XPeng reveals official image of Mona M03

Max McDee, 11 June 2024

XPeng, the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer, has just revealed the first official image and name of its highly anticipated new model – the XPeng Mona M03. This compact electric sedan is the inaugural model in XPeng's new Mona series, a collaboration with ride-hailing giant Didi Global. With an estimated starting price of under RMB 200,000 ($27,600), the M03 could be a real disruptor in the rapidly growing electric car market.

The Mona M03 (Mona stands for "Made Of New AI") boasts a sleek fastback design accentuated by T-shaped headlights and taillights. Although it doesn't feature the LiDAR sensor on the roof, the vehicle is expected to come equipped with XPeng's advanced Fuyao architecture, incorporating XNGP (XPeng Navigation Guided Pilot) and X-EEA3.0 electronic/electrical architecture. These features strongly focus on intelligent driving capabilities, a key selling point in the EV landscape.

XPeng reveals official image of Mona M03

The M03 is rumored to be powered by BYD batteries, promising a range of over 311 miles on a single charge. This impressive range and its affordable price point could make the M03 a compelling option for budget-conscious consumers seeking a practical and efficient electric car.

The M03 will be produced at XPeng's Zhaoqing plant in Guangdong, China, alongside the XPeng P7. The company has confirmed that trial production has already commenced, with the official launch and deliveries expected in the third quarter of this year.

XPeng reveals official image of Mona M03

Interestingly, XPeng initially planned to launch Mona as a sub-brand but has since clarified that it will be a new series under the XPeng brand. This decision could streamline the company's marketing efforts and leverage XPeng's existing brand recognition in the electric car market.

XPeng's collaboration with Didi on the Mona series is an intriguing development. With its vast experience in the mobility sector, Didi will contribute to the project's design, R&D, and sales aspects. XPeng, on the other hand, will focus on R&D, supply chain, manufacturing, and sales to individual consumers. This partnership could create a synergy that combines Didi's market insights with XPeng's technical expertise, potentially resulting in a vehicle that caters to a broader audience.

XPeng reveals official image of Mona M03

The sales strategy for the M03 will initially involve a "store-in-store" concept, with dedicated sections within existing XPeng stores. This approach could help the company reach a larger customer base and capitalize on the growing demand for electric cars.

The Mona M03's debut marks a significant step for XPeng in its quest to expand its product portfolio and market reach. With its affordable price, impressive range, and focus on intelligent driving, the M03 has plenty of potential to be a strong contender in the world's most competitive electric car market.


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  • ProMax Ultra

Noone would've thought of Polestar after seeing this design & logo. Completely different from Polestar.



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