NIO ES8 gets update in ChinaApril 16, 2020
Another Chinese automaker wants to conquer the European market over time. NIO introduced the ES8, an electric SUV that has been slightly modified.
NIO is a relatively young manufacturer that has already demonstrated an exciting electric sports car in 2016: EP9. The first production car actually intended for the Chinese automobile market was the ES8 SUV, introduced at the end of 2017, which was later joined also by the electric ES6 and EC6. ES8 is currently carefully thought out and has advantages in the form of a variant with a 100 kWh battery.
Initially, the ES8 was only available with batteries of 70 kWh and 84 kWh, with which the 5-meter SUV was supposed to reach the NEDC electric range of 355 and 425 km, respectively. NIO has made a number of adjustments, thanks to which the option with the smallest battery pack now has to cover 415 km of electric path, in the version with a set of 84 kWh – 485 km. As NIO promises, the new ES8 in the top version with a 100 kWh battery has a range of 580 km.
According to autoweek.nl, the ES8 has an electric motor with a capacity of 218 hp. on the front axle, which is helped by a powerful gasoline engine of 326 hp. on the rear axle. Therefore, the ES8 is able to accelerate in 4.9 seconds to a speed of 100 km / h.
In appearance, the updated ES8 can hardly be distinguished from the original. NIO modifies the front and rear bumpers, adding a silver trim to the front. In addition, the SUV receives dynamic direction indicators. NIO also makes changes to the interior, mainly related to the materials used and the format of the digital displays. Driving a 9.8-inch digital dashboard. An 11.3-inch vertically oriented display is located in the center console.
The NIO ES8 crossover, available in China in six- and seven-seater versions, has a starting price of about 60,000 euros. The top version with a package of 100 kWh is estimated at a minimum of 68,000 euros.
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