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Chinese EV startup Xpeng says its new G9 SUV is ‘last step’ before autonomous vehicles  

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Xpeng launched the G9 Flagship SUV, the fourth production vehicle in its lineup that will set a “new benchmark” for automated driving technology in passenger vehicles, the Chinese electric vehicle startup said Wednesday. The automaker says the G9 will come with an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that eventually will cover both city and highway driving scenarios. “We believe [the G9] will become the new benchmark for smart EVs, representing the last step before the realization of truly autonomous vehicles,” said He Xiaopeng, CEO and chairman of Xpeng, during G9’s online launch event. The G9 reveal comes the same week Xpeng launched its much anticipated City Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) on its X5 family sedan. The ADAS, which is comparable to Tesla’s branded Full Self-Driving software , is first being piloted in Guangzhou, where it will first become available to G9 buyers. The G9 SUV will come in three series — each with a different driving range — for a total of six configurations. Estimated driving ranges of 570 kilometers (354 miles),650 km (404 miles) or 702 km (436 miles) is dependent on the variant. The smart luxury car will set buyers back anywhere from 309,900 to 469,900 RMB (~$44,000 to $66,660) depending on the model.

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