Nio, an emerging powerhouse in electric vehicles, announced its first wagon model on Thursday. This body type is highly favored in Europe, a market that Nio is currently penetrating.
The ET5 Touring, Nio’s latest creation, is a derivation of its compact sedan, the ET5, which was introduced in 2021. Initial deliveries of the vehicle are planned for Nio’s domestic market, China, in the coming weeks. Deliveries to Europe are expected later in the year. While Nio has expressed intentions to debut its vehicles in the U.S., a definitive date has not yet been established. Nio is frequently referred to as China’s answer to Tesla.
In China, the ET5 Touring will be available with either a 75-kwh or 100-kwh battery, with price points starting from 298,000 renminbi (around $41,835) and 356,000 renminbi ($49,975) respectively. Customers also have the option to buy the vehicle without a battery and subscribe to a battery subscription plan. The cost of the ET5 Touring sans battery falls to 228,000 renminbi (around $32,000).
The maximum estimated range with the larger battery is 347 miles, as per the WLTP cycle, which is less stringent than the EPA cycle. The ET5 Touring, like Nio’s other models, allows battery swaps at Nio’s dedicated battery exchange centers within a few minutes.
The only powertrain available is a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, which produces a maximum of 482 hp. This enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 4.0 seconds.
With a length of 188 inches and a nearly full-length panoramic glass roof, the ET5 Touring also provides generous cargo space thanks to rear folding seats, offering up to 45.9 cubic feet. This outmatches the storage of its competitor, Porsche’s Taycan Sport Turismo, which provides 42.8 cubic feet.
The vehicle’s interior design bears similarities to Tesla’s Model 3, featuring a largely uncluttered dashboard with most functions controlled by a 12.8-inch screen located at the traditional center stack. A secondary screen serves as a digital instrument cluster.
The ET5 Touring is also equipped with a sensor package dubbed the “Watchtower”, including lidar, mounted on the roof. It, in collaboration with additional sensors, offers data for 23 standard electronic driver-assist features, with Nio promising to regularly add more features through over-the-air updates.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nio ET5 Touring
What is the Nio ET5 Touring?
The Nio ET5 Touring is an electric wagon unveiled by Nio. It’s a derivative of the ET5 compact sedan and will be initially available in China with planned expansion to Europe.
When will the Nio ET5 Touring be available in Europe?
Deliveries of the Nio ET5 Touring to Europe are expected to commence later in the year.
How much does the Nio ET5 Touring cost?
In China, the ET5 Touring will be available with either a 75-kwh or 100-kwh battery, with price points starting from 298,000 renminbi (around $41,835) and 356,000 renminbi ($49,975) respectively.
What is the estimated range of the Nio ET5 Touring?
The maximum estimated range with the larger 100-kwh battery is 347 miles, as per the WLTP cycle.
Can the battery of the Nio ET5 Touring be swapped?
Yes, the ET5 Touring, like Nio’s other models, allows for battery swaps at Nio’s dedicated battery exchange centers within a few minutes.
How much cargo space does the Nio ET5 Touring offer?
Thanks to rear folding seats, the Nio ET5 Touring offers up to 45.9 cubic feet of storage space.
Does the Nio ET5 Touring come with driver-assist features?
Yes, the ET5 Touring is equipped with a package of sensors known as the “Watchtower”, which, along with additional sensors, offers data for 23 standard electronic driver-assist features. Nio also promises to regularly add more features through over-the-air updates.
More about Nio ET5 Touring
- Nio Official Website
- Information about the Nio ET5 Touring
- Detailed specifications of the Nio ET5 Touring
- Comparison of electric wagons
- Electric vehicle market analysis