Auto Guangzhou, a premier automotive event hosted annually by the Guangzhou Zhanlian Exhibition Service Co., Ltd, took center stage in southern China today, unveiling a host of innovative electric vehicles (EVs) and groundbreaking technologies.
In the buzzing city, home to several prominent electric vehicle manufacturers, Auto Guangzhou serves as a pivotal platform for the introduction of new models and advancements in the rapidly evolving EV landscape.
Leading up to today’s event, we’ve been tracking announcements from key players in the Chinese automotive industry. BYD, ZEEKR, and XPeng Motors were among the companies making headlines with their new offerings. Surprisingly, MG threw a curveball with the unexpected launch of the Cyberster roadster.
One of the show’s highlights was XPeng Motors presenting its much-anticipated X9 multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). Originally unveiled during the annual 1024 Tech Day in October, the X9 made its first physical appearance, allowing the public an up-close look and a chance to step inside. Priced at RMB 388,000 ($53,800), the X9 is now open for pre-orders in China, requiring a down payment of RMB 2,000 ($277). With an official launch slated for next month and deliveries commencing in January, XPeng aims to make a significant impact on the domestic MPV market.
In a strategic move, Li Auto, known for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), entered the fully electric segment with the debut of the Mega. This MPV, unveiled during today’s Auto Show in Guangzhou, marks Li Auto’s foray into the world of battery electric vehicles. Attendees witnessed the Mega in all its glory, signaling Li Auto’s commitment to diversifying its product portfolio.
As anticipation builds around the X9’s imminent release, it raises questions about potential competition with Li Auto’s Mega in the expanding MPV market. While XPeng Motors continues to solidify its presence, Li Auto’s bold move into the BEV space adds an intriguing dynamic to the rapidly evolving automotive landscape.
Auto Guangzhou continues to be a dynamic stage for the automotive industry, showcasing China’s prowess in electric mobility and setting the tone for the future of transportation. Read Similar Story