The Nio ES7 large performance SUV, which is sized between Tesla’s Model X and Tesla Model Y, was launched in China this week as the company’s newest all-electric product.
The ES7 has one of the greatest driving ranges of any modern electric vehicle on the market, with Nio’s top-of-the-line model boasting a stated range of 930 kilometers (according to lenient Chinese CLTC testing).
All three models include a dual-motor system with up to 480kW and 850Nm of torque, as well as a stated 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds.
Pre-orders for the 2022 Nio ES7 have begun in China, with the very first vehicles set to arrive in August in the brand’s native market.
Nio has hinted at intentions to launch in Australia by 2025, but it hasn’t been confirmed whether the SUV will be one of the variants.
The exterior of Nio ES7
The Nio ES7 is a larger SUV than the Nio ES6, but it is smaller than the Nio ES8. Its wheelbase is noticeably longer than the ES6. The current five-seat electric midsize SUV has a wheelbase of 2,900 mm (114.2 in.) and measures 4,850 mm (190.9 in.) long, 1,965 mm (77.4 in.) wide, 1,731 mm (68.1 in.)/1,758 mm (69.2 in.) height.
The ES7 has a length of 4,912 mm (193.4 in. ), a width of 1,987 mm (78.2 in. ), and a height of 1,720 mm (67.7 in.). It’s a five-seat SUV with a 2,960 mm wheelbase (116.5 in.).
The front of the Nio ES7 is almost completely closed off. Unlike other SUVs, which have a radiator grille to cool their engines, this all-electric model features a smooth curved body panel that not only emphasizes an EV’s simplicity but also makes it more streamlined. In the lower half, there’s an A-shaped broad air intake with a false skid plate underneath it.
The style of the ES7 is similar to that of Nio SUVs such as the ES8 and ES6. The lack of a radiator grille, though, makes its nose appear considerably cleaner. The prototype’s two-tier headlamps, which have a thin DRL strip on top and vertically stacked primary lights positioned separately below, instantly identify it as a future Nio vehicle.
Like the Nio ET5, the ES7 features a LiDAR flanked by two high-resolution cameras at the front of the roof, and a high-resolution camera integrated into a shark-fin sensor at the rear. An ‘Air Wing’ wing-shaped tail light running across the width, made up of densely placed 202 LED modules, is another standout at the back. The ES7’s exterior features include square-shaped wheel arches, two-tone alloy wheels, flat door handles, and a two-tone paint job.
Interior of Nio ES7
The Nio ES7’s interior is quite similar to those of the other NT2.0 platform devices, the Nio ET7 and Nio ET5. It has a stylish yet low-profile design, evoking the popular second living room concept. The ES7 is Nio’s first model to include Clean+ Nappa leather, which is tanned naturally using coffee shells. Acids, aldehydes, and chromium are completely absent from this environmentally friendly leather. The rear seats have heating and a power-adjustable seatback that can be adjusted from 23 to 31 degrees.
A sleek and curving horizontal dash with the NOMI AI system in the middle, a bridge-type center console, a small steering wheel, and 2 free screens – a tiny instruments cluster in landscape mode and a huge central display in portrait mode – characterize the ES7. The ES7 comes bundled with PanoCinema, Nio’s AR/VR compatible digital cockpit technology. Nio and NREAL (a firm that makes augmented reality devices) have collaborated to create unique AR glasses that can project a 201-inch screen at a distance of 6 meters. The EV’s 256-color digital waterfall ambient lighting and 7.1.4 channel, 23-speaker, 1,000-watt sound system with Dolby Atmos give the occupants a wide range of high-end entertainment options on the road.
The ES7 will include NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD). Nio Aquila Super Sensing will allow autonomous driving in the new electric SUV, with 33 sensors including a LiDAR, seven 8MP cameras, four 3MP light-sensitive cameras, one Driver Assist Monitoring System, five millimeter-wave radars, 12 infrared sensors, GPS, IMU, and V2X.
Battery, Charging, and Performance details of Nio ES7
Data from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) disclosed that Lithium-ion and Lithium Iron Phosphate battery packs from CATL-owned Jiangsu Times New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., as well as a Lithium-ion power pack from Suzhou ZENIO New Energy Technologies Co., Ltd., would be obtainable before Nio unveiled the ES7. Nio stated on June 15, 2022 that the ES7 will be available with 75 kWh, 100 kWh, and 150 kWh battery packs. CLTC ranges of 485 km (301 miles), 620 km (385 miles), and 930 km (578 miles) are provided by the battery packs. The ES7 comes standard with a 180 kW front motor and a 300 kW rear motor.
These motors generate 480 kW (643 hp) of power and 850 Nm (1,139 lb.-ft.) of torque when used together. A sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) takes only 3.9 seconds. The ES7 has a top speed of 200 km/h, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) (124 mph).
Price and Release date of Nio ES7
Pre-subsidy costs for the Nio ES7 in China start at CNY 468,000 (USD 69,807), with deliveries expected to begin on August 28, 2022. The ES6, which starts at CNY 368,000 (USD 54,891) in the company’s native market, is more expensive than the new mid-to-large 5-seat SUV. The European launch is expected to take place in the first half of 2023, by which time Nio should really have spread to new markets. Nio has no plans to debut in the United States at the moment, at least none that have been made public.
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