Spy Shots: NextEV NIO ES8 Is Getting Ready For The Chinese Car Market
Published on July 27, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy Shots showing the NextEV NIO ES8 testing in China. The NIO ES8 is a large electric SUV that will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2018, featuring a very tall front end, a black windscreen frame, and a black roof.
The rear isn’t as strong as the front with a lot of empty space and somewhat odd looking lights. This particular car has a white B-pillar and a white D-pillar, whereas the A and C are black. Probably just a pre-production car thingy, the car we saw in Shanghai had black-pillars only.
The NIO ES8 will have two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle, creating a 4-wheel drive car. Size: more than 5 meter long, more than 2 meter wide, and a wheelbase of more than 3 meters. It will seat seven in a 2/3/2 layout. When the ES8 debuted NIO claimed a range of 300 kilometers, which isn’t all that much. Now they say range will be 400 kilometers, which is a lot better.
The ES8 will be produced by a joint venture between NextEV NIO and Changan Auto.
Shiny bars in up front look much better on a black car.