NIOEC6 entered the SUV-coupe niche-market and brought electric mobility to a segment where there were just a few options, and none was electric.
After NIO started its journey in 2014 and introduced a new model faster than anyone thought of, basically, it developed one platform for its SUV range, expanded and shrunk it to allow five or seven passengers or to give it more power. Thus, it didn't take too long to create a new design for an existing model and introduced the EC6 in late 2019.
The Chinese carmaker tried to create a signature front fascia and adapted it for its entire range. Its designers didn't have to work too much for the EC6 since they carried over all the elements from its ES8 sibling. The triangular-shaped headlights and the raked-forward front panel were followed by the curved bodywork with an arched roofline. NIO claimed that the EC6 sported the biggest panoramic roof in the SUV-coupe segment.
The interior was fit for five adult passengers. Since there was no transmission tunnel, the flat floor allowed three passengers' good legroom in the back. The sloped back began behind the rear passengers, where the third row of seats was installed on the ES8. Between the front passengers, the carmaker installed a tall and wide center console with bucket-sized storage areas. Most of the center stack was covered by a touch-screen for the infotainment unit, with a few physical buttons.
NIO offered the EC6 with a choice of two battery packs and two engines. Since the customers could rent the battery packs, they could choose their sizes and replace them according to their needs with a 70 kWh or a 100 kWh pack.