Nio ET5 Touring earns five stars in Euro NCAP safety rating

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The Nio ET5 Touring has reached the top mark in the Euro NCAP safety performance assessment program. This electric station wagon’s safety performance equals the ET5 liftback tested earlier. At the same time, Nio shared some clips of the ET5 Toruing crash test. Let’s get to the results.

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The Euro NCAP is the safety performance assessment program formed in 1996. Nowadays, it is the most famous and respected safety rating in the world. The Euro NCAP comprises severe safety tests for adult occupants, child occupants, vulnerable road users, and safety assistance. The car’s safety is evaluated on a scale from 0% to 100% in each of the tests. Then, the percentage is converted into stars. The weakest grade goes into the final result.

Nio ET5 Touring results

The Euro NCAP hasn’t tested the ET5 Touring. Instead, it has added the assessment of the station wagon into the ET5 liftback protocol. As a result, the Euro NCAP rating for the ET5 model can be applied to liftback and station wagon (estate) body types. Here, we will remind you of ET5’s results.

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The Nio ET5 has also achieved the top mark in adult occupant safety among cars tested in 2023. It scored 96% in this category, surpassing Nio EL7 and Lexus RZ. The child occupant safety of the Nio ET5 is 85%, which is slightly less than the Lexus RZ’s result. Euro NCAP representatives have pointed out that “The passenger compartment of the ET5 remained stable in the frontal offset test. Protection of the driver dummy was good for all critical body areas”.

The ET5 scored 83% in the vulnerable road users category, mainly because of the stiff windscreen pillars that caused poor results during the collision with a pedestrian cyclist. And the safety assist performance of the Nio ET5 is 81%. Euro NCAP representatives pointed out that “Nio was unable to verify the car’s performance in Euro NCAP’s ‘head-on’ tests, and no points were awarded”.

Nio ET5 Touring crash test made by Nio (video)

All in all, the overall result of the Nio ET5 is excellent. As mentioned, Nio has shared some videos of their station wagon participating in NCAP standard tests. Here, we can see the car collided with a mobile deformable barrier. After the impact, A-pillars of the Nio ET5 Touring weren’t damaged, indicating great structural toughness.

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Nio ET5 Touring brief specs

The Nio ET5 Touring stands on the NT2 platform. Its dimensions are 4790/1960/1499 mm with a wheelbase of 2888 mm. For comparison, it is 8 mm longer, 34 mm wider, and 50 mm higher than the Audi RS4 Avant. The powertrain of the Nio ET5 Touring is represented by two electric motors with a total power output of 490 hp. It has two battery options: 75 kWh and 100 kWh.

The ET5 Touring has yet to start sales in Europe. In China, this station wagon outsold the regular ET5 liftback with 4,083 units sold in August, compared to 2,882 units of ET5 liftback.  

Source: Euro NCAP, Weibo

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  1. Imagine all exporters of EV’s (yes real EV’s = BEV) would add a ‘stationcar’ like this Nio in their product line. Europeans, especially Northern Europe love their wagon’s, look to Volvo the last 40 – 50 years – but not huge SUV’s. We don’t need them. At least not so many. But do we have a choice?
    I can imagine a BYD Seal or BYD Song L with a lifted back part, like i.e. Zeekr 001. This would for sure sell better then all the limousines we are offered. Europeans are practical, buy fancy, but practical cars – and of course with possibility of towing their trailer – minimum 1700 kilo on the hook.
    Why not offer an extra battery to be placed on the trailer or in the back of the wagon? Of course it would cost more – but Northern European buy trailers – they also cost more. Someone ought to teach the Chinese European marketing. Don’t be as stupid as the Americans, please.

    Why cant BYD Atto 3 have a trailer hook in Europe, when it can in Australia? BAD marketing research BYD! Shame on you.



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