R&D teased ambitious launch plans new top model with 100% electric powertrain. We are waiting for this news NIO Day In December, which will take place in Xi’an (China), a date yet to be confirmed, will be an important step for the brand.
Qin LihongPresident and co-founder of NIO, said that the product will be an ultra-luxury electric sedan with an estimated price of 1 million yuan (129,201 euros), positioning itself as a direct competitor Mercedes-Maybach S-Class on the Chinese market.
The Chinese manufacturer is preparing for a 2024 full of innovations with the introduction of this luxury electric car. According to a Chinese automobile observer and former company employee, the new electric car will be launched in China. within 2025.
In addition, it will be the first electric car to use new NIO NT3 platform, and is also equipped with a self-developed autonomous driving chip. There ultra-luxury sedan will also have wheelbase 3.3 meterswhich corresponds to the upper limit of what a third generation power replacement station can withstand, indicating that battery replacement will not be possible on first and second generation stations.
This launch will be accompanied by important technological developments such as new engine with 408 hp (300 kW), presented by NIO in August. The move is part of a broader strategy that sees the Chinese carmaker expanding at the top with a new sedan and at the entry-level with sub-brands Alps and Firefly.
For now, we’ll just have to wait the next few weeks and see if further updates to the mystery electric sedan arrive.
Source: HD Motori
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