NIO launched their EL6 smart electric all-round SUV.

Global electric car manufacturer NIO has launched a smart electric SUV, the EL6.

The EL6 adopts NIO’s pure, sophisticated, and progressive design language while showcasing its “Design for AD” philosophy, which sees the brand’s watchtower sensor layout seamlessly blending with the vehicle’s roof, setting a new paradigm for the design of smart EVs.


Global electric car manufacturer NIO has launched a smart electric SUV, the EL6. Fueler Canada Magazine


The EL6 measures 4,854 mm in length, 1,995 mm in width, and 1,703 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,915 mm.

A cocooning double-layer dashboard design takes inspiration from nature, benefitting from sustainable rattan and invisible air vents. For the first time, the EL6 features tailor-made acoustic fabric on the speakers, enhancing the audio experience while providing a premium look and feel. Thanks to the EL6 offering the largest openable sunroof in its class, almost one square meter of natural sunlight can enter the cabin to boost the atmosphere further.


With the user experience of the utmost importance, NIO has significantly focused on comfort and convenience. NIO’s engineers have developed NIO’s premium, proprietary seat platform – capable of 20-way adjustment for the driver’s seat – in-house. The seats feature a multi-layer comfort system with nine layers of supporting materials.


Global electric car manufacturer NIO has launched a smart electric SUV, the EL6. Fueler Canada Magazine


An upgraded passenger Lounge Seat boasts exceptional features such as a 22-way adjustment, including a comfortable zero-gravity position that can be engaged with a single tap. Reclining mode, capable of rotating through 160 degrees, delivers extra comfort thanks to the adjusting leg rest, offering a near-horizontal resting position. It also features ventilation, an eight-point massage system, and three-zone heating available separately for the seat cushion, back, and leg rests. The rear row of seating also comes with power-adjustable seats.


Alongside a comfortable ride, the EL6 boasts flexible storage space with a three-layer trunk offering a maximum volume of 668 litres. The rear seats can be folded in a 40/20/40layout, generating additional storage space of up to 1,430 litres.


Encompassing NIO’s high-performance DNA, the EL6 features a standard dual-motor four-wheel drive system comprising a 150 kW front induction motor and a 210 kW rear permanent magnet motor, with a total power output of 360 kW and a peak torque of 700 Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, while high-performance four-piston fixed callipers deliver a braking distance of just 34.5 meters from 100 km/h.


Global electric car manufacturer NIO has launched a smart electric SUV, the EL6. Fueler Canada Magazine


You can choose from nine driving modes. NIO’s proprietary Intelligent Chassis Controller (ICC) works with the car’s Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system to make up to 500 damping adjustments per second. It only takes 0.01 seconds to complete a damping force adjustment of over 6,000 N, providing comfortable, flexible control over the vehicle’s dynamics. NIO is debuting its Intelligent Smooth Stop (ISS) on the ES6, which can automatically adjust its braking force.



The EL6 comes with NIO AQUILA Super Sensing, consisting of 33 high-performance sensing units, and NIO ADAM Super Computing with four NVIDIA Drive Orin X chips, achieving a computing power of 1,016 TOPS.


The EL6 features a Heads-up Display (HUD) and intelligent Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) headlights as standard. Supported by the AQUILA Super Sensing system, the LiDAR works with the front-view cameras to automatically detect road conditions, controlling the lighting system to ensure accurate beam distribution while avoiding interference with other road users to enhance safety.


The EL6 is available in ten body colours and four interior themes, including two shades exclusive to the car – Galaxy Shadow for the exterior and Warm Gravel for the interior.



Competition to the NIO EL6 comes from many manufacturers producing electric SUVs. These include SKODA with their fabulous Enyaq, which I reviewed for Fueler last in 2022; Subaru Solterra. I will be reviewing this in September; Honda HR-V, which I reviewed in 2022 for Fueler.



About NIO

NIO is a global smart electric vehicle company. Founded on November 25, 2014, NIO aims to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering high-performance smart electric vehicles and the ultimate user experience. NIO operates R&D centres and manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, Hefei, Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, San Jose, Munich, Oxford, Berlin, Budapest and Singapore, and has established sales and service networks in China, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands,, Sweden, and Denmark, providing products and services to users in over 300 cities worldwide. By 2025, NIO plans to serve users in more than 25 countries and regions worldwide.


2015 the NIO Formula E team won the inaugural FIA Formula E Drivers’ Championship. In 2016, NIO launched the EP9, one of the world’s fastest electric vehicles. In 2017, NIO unveiled its vision car, EVE. On June 28, 2018, NIO delivered the ES8, a 7-seater smart electric flagship SUV, in China. On September 12, 2018, NIO went public on NYSE. On March 10, 2022, NIO was listed on HKEX. On May 20, 2022, NIO was successfully listed on SGX.


Global electric car manufacturer NIO has launched a smart electric SUV, the EL6. Fueler Canada Magazine


The price for the NIO EL6 is to be confirmed.



Jeremy @Fueler

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