The NIO EL6 — 7 Nice Options

I simply watched the 80-minute NIO EL6 and ET5 Touring unveiling presentation for Europe so that you simply don’t should (at 1.5× pace). It’s a pleasant video if you wish to actually see these autos properly and all the pieces they provide, however it’s additionally a bit sluggish and lengthy, so I pulled out options that I contemplate to be highlights that assist to set the EL6 other than its competitors in Europe.

I’m beginning with highlights from Sia Lai’s portion of the presentation. She’s the lead inside designer, and it was throughout her presentation that my ears lastly perked up. After discussing a number of different cool components, however nothing notably particular in my eyes, she got here to the seats. That’s the place I’ll begin, with the NIO Premium Seat Platform — “the seat platform developed by NIO to create the final word consolation for you.”

1. Air cushion therapeutic massage choice: “The entrance seats come customary with the Air Cushion system. It will possibly gently therapeutic massage your again by inflating and deflating its three air pads, decreasing your fatigue from a protracted journey.” Say what? I like this — it seems to be like an excellent mild therapeutic massage choice. But when that’s not ok for you …

2. 8-point Shiatsu therapeutic massage: I you want a stronger therapeutic massage, you’ve acquired that too! “The optionally available spa-level 8-point Shiatsu therapeutic massage gives 5 modes and a couple of ranges of energy so that you can select from.” Sure, please. “The therapeutic massage helps OTA updates, continually bettering consolation.” No matter which means, however positive.

3. Lounge Seat: The entrance passenger ought to actually get to loosen up in a automobile, and NIO presents that for actual for as soon as. Other than reclining, it presents adjustable leg assist and a footrest (of kinds). That’s candy. Now we’re actually seeing why the NIO EL6 is priced considerably above the Tesla Mannequin Y — or not less than why you may justify paying extra for it. General, you may modify the Lounge Seat in 22 alternative ways.

4. Class-leading area within the again: Again seats are sometimes nothing to put in writing dwelling about, until you wish to complain. “The NIO EL6 “has the widest sitting area and the biggest head and leg room for the rear row in its class.” You even have 8-degree power-adjustable backrests on the left and proper!

5. PanoCinema: “The EL6 can be a cellular media room,” Ted Li, Head of Product Expertise, says later within the presentation. “NIO’s PanoCinema takes immersive audio and show expertise to the following degree, the 7.1.4 encompass system, that includes 23 audio system and Dolby Atmos, enveloping all occupants in its vivid sound, reworking the automobile right into a live performance corridor on wheels.” Nicely, I’m unsure about that (a live performance corridor is a live performance corridor), however it sounds good.

6. NIO Air AR Glasses: Okay, I’ll be sincere — I’ve little interest in these. Nevertheless, they’re distinctive and notable, so I’m noting them. “Later this yr, we’ll introduce NIO Air AR Glasses to Europe. It’s co-designed by NIO and the main AR model Nreal.” (Perhaps that is a part of the explanation NIO’s automobiles value a reasonably penny/euro cent. “These googles provide you with a comparable expertise of watching 3D movies on a 201-in show.” Yeah … no thanks. However it’s a singular providing.

There’s additionally spatial stabilization software program at play and Ted says, “Your EL6 is your unique cinema, with an immersive expertise unmatched by any bodily display screen.” There are additionally three scents that may be deployed and ambient lighting, after all. It’s one thing.

7. NOMI Mate: This “in-car AI companion” is a bit particular. It will possibly deal with greater than 200 instructions, which NIO says is greater than every other available on the market. It additionally is aware of your exact location, which can assist with some instructions or if, say, NIO has a grand plan to take over the world with AI and it must take management of its robots. Lastly, there are 4 microphones for NOMI within the automobile, which permits the system to acknowledge who’s chatting with it, in case that issues for an AC/heating adjustment request or another impartial command.

NIO additionally presents 16+ battery swap stations in Europe, and there have been many options I disregarded, together with top-notch driver-assist tech and options.

You should buy the EL6 fully outright, you should purchase the automobile however lease the battery, or you may “subscribe” and simply have month-to-month funds for the EL6. Take your decide and revel in!

In the event you do purchase an EL6 in Europe, attain out and tell us in order that we are able to get a real real-world tackle the brand new electrical SUV when it arrives later this yr.


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