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Xpeng G6 Is Being Touted As Directly Competing With Model Y. Here Is How It Looks

Xpeng G6 is the new competitor of the Tesla Model Y, but there is an opinion that design-wise it's more of a Porsche Macan.


As you can see from these images the new Xpeng G6 looks pretty good. It's perhaps not very exciting, but nice. I think if the price is right it will sell well.

So, in the world of electric vehicles, two contenders have recently taken center stage - the Xpeng G6 and the Tesla Model Y. Both promise to redefine the EV landscape, offering cutting-edge technology and performance that has EV enthusiasts buzzing with excitement. In this article, I will dive deep into the specs of these two vehicles, drawing on insights from the available specs and images of @Ray4Tesla's tweet and other sources to provide a comprehensive comparison.

Key Specifications

Xpeng G6

The Xpeng G6, dubbed as a Tesla Model Y rival, comes from the Chinese automaker XPeng Motors. Here are some key specs:

  • Price: Xpeng Motors has made a splash by offering the G6 at a competitive starting price of just $29,000 in China, undercutting the Tesla Model Y significantly[^1^].
  • Range: The basic edition of the G6 boasts an impressive 580km of range on a single charge[^3^].
  • Dimensions: The G6's dimensions closely mirror those of the Model Y, ensuring a similar footprint in terms of length, width, height, and wheelbase[^4^].

Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y, a pioneer in the electric SUV segment, is known for its advanced technology and performance:

  • Price: The Model Y starts at RMB 263,900 ($36,385) in China, which positions it as a more premium offering compared to the G6[^1^].
  • Range: Tesla's Model Y offers a commendable driving range of 545km, slightly less than the G6[^3^].
  • Performance: Tesla is renowned for its acceleration, with the Model Y delivering exhilarating 0-60mph times[^2^].

Opinion Verdict

Both the Xpeng G6 and the Tesla Model Y bring their own strengths to the table. For example, Tesla Model Y has 7 unbeatable reasons why it reigns supreme. But the G6 impresses with its competitive pricing and slightly longer range, making it an appealing option for budget-conscious EV buyers. On the other hand, Tesla's Model Y boasts the cachet of the Tesla brand, a strong charging infrastructure, and renowned performance.

Ultimately, the choice between the two may come down to budget, brand loyalty, and the availability of charging infrastructure. If you're looking for affordability and an impressive range, the Xpeng G6 could be the way to go.

However, if you value the prestige of the Tesla brand and access to Tesla's extensive Supercharger network, the Model Y might be your top pick.

Xpeng G6 rear seat

So what?

The competition between the Xpeng G6 and Tesla Model Y underscores the rapid growth of the EV market, offering consumers more choices than ever before. As EV technology continues to advance, it's clear that both established automakers and newcomers are committed to pushing the boundaries of what electric vehicles can achieve. This benefits consumers by driving innovation, improving affordability, and expanding charging infrastructure.

I think the battle between the Xpeng G6 and the Tesla Model Y is a testament to the dynamic nature of the electric vehicle industry. Whether you lean towards affordability or established excellence, these two vehicles showcase the diverse options available in the exciting world of electric mobility.

What do you think of the Xpend G6 vs the Tesla Model Y: a worthy competitor? Which of these vehicles do you like more?

Xpeng G6 interior


  1. Electrek - XPeng Motors launches $29k G6 Coupe SUV in China
  2. YouTube - Xpeng G6: A Tesla Model Y Rival
  3. South China Morning Post - Xpeng's G6 SUV goes head to head with Tesla's Model Y
  4. ArenaEV - XPeng unveils G6 electric SUV to rival Tesla Model Y

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News TwitterFacebokLinkedin and Youtube. He has more than a decade of expertise in the automotive industry with special interest in Tesla and electric vehicles.