The images make the ES7 significantly more attractive than those shown in previous regulatory filings.

With its new SUV ES7 launch event just over an hour away, an NIO (NYSE: NIO, HKG: 9866, SGX: NIO) executive has shared official images of the model that are noticeably more attractive than those shown in previous regulatory filings.

Below are some of the images of the NIO ES7 posted by Ma Lin, NIO's Senior Director of Corporate Communications in his WeChat update as seen by CnEVPost.

The NIO ES7 is the company's first SUV based on the NT 2.0 platform and aims to compete with BMW's X5L.

Previous regulatory filing information showed that the NIO ES7 has a length, width and height of 4,912 mm, 1,987 mm and 1,720 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,960 mm.

All versions of the NIO ES7 are equipped with dual motors, including a front permanent magnet synchronous motor with a peak power of 180 kW and a rear asynchronous motor with a peak power of 300 kW, according to information published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) earlier this month.

The NIO ES7 is equipped with battery packs with capacities of 70 kWh, 75 kWh and 100 kWh, which are the three battery packs currently circulating in NIO's battery swap system.

The 70-kWh pack gives the NIO ES7 a range of 440 km, the 75-kWh pack brings a range of 485 km and 450 km, and the 100-kWh pack brings a range of 620 km and 575 km, according to the information released by the MIIT.

The energy densities of these three packs are 135.65 Wh/kg, 142.10 Wh/kg and 185.44 Wh/kg respectively, and the vehicle's electricity consumption per 100 km is 17.6 kWh and 19.1 kWh respectively.

More information is not yet available, they are expected to be announced in the launch event that will start in an hour at 20:00 Beijing time.