XPeng P5 Review.

By Mark Andrews

Autocar. 24/09/2021

The P5 is the all-important third model from Chinese firm Xpeng and is aimed squarely at young families seeking a highly connected electric saloon. Already on sale in Norway, Xpeng is poised for major expansion across Europe over the next year and the P5 will be one of the models spearheading that push.

As the first production car in the world to feature built-in lidar, it expands on the autonomous features of the sportier P7 model and, when the software is ready, will offer an inner-city self-driving capability that’s likely to rival Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ function. The two lidar units are positioned some way back in the front spoiler so as not to risk having what would be a potentially very expensive ‘fender-bender’ accident.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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