Chinese automaker Nio has transformed its EL7 midsize SUV into a coupe, much like the 2020 ES6. The new electric SUV coupe called Nio EC7 is a higher model of EC6.
With a sleeker exterior, a more premium interior with digital touches, and a larger battery that offers longer range and a stronger powertrain, the Nio EC7 justifies its position above the EC6. It looks like it is one of the best midsize SUV coupes.
Today in this article we will look after the details of Nio EC7 SUV-Coupe, its specifications and its possible entry to Europe market.
Design of Nio EC7 SUV-Coupe
The Nio EC7 is the same as the EL7 up front, but with smart ADB multi-beam headlights that can project patterns and animations.
On the sides behind the B-pillar, the EC7 has a completely different character. From here, the roofline begins to slope sharply and runs flat across the body. The EC7 has rounded wheel arches while the EC6 and EL7 have square wheel arches.
At the rear, instead of a ducktail spoiler like the EC6, the EC7 features the company’s first actively adjustable rear he wings. The continuous taillights end in a curve on each side, rather than L-shaped like the EL7.
Interior of Nio EC7 SUV-Coupe
The interior of the Nio EC7 is the same as the EL7, with a flat dashboard, center console, instrument cluster and steering wheel that perfectly match the futuristic exterior. The EC7 features a large panoramic sunroof with an area of 1.94 square meters, bringing plenty of light into the cabin. Thanks to electrochromic shading, customers can adjust the light from the sunroof in its 5 stages.
PanoCinema (Nio AR / VR compatible digital cockpit system), NOMI AI assistant, waterfall type ambient lighting, 10.2-inch driver information display (1920 x 532), 12.8-inch AMOLED touch screen (1728 x 1888), 6.6-inch AMOLED (1268 x) 360) The rear HDR touchscreen and 7.1.4-channel sound system with 23 speakers and 1,000 watts of power are also highlights of the cabin.
Autonomous driving/parking function of Nio EC7 SUV-Coupe
The EC7 comes standard with a complete NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD) hardware system consisting of the Aquila Ultra-Sensing system, which comes standard with 33 high performance sensor units. These sensor units include high resolution, ultra-long-range LiDAR, seven high resolution 8 MP cameras, four photosensitive 3 MP cameras, ADMS (Advanced Driver Monitoring System), five mm Wave radars, 12 Contains an ultrasonic sensor., two high-precision positioning units, and sensors for collaboration V2X Perception. A monthly subscription is required to enable self-driving and hands-free parking.
Specifications of Nio EC7 SUV-Coupe
The Nio EC7 measures 4,968mm in length, 1,974mm in width, 1,714mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,960mm. Load capacity ranges from 442 liters to 1,449 liters. Nio uses the same two motor in its EC7 as in its EL7, producing 480 kW (643 hp) of combined power and 850 Nm (1,139 lb.-ft.) of combined torque. A sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.8 seconds.
75 kWh, 100 kWh and 150 kWh battery packs officially expected to provide CLTC ranges of up to 490 km (305 miles), up to 635 km (395 miles) and 940 km (584 miles) respectively. 150kWh battery pack may not be available immediately after launch.
The EC7 comes standard with dual-chamber suspension. Braking power comes from ventilated disc brakes with 380mm perforated ventilated disc brakes. The front brakes are fitted with high-performance Brembo 6-piston calipers. If the driver presses the brake pedal at 100 km/h (62 mph), the EC7 comes to a stop at a distance of 33.9 meters. That’s almost five meters less than comparable SUVs in this segment, such as BMW’s X6.
Price and release date of Nio EC7 SUV-Coupe
Nio EC7 starts at 488,000 CNY (70,739 USD) in China. Nio has showcased its EC7 in the domestic market at the 2022 Guangzhou Motor Show (30 Dec 2022 – 8 Jan 2023) and is expected to start delivering to customers in May 2023. The company may launch a new electric SUV coupe in Europe in the second half of this year.
|EC7 75 kWh||CNY 488,000 (USD 70,739)|
|EC7 100 kWh||CNY 546,000 (USD 79,146)|
|EC7 Premier 100 kWh||CNY 578,000 (USD 83,785)|
That’s all for the new Nio EC7 SUV-Coupe and its launch in China as well as Europe market. Hope you guys find this article informative.