Unveiled the new electric SUV NIO EL8

Svelato il nuovo SUV elettrico NIO EL8

NIO has revealed its all-new luxury six-seat SUV, EL8, that will be available in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.

A warm and progressive space for luxury

At 5,099 mm long, 1,750 mm tall, 2,199 mm wide and with an expansive 3,070 mm wheelbase, EL8 offers generous space for six to travel in comfort. Two models will be available, each with a distinct second row layout. The first features a Centre Aisle, 14-way rear seats and wide armrest. The Executive Console model benefits from a smart refrigerator and console housed between the second row 12-way Ottoman reclining seats. Continuing the theme of ultimate luxury, the Executive model also offers a Hot Stone Massage experience in the first and second seat rows as standard.

Svelato il nuovo SUV elettrico NIO EL8EL8’s intelligent and reassuring all-wheel-drive system employs 180 kW SiC permanent magnet and 300 kW induction motors with the world’s first dual three-phase topology inverter to improve peak performance and reliability. Delivering 850 Nm of torque, 0-100 km/h is swiftly achieved in just 4.1 seconds. Its Long Range (100 kWh) swappable battery can achieve a range of 510 km WLTP. A standard range 75 kWh battery is also available.

Smart safety

NIO’s global engineering team prioritised active and passive safety from the outset of EL8’s conception with much of this development undertaken in NIO’s engineering facility in Oxford, UK. Comprising of 90 per cent aluminium alloy, EL8’s body features front and rear crumple zones that cover 72 per cent of the vehicle’s width for effective dissipation of energy. A total of 24 safety and assisted driving features offer reassuring levels of accident prevention for occupants and road users. In addition there is Smart Safety System – a first for NIO. Depending on the user position and the severity of the crash, the Smart Safety System adjusts the ignition airbag timing and seat belt force limit to better protect the occupants. It is complemented by an array of seven airbags including a 2,800 mm long side air curtain that extends protection to the rear occupants. EL8 also features a front centre airbag: NIO is the only brand to offer this as standard across its entire European range. The EL8’s robust battery is tested to withstand temperatures of up to 590°C for up to 130 seconds, a one-metre drop test and zero ingress during saltwater immersion.

Behind the 20” standard rims (21” and 22” options are available), EL8’s confidence-inspiring brake system, featuring six piston front callipers and Bosch’s Intelligent Park Brake (IPB), offers precise control, generating a maximum braking force within just 150 milliseconds. Response times for the traction control system are also improved – reduced from 100 to 10 milliseconds.

A grand design

Svelato il nuovo SUV elettrico NIO EL8EL8’s elegant exterior blends signature NIO design features such as the Double Dash front lights, X-Bar front and illumiBlade tail lights with progressive innovations. EL8’s signature straight, full-length shoulder line delivers a confident profile. Flush windows, fender integrated cameras, ‘invisible’ roof rails, invisible turn signals, along with hidden front and rear wipers, ensure EL8’s sleek and efficient form remains pure. 

Intelligence shines through

EL8’s headlights are both smart and safe. New, intelligent multi-beam, adaptive matrix LED headlights – powered by NIO’s onboard supercomputer ADAM – work in conjunction with LiDAR for instant response to light the way ahead. Independently controlled micron LEDs can bend light around corners and react to oncoming traffic, avoiding the increasingly frustrating and dangerous dazzling of other road users.

A focus on families

Svelato il nuovo SUV elettrico NIO EL8Supporting families, the EL8 features Child Presence Detection. As well as warning if a child or pet has been left in the car, it encompasses anti-collision protection when the rear door is opened, alongside smart window and door locking. For larger families, EL8 boasts a reassuring four ISOFIX mountings. A specific pet mode maintains the cabin temperature at 22°C and disables certain functions to allow animals to rest safely inside. A 2,000 kg towing capacity and camping mode make EL8 a compelling car for the weekend family getaway.

Source: NIO Inc.

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