The All New NIO EC6 NT2.0 2024

 The All New NIO EC6 NT2.0 2024 Review .

NIO has recently unveiled the 2023 EC6, a fresh SUV model. It's the latest addition to NIO's NT2.0 platform. 

 The Differences from the ES6.

In this review, we'll explore the distinctions between the new EC6 and the previous ES6. First, let's examine its exterior. Contrasting with the ES6, the EC6 introduces four significant changes. The foremost is its fastback coupe design, which I personally find quite appealing, particularly from the rear to the front. It somewhat resembles a smaller EC7.

The previous EC6 had an issue with its tail shape, appearing as if it had been cut with a knife. However, this problem has been resolved with the new EC6, although the length of both cars remains the same. It's not because the new body is longer, so the lines are more stretched. We've analyzed the primary reasons for two points: one being the shape of the rear lights. The previous EC6 had raised rear lights on the sides, making them appear larger, whereas the new EC6's rear lights form a slender straight strip, giving it a slimmer appearance.

The second difference is that the previous EC6 lacked an electric rear spoiler, thus having a small ducktail at the back to reduce wind resistance. However, the new EC6 features an added electric rear wing at the rear, negating the ducktail design. The lines on the rear look taut as it slides down. The new EC6's electric rear spoiler has two adjustable angles. When the vehicle speed exceeds 80 km/h, the wing angle increases to 23 degrees to reduce wind resistance. In this mode, the EC6's drag coefficient is only 0.24, lower than the ES6's 0.25. When the vehicle speed exceeds 170, the rear wing angle opens to 31.5 degrees to provide more downforce.

Of course, this rear spoiler can also be manually opened. However, I personally feel that the design of this new lamp isn't as aesthetically pleasing as the previous one. From a distance, it appears decent and not very different from the previous one. However, upon closer inspection, I still feel that this new lamp lacks energy.

In terms of dimensions, the new EC6 measures 4849/1995/1697. Compared to the ES6, it's 5 mm shorter and 6 mm lower, but their wheelbase is the same, both at 2915, and the power socket is the same as the ES6. The back of the car.

The fourth difference between the new EC6 and the ES6 is that its trunk has been replaced with a 594 L hatchback-style trunk. There's also hidden storage space below. This trunk design is nearly identical to the ES6. It's exactly the same but definitely can't be retrofitted to the ES6. At the same time, the second row of the EC6 also supports a 424 recline, which is the same as the ES6.

Inside design:

Looking inside again, you'll find the familiar NIO style when you enter the car. It's almost identical to the previous ES6. The interior color of the one I tested is called Morning Lake Blue. This blue isn't highly saturated; it's somewhat gray and dark, but the actual light perception is still very pleasant and enduring. In addition to Chenhu Blue, there are two exclusive colors: Danxia Red and Boteng Purple, as well as the basic Agate Black.

There are three differences between the EC6 and the ES6 inside. The first concerns the seats, which have been replaced with integrated sport seats developed in-house. This seat is somewhat similar to the EC7 seat; compared to the ES6, it lacks headrests. The adjustment function and seat cushion are very soft, and you can see noticeable bumps when pressing on them with your hands. The first row is optional, and you can choose heating, ventilation, and massage, probably the same as the ES6. The co-driver can still choose a queen seat. The second difference is that the sunroof on the new EC6's roof has been replaced by a dual-section sunroof from the previous ES6, featuring an integrated sunshade. Its area is 1.77 square meters, which is quite large and can be controlled on the front dashboard, which is an interesting feature.

The third point is the rear space. Compared to the ES6, the new EC6 is slightly compressed. After all, it has a fastback shape, so it's a bit affected, but it's okay. The rear seat angles are adjustable by 8 degrees, which is quite good.

In terms of vehicle configuration, the new EC6 is equipped with two motors: a front motor of 150 kW and a rear motor of 210 kW. Its 0-100 km/h acceleration is 4.4 seconds, but according to NIO's traditional virtual reverse standard, if a person drives it, it can be measured in about 4 seconds, so the acceleration is still very quick.

It has a 5-link suspension at the front and rear, supporting CDC dynamic damping adjustment, and no pneumatic suspension. In terms of battery, the 75 kWh battery has a range of 495 km, and the 100 kWh battery has a range of 630 km. This configuration isn't very different from the ES6. Finally, to summarize, it's evident that the EC6 isn't very different from the previous EC6, which is the Coupe ES6.


In terms of color, the new EC6 is available in a total of 9 colors, such as Stellar Black, Cloud White, Starry Grey, Blue, and others that have been seen on other NIO models. But this time, the EC6 has added a new exclusive color called Spiritual Purple, a dark, low-saturation purple that isn't very eye-catching when driving on the road and is quite discreet. I also noticed a detail: the ES series is two-tone. Regardless of the body color, the car's roof is always black. However, both the EC series and the ET series have the same body color.