The X9 will be available in single-motor and dual-motor versions and will use LFP cells from Eve Energy as well as Li-ion ternary cells from CALB.

Xpeng's (NYSE: XPEV) first MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) model, the X9, made it into a regulatory filing catalog in China as it gets closer to an expected fourth-quarter launch.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) today released its latest catalog of models that will be allowed to be sold in China for public comment, and the Xpeng X9 is included.

The public can submit their feedback between September 13 and September 19. Entry into the catalog is the last major regulatory process by which a model can be allowed to be sold in China.

There are three versions of the Xpeng X9 entering the regulatory filing, including two single-motor versions and one dual-motor version, all of which will be built at Xpeng's production facility in Guangzhou, where the company is headquartered.

The model measures 5,293 mm in length, 1,988 mm in width and 1,785 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 3,160 mm.

Both single-motor versions of the Xpeng X9 are powered by an electric motor with a peak power of 235 kW, and the dual-motor version has an additional rear motor with a peak power of 135 kW.

One single-motor version will use lithium iron phosphate cells from Eve Energy for its battery pack, while the other single-motor version and the dual-motor version will use lithium ternary ion cells from CALB.

On May 26, He Xiaopeng, Xpeng's chairman and CEO, said on Weibo that the company was building the X9 MPV, which it hopes to use to open up the MPV market to a younger demographic.

The seven-seat MPV model will be released at the end of the fourth quarter and may have a limited contribution to this year's deliveries, Mr. He said on August 18 during an analyst call after Xpeng announced its second-quarter earnings.

Last week, Xpeng began warming up for the X9 by sharing several photos of the vehicle wrapped in camouflage.

Xpeng starts warming up for X9 MPV, shares photos of camouflage-wrapped vehicle