NIO ES6; 500KM Range – Very Promising
NIO ES6, TWO ENGINES, FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE, TWO POWER LEVELS FOR 200 KM / H AND A MAXIMUM RANGE OF 500 KM. IT STARTS FROM 45.850 EUROS BUT FOR NOW ONLY IN CHINA
After having produced the ES8, the Nio, a company founded in 2014 with huge Chinese capitals and American engineers, presents another 100% electric crossover but more compact: the Nio ES6. With 4.85 meters it is not pocketable, of course, but it is shorter than about 15 centimeters compared to the ES8.
Looking at it in the picture, the Nio ES6 is very similar to the older sister. Optical groups on two levels and that “move” beltline that gives strength to the side. To put it all the nose is very (very) remembers that of the Lamborghini Urus while the latter vaguely that of the Jeep Compass, but so be it. The Nio ES6 is balanced and very European in design.
The interiors are more original. The dashboard is dominated by a large vertical color touch screen while a second high-resolution color display but more compact is positioned behind the steering wheel for the main information. The seats are very nice and the dashboard is well furnished: clean and linear. The new Nio ES6 also features an artificial intelligence system, called Nomi, capable of responding to voice commands like the iPhone assistant Siri. Do not miss the autonomous guide Nio Pilot, which will be activated by the company through an update via the Internet, but not before next year.
It is precisely the technology that hits ES6. The powertrain in the most performance configuration has a maximum power of 544 hp and uses a mixed scheme in preview: a very efficient 160 kW front engine and a 240 kW rear engine capable of reaching 15,000 rpm to offer maximum performance and speed high points. The Performance is equipped with high-quality air suspension, in addition, thanks to partnerships with the Italian Brembo and Pirelli, the ES6 brakes from 100 km / h in just 33.9 meters.
After Tesla, all the Houses have reached the threshold of 500 km of autonomy, and the Nio ES6 is no exception. The homologation of the Nedc cycle (with 84kWh batteries) speaks of 500 km of autonomy for a 0-100 in just 4.7 seconds for the Performance version that is close to 200 km / h. If you do not need all this power there is the standard configuration with 70 kWh batteries for 410 km of battery life
NIO ES6 PRICE
According to the first commercial information disseminated in China, the ES6 will be proposed to 45.800 and 51.000 euros at the current exchange rate. The difference compared to the older sister ES8 is about 12,500 euros. Still to be defined the landing of the Nio in the United States and in Europe, we’ll see.