The Launch of the NIO ET5 Touring, smart electric tourer.
Versatility and style come from the NIO smart electric tourer for Europe, the ET5 Touring.
The company announces the launch of the NIO ET5 Touring in Europe, where customers can take delivery of the car from late 2023.
Smart vehicle manufacturer, NIO, has designed the NIO ET5 Touring with families in mind, offering versatility, space, and practicality to the sporting character of its sedan variant.
ET5 Touring is a pioneer for premium EV tourers in the region, offering users a dynamic EV alternative for today’s active lifestyle. To cater to modern life’s demands, NIO’s design team has extended the pure, sleek roof lines of the ET5 to deliver 450 litres – with a further 42 litres underfloor – of trunk space. ET5 Touring’s progressive aerodynamic (Cd0.25) design evolves the sedan’s muscular haunches and sculpted IllumiBlade taillight with an integrated roof spoiler to blend pure coupe style with touring space.
Rear headroom is increased by 17mm over the ET5 sedan, with a competitive-in-class 895mm of rear legroom. ET5 Touring offers excellent functionality with 40:20:40 independent folding rear seats. When the rear seats are folded flat, the versatile load area increases significantly to offer 1,300 litres of total space. With an automatic tailgate opening sensor, trunk lip height of 699mm from the ground, and a fully-flat load space, ET5 Touring makes it easier to pack for a fun and active weekend away.
Quick and thoughtful solutions for secure storage include two magnetic load space straps to hang bags from, two convenient storage nets and a pair of hooks in the tailgate – ideal for hanging up wetsuits. Designed for active lives, ET5 Touring features easy-to-clean fabrics inside, a camping mode, and a portable load space flashlight which can be removed from its charging point in the trunk.
Other features include the heated wiper bay and panoramic sunroof, which brings the outside beauty to the cabin. Now 1.32m long, it offers a smart dimming option and protection from up to 99.99 per cent of harmful UV rays and 80 per cent isolation from heat. Black roof rails are standard, alongside ten sky-inspired exterior colours, four earth-themed interior hues, and four stylish 19″ and 20″ wheel designs.
A crucial target for NIO’s global engineering team was to retain the sheer driving pleasure the sporting ET5 offers. ET5 Touring boasts perfect 50:50 weight distribution, while stability is assured through a low centre of gravity and a class-leading 2,888mm wheelbase.
Rigorous European testing has ensured that the smart EV is tuned to deliver a sophisticated blend of sharp handling and composure. The advanced front and rear five-link suspension have been set up to ensure supreme control across many surfaces. Encompassing NIO’s high-performance DNA, ET5 Touring features NIO’s proven and powerful dual-motor all-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.
ET5 Touring sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds, while high-performance four-piston callipers deliver a confidence-inspiring braking distance of just 33.9 meters from 100 km/h to 0. NIO’s commitment to safety is assured with a 5-star E-NCAP design and seven airbags as standard.
Central to NIO’s smart EV ethos is the ET5 Touring’s digital cockpit, which runs on the brand’s second-generation technology platform, NT2.0. The car features assisted and intelligent driving with NIO AQUILA Super Sensing, which contains 33 high-performance sensors. Combined with the ultra-long range, high-resolution LiDAR camera, it gives a supreme sense of the road and its surroundings.
All ET5 Touring models are powered by the NIO ADAM Super Computing. This features four NVIDIA DRIVE Orin X chips and 1,016 TOPS of computing power. You get 23 safety and driver assistance features as standard, with more added regularly via over-the-air (OTA) software (SOTA) and firmware (FOTA) updates. Underlining NIO’s user-centric focus, these include new features, functions or suggestions that NIO users can request either via the car or NIO’s app.
Sophisticated with a human touch, the second living space interior is thoughtful in styling, material, and texture. Technology is cutting edge: a 10.2-inch HDR digital instrument cluster and 12.8-inch AMOLED centre console display complement NOMI – NIO’s intelligent AI in-car virtual assistant. Balancing this are warm, cosseting interior materials, including Clean+ Composite materials that are luxurious. The 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Certified 23-speaker Immersive Sound System, Smart Fragrance System and Ionizer further enhance the ambience. The optional 14-way powered, ventilated, and massage front seats provide other luxury touches, now with an air cushion as a NIO first on ET5 Touring.
Other options enable users to personalize the ET5 Touring to their lifestyle. These include an electrically deployable tow bar, Comfort Package, coloured brake callipers and interior finishes.
ET5 Touring is available with a 75kWh battery – capable of up to 435km WLTP range – or a 100kWh battery which offers up to 560km WLTP range.
NIO’s innovative Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) subscription is also available for worry-free power. Like all NIOs, ET5 Touring can access its growing range of Power Swap Stations, offering a fresh battery in less than five minutes and access to over 400,000 third-party chargers in Europe.
Price to be announced.