NIO to show off six
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- China's EV startup NIO will show off its large-size pure electric SUV, the ES8 six-seat version at Auto China 2018. The NIO ES8 is a seven-seat SUV with price range between RMB 448,000 and RMB 548,000. The to-be-released six-seat version is expected to have a lower price range and will provide more options to customers.
The NIO ES8 six-seat version will have the same design style as the existing model. Adopting the X-bar design language, the model features an exaggeratedly designed body. Thanks to a black multi-spoke intake grille mated with wide silver chrome trims, the model looks more three-dimensional. What's more, the model is strikingly highlighted with split-type daytime running lamps and headlights.
Take the existing ES8 model as a reference. The NIO ES8 six-seat version measures 5,022mm in length, 1.962mm in width and 1,753mm in height and sets on a wheelbase of 3,010mm. Compared with the Tesla Model X, the model features shorter length and width, but boasts longer wheelbase and height.
Based on an intelligent electric motor platform, the ES8 six-seat version adopts NIO's self-developed all-aluminum body. Coming fitted with a dual-drive AC asynchronous motor, the model delivers a maximum combined power output of 650hp and can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds.
In addition, the model can get 80% charged in one hour thanks to the 70kWh ternary lithium batteries. In the meantime, the new model boasts a range of 355km under NEDC and also a range of 500km under the constant speed of 60km/h. Moreover, the NIO ES8 boasts a swappable battery pack, which can be swapped within three minutes. The model can also get power from NIO's mobile power-charging vehicles.