The second crossover Nio: aluminum body and less than five seconds to 100 km/hDecember 5, 2018
Nio was founded in 2014, then it was also called NextEV. The company exploits the electric car theme, which is currently popular in China. Nio gained world fame in 2017, when its EP9 electric hypercar set the Nurburgring record. In the same year, the first mass model, the ES8 crossover, was introduced. Full sales of this SUV started in the Middle Kingdom in the summer of 2018, and soon its younger brother, ES6 electrocross, will enter the market.
So far, the manufacturer has distributed only a few teasers of the second production model. The design of the exterior of the ES6 is made in the style of the older SUV, in the cabin – the same virtual dashboard as the ES8, but the steering wheel and front seats are different. In addition, if the Nio ES8 is available in six-and seven-seater version, the second cross will be strictly five-seater.
According to preliminary data, the wheelbase of the ES6 is 2900 mm versus 3010 mm for the first commodity SUV, both crosses have an aluminum body and air suspension. Details about the “stuffing” model in the company did not share, in Nio only noted that the novelty received two electric motors, and from a standstill to 100 km / h it can accelerate in less than five seconds.
The Nio ES8 crossover also has two electric motors (on the front and rear axles), which together produce 653 hp and 840 Nm, and a battery with a capacity of 70 kWh. The power reserve of this model is 355 km (according to the NEDC cycle), and if you drive at a constant speed of 60 km / h, the mileage will reach 500 km. ES8 will dial the first 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, the maximum speed – 200 km / h. By the way, the owner of the cross-country can use interchangeable batteries, plus in the arsenal of ES8 there is an autopilot.
The production of the older crossover is established in the city of Hefei at the Nio JV plant and the JAC company, and ES6 will probably also be collected there. At the moment there is no information about the plans of the company to supply cars to other countries.
The official premiere of the second serial electric car Nio will be held on December 15. Local media report that the model will cost anywhere from 370,000 yuan. The ES8 three-row crossover will cost at least 448,000 yuan. Note, the electric car started quite well – as stated in Nio, more than 8,000 units have already been sold.