Will NIO's new electric SUV EC6 be a game changer?

NIO released its brand new intelligent electric coupe SUV, the EC6, on September 15th.

The new EC6, equipped with a 75 kWh battery pack, starts at a price of RMB 358,000; the 100 kWh battery pack model begins at RMB 416,000; if the BaaS battery leasing scheme is selected, the starting price is RMB 288,000.

The new EC6 has made further strides in design, performance, and intelligence.

In terms of appearance, the new EC6’s lengths, widths, and heights are 4,849 mm, 1,995 mm, and 1,697 mm respectively, with a wheelbase of 2,915 mm. It adopts an innovative split-body structure day running light for the first time and intensifies the curvature of the car’s front-end. Moreover, Nine exterior colors are available for user’s choice in the EC6.

In terms of interior, the new EC6 enjoys an encompassing design and sound insulation optimization, offering a comfortable driving and riding environment for drivers and passengers.

Regarding power performance, the new EC6 comes standard with a dual-motor four-wheel-drive system, yielding a total power of 360 kW, a maximum torque of up to 700 N・m, and requires only 4.4 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h.

Worth mentioning is that the new EC6 comes standard with a dual-mode active elevating tail wing, achieving a wind resistance optimization of up to 10%, which enhances the vehicle’s stability during the drive.

In terms of the intelligent system, the new EC6 is equipped with NIO’s self-developed Banyan operating system, including new features of NOMI voice assistant, and provides multiple driving safety auxiliary functions. Additionally, the new vehicle offers four NVIDIA Drive Orin X chips, with total processing power reaching 1,016 TOPS.

Currently, users can test drive at NIO showrooms, and the delivery of the new vehicle has also begun.

This article is a translation by ChatGPT of a Chinese report from 42HOW. If you have any questions about it, please email bd@42how.com.