2023 Xpeng G6 mid-size SUV to challenge the Tesla Model Y

  • Xpeng G6 to be the company's fifth model, one with immense sales potential
  • Could be priced lower than the Tesla Model Y, starting at above CNY 200,000 (USD 29,007)
  • Could deliver over 650 km (404 miles) of CLTC range
  • Will be launched in mid-2023 in China, with Europe likely to also receive the mid-sizer

Xpeng Motors plans to launch two new models and expand the line-up to six electric vehicles by the end of 2023. One of the launches will be a mid-size SUV reportedly called Xpeng G6, a potential Tesla Model Y rival that could also arrive in Europe by 2024.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Xpeng electric SUV.


While its curvy greenhouse and sloping roofline remind us of the Tesla Model Y, the Xpeng G6 doesn’t look like a high-riding sedan. Despite its aero-focused proportions, it ticks all the boxes for a crossover design.

The Xpeng G6 has a low, sloping hood, thin LED DRLs between which is the brand logo, an X-shaped closed body panel, pentagon-shaped housing for the headlamps and LiDAR sensors, and an A-shaped wide air intake on its chin.

Xpeng G6 front three quarter leaked image
The Xpeng G6 looks like a typical Chinese crossover, especially when viewed from the front. Image Source: China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

On the sides, as we mentioned above, the Xpeng designers have given the G6 a fast-sloping roofline and a curvy greenhouse. Clean, minimalist styling is achieved by smooth concave surfaces on the door panels, flush door handles, and no roof rails or roof bars. It’s not the kind of wheel you’d see on an EV, though they’re almost fully covered.

The G6 has a strong and imposing stance thanks to its hunched rear-end. Wide-spaced, block-lettered brand inscription and a full-width, ultra-slim combination lamp are also among the visual highlights at this angle. Drivers may not be able to see out of the back very well due to the glass’s size and extreme taper.

Xpeng G6 rear leaked image
The extremely small back glass of the Xpeng G6 could pose an issue for the driver’s visibility. Image Source: China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)


Xpeng Motors is developing new ‘F’ and ‘H’ platforms and they will be the third generation of the company’s platforms, He Xiaopeng, the company’s co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, said during its Q3 2022 earnings conference call on November 30, 2022. According to a report Yiche published on October 23, 2022, the G6 sits on the F platform.

As per the MIIT declaration chart, the Xpeng G6 measures 4,753 mm in length, 1,920 mm in width, and 1,650 mm in height and has a 2,890 mm wheelbase. It will be available in single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD variants. The base variant’s motor generates 218 kW (292 hp) and allows a top speed of 202 km/h (126 mph). The top-end variant uses a 140 kW (188 hp) motor at the front and a 218 kW (292 hp) motor at the rear. Despite a significantly higher system power of 358 (480 hp), it has the same top speed. However, it should at least offer quicker acceleration.

AspectXpeng G6 Specification
Length/Width/Height4,753 mm/1,920 mm/1,650 mm
Wheelbase2,890 mm
Front Overhang/Rear Overhang903 mm/960 mm
Front Track/Rear Track1,635 mm/1,650 mm
Approach Angle/Departure Angle16º/20º
Curb Weight1,995/2,000/2,095/2,100 kg
Gross Weight2,390/2,490 kg
Tire Size235/60 R18 or 255/45 R20
Power218 kW (Single-Motor RWD)/358 kW (Dual-Motor AWD)
Top Speed202 km/h (126 mph)
Xpeng G6 specifications (Source: China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology)

There’s no word on the energy efficiency or range aspects. Xpeng Motors could target a CLTC range of at least 650 km (404 miles) to stay with the competition.

Price & Release date

Xiaopeng said during Xpeng Motors’ Q3 2022 earnings conference call that the company expects to launch a B-class, mid-size SUV in mid-2023. It’s safe to assume he was referring to the G6. Xiaopeng said the prices of the company’s fifth model will range between CNY 200,000 (USD 29,007) and CNY 300,000 (USD 43,510). The Tesla Model Y starts at CNY 261,900 (USD 37,984) and touches CNY 361,900 (USD 52,487).

TopElectricSUV says

A sleek electric mid-size SUV priced more affordably than the Tesla Model Y and with similar comfort, convenience, and driver assistance features, the Xpeng G6 is aiming to become a popular choice even among global buyers.

Also Read: Xpeng G9 electric SUV: Everything you need to know

Xpeng G6 FAQs

What is the Xpeng G6 release date?

The mid-size electric SUV will be launched in China in mid-2023.

What will be the Xpeng G6 price?

The G6 will range between CNY 200,000 (USD 29,007) and CNY 300,000 (USD 43,510).

Which models will be Xpeng G6 rivals?

The G6 will compete with the Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron.

Featured Image Source: China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology