Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO has launched the EC6 coupe SUV during the 2020 Chengdu Auto Show, with pricing starting at a pre-subsidy price of RMB 368,000 (Rs 38.89 lakh) and is now available for public pre-order using the NIO app, with delivery to begin in September 2020.
The EC6 is available in three variants –Sport Edition, Performance Edition and the Signature Edition, all with the 70kWh battery pack included at the pre-subsidy price of RMB 368,000 (Rs 38.89 lakh), RMB 408,000 (Rs 43.12 lakh) and RMB 468,000 (Rs 49.46 lakh) respectively. The EC6 boasts an excellent lightweight design and drag coefficient of only 0.26. It features a panoramic moonroof that maximises natural light in the cabin, and the laminated glass insulates against 83 percent of heat and 99.9 percent of UV rays.
In terms of vehicle specs, the EC6's has a wheelbase of 2.9-metre and comes standard with a microfiber headliner and nappa leather sports steering wheel. The microcloud matte finishes to the dashboard and the door panels add to the sporty atmosphere of the interior. For interiors, the EC6 has a fully digital cabin with a 9.8-inch ultra-slim instrument cluster, an 11.3-inch HD multi-touch centre display and NOMI Mate 2.0 - NIO's unique digital assistant - fitted with an AMOLED full-circular display, creating an immersive user experience.
The company has also added three new fragrances to its intelligent fragrance system for a more pleasant occupant experience. This optional system interacts with the vehicle’s other systems for automatic paring with different user accounts and situations, with concentration adjustment also available via NOMI or the centre screen.
EC6 features pre-installed NIO Pilot hardware, including a Mobileye EyeQ4 chip and 23 sensors. NIO Pilot supports over 20 functions covering typical scenarios of car use in China. The functions can be upgraded over time via firmware-over-the-air (FOTA).
The electric SUV features dual motors in conjunction with an intelligent electric all-wheel-drive system delivering output power of up to 160 kW front and 240 kW rear (544 hp), peak torque of 725 Nm and 0-100 kph acceleration in as little as 4.5 seconds. The Sport Edition is equipped with 160kW front and rear dual permanent magnet motors and can accelerate to 100kph in 5.4 seconds. The EC6 is made of high strength aluminium alloy and is equipped with a CDC system as standard. Together with optional active air suspension and intelligent sensing of road conditions, it provides comfortable driving experience.
NIO says the EC6 Performance and Signature Editions can be equipped with a standard 70kWh battery pack which enables the EC6 to reach an NEDC range of 440km, or an optional 100kWh battery pack to reach an NEDC range of up to 615km. EC6’s first owners will continue to enjoy five worry-free lifetime services, including: warranty, battery swapping service, roadside assistance, networked service and off-site charging.