — codenamed E28 — will offer premium styling and a significant performance boost. Its intelligent vehicle suite is powered by Xavier, NVIDIA’s AI supercomputing platform, which supports Level 3 autonomous driving features.

The E28’s key style points — including wide wheelbase, short front overhang, frameless doors, concealed door handles, panoramic windshields — enhance its coupe silhouette, reinforcing its dynamic balance of speed and elegance.

A four-door coupe, the E28 comes with superior driver-vehicle interaction and cutting-edge autonomous driving features to complement its performance, with driving range, acceleration time and braking performance all boosted.

“Our in-house operating system and proprietary autonomous driving software built on NVIDIA’s powerful Xavier chip make E28 the most advanced production model in terms of user interface design and intelligent features in today’s China auto market,” said Xinzhou Wu, Vice President leading XPENG’s autonomous driving unit, speaking during XPENG’s appearance at the 2019 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC19) in Silicon Valley. “The coupe’s cutting-edge AV technology complements its high performance and full feature set.”

The E28 will be unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2019, with more details on specifications and pricing. The new coupe is on target for commercial launch at end 2019.

XPENG Motors, which has raised some RMB10 billion ($1.48 billion) in total funding, is backed by an extensive group of renowned institutional, corporate and individual investors, including Alibaba, Foxconn, IDG Capital, GGV Capital, Hillhouse Capital, Primavera Capital Group, Morningside Venture Capital, among others.

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