NIO calls its updated cars ‘NT2’, so this will be the NIO EC6 NT2.
The new NIO EC6 will get the latest version of NIO’s NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD) system with up to 35 sensors. Interior will get an update as well, with an improved touch screen and new seats. The power train will remain unchanged but range will go up by about 30 kilometers along the lineup.
The NIO EC6 NT2 will have its public debut on the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show in April.
China’s Nio is working on a fairly thorough update of its crossover coupe, the EC6, government documents reveal. Likely to be dubbed the EC6 NT2, as a result of the facelift, the EV will feature at least one updated powertrain.
Launched in 2019, the update will bring the crossover’s design language up to date with the rest of the brand’s lineup.
That starts with new headlights that are split into two distinct elements, rather than featuring two lights in a single housing.
The front fascia will also be updated, with a bold, grille-free look that is at once more minimalistic, and hints at the vehicle’s electric powertrain.
That element will be joined by new lower lighting units at either end of the front.
The EC6 NT2 will eschew the squared-off wheel arches that previously marked it out from its competition, and will go instead for more traditional round wheel arches.
The side mirrors also appear to be improved, with a perfectly horizontal stock and an ornate, two-tone design.
At the back, the taillights will be the biggest point of change for the updated version.
Whereas the existing model has swooping brake lights, the EC6 NT2 will go for a Porsche Macan-style thin and straight light bar across the entire rear section.
The rear bumper also appears to have been simplified.
Nio unveils the EC6 NT2 next month at the Shanghai Auto Show.