2020 Nio ES6 Midsize Electric SUV 536 HP 317-Mile Range Review, Specs, Engine, & Release Date Rumours – Shanghai-based Nio has lifted the veils off their second creation electric vehicle, the ES6 midsize all-electric SUV. Subsequent in the footsteps of the larger ES8, the ES6 represents Nio’s entry into a more affordable market segment, something which in theory ought to give a powerful boost to the brand’s sales. Nio, frequently referred to as China’s Tesla describes the ES6 as a “high-performance, long-range, smart electric SUV.”
The performance bit originates from the dual-motor setup that provides up to 400 kW (536 hp/544 PS) and electric all-wheel drive in the range-topping version. It’s not a typical combination, though. The ES6 utilizes a high-efficiency permanent magnet (PM) motor having an output of 160 kW (215 hp/218 PS) and a high-performance induction motor (IM) that makes 240 kW (322 hp/326 PS).
The former is responsible for medium and low-speed daily driving, whilst the latter kicks in to offer excellent velocity performance and high speed. Nio maintains the ES6 is the world’s first EV that uses a PM motor and IM motor and promises it is an efficient combination that saves expenses and provides powerful power. Speaking of power, the ES6 is capable of sprinting from to 100 km/h (-62 mph) in 4.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). These are more than reputable figures, as is the driving range of 510 km (317 miles) in accordance with the NEDC test process. This number is for the optionally available 84 kWh battery pack; a smaller 70 kWh unit from the ES8 is standard.
Whilst the company does not say just how much the ES6 weighs about, it does mention the SUV’s bodywork is created completely of aerospace-quality aluminum although some structural parts of the chassis are built from high-strength carbon fiber. Design-wise, the ES6 looks a lot like the ES8, each inside and out. It is slightly shorter and narrower, at 4,850 mm (191 in) and 1,965 mm (77.3 in), correspondingly. The wheelbase is shorter as well, but at 2,900 mm (114 in) it’s very generous, enabling five- and seven-seat configurations. The cabin features a massive portrait-focused touchscreen powered by the NOMI in-car AI system, a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, sports seats, and Microfiber suede headliner, amongst other things. A Lounge Seat and Nappa leather interior are optionally available, as is a smart fragrance system.
The Nio ES6 starts at RMB358,000, the equal of $51,800, before subsidies. However, that is the price of the model with the smaller battery and a dual-motor set up consisting of two 160kW motors (320 kW / 214 HP incomplete). The range-topping 400kW version begins from RMB398,000 (about $57,600) with the 70kWh battery and RMB448,000 ($64,850) with the 84kWh battery. Orders can be placed starting December 15, with Chinese deliveries beginning in June 2019.