The 2023 ET7 is already taking order lock-ins, with deliveries to start in mid-May. The new ES6 is now available for pre-order, but the official launch and delivery will be in late May.

(NYSE: NIO) today officially launched the 2023 model year ET7 sedan and gave the debut of the revamped ES6 SUV as planned.

The 2023 ET7 is now available for pre-order and order lock-ins, with deliveries to begin in mid-May, William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Nio, announced today on the first day of the Shanghai auto show.

The new ES6 is also available for pre-order, but the official launch will be in late May.

New ET7

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The ET7 is Nio's flagship sedan, originally launched at the Nio Day 2020 event on January 9, 2021, with deliveries beginning on March 28, 2022.

The 2023 ET7 brings more than 15 updates and upgrades, including improved seats and a 40w wireless charging panel for cell phones, but at the same prices.

With a more comfortable ride, more refined interior and a smarter experience, the improved ET7 continues to lead the direction of change for premium smart electric mid to large size sedans, said Li.

Including the battery, the new ET7 starts at RMB 458,000 ($66,600) for the version with the 75-kWh pack and RMB 516,000 for the version with the 100-kWh long-range pack.

If customers choose the BaaS (battery as a service) option, both models start at RMB 388,000, with monthly battery rental costs of RMB 980 and RMB 1,680 respectively.

In addition to these two versions, the new ET7 is also available in a signature edition with a 100-kWh battery pack for a starting price of RMB 536,000 including the battery. The model starts at RMB 408,000 under the BaaS plan, with a monthly battery rental fee of RMB 1,680.

Nio is offering a 10-year unlimited mileage warranty, four free battery swaps per month, and free lifetime internet connectivity for 2023 ET7 customers.

Customers who pay a deposit for the ET7 before June will receive a free home charger worth RMB 7,500. If they choose to forgo the home charger, they can 2 more free battery swap services per month.

Customers who order before June will also receive two years of free NOP (Navigate on Pilot) Plus worth RMB 9,120.

The formal version of NOP+ will be available in subscription mode starting July 1 for RMB 380 per month.

Nio's intelligent driving software NAD (Nio Autonomous Driving) will also be available on a monthly subscription basis for RMB 680 per month. There is no clear timeline for the software's availability.

New ES6

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The new ES6 made its debut today at the Shanghai auto show. Nio did not announce the exact specifications or prices of the SUV, and its official launch will be in late May.

Nonetheless, Nio has begun allowing customers to pay a RMB 5,000 deposit to reserve the model, which Li said will move quickly from official launch to delivery.

Customers who purchase the model by July 31 will receive benefits including a Moon theme package with orange calipers worth RMB 8,000 and NOP + two years free access worth RMB 9,120.

First-time owners of the new ES6 will also receive a 10-year unlimited mileage warranty, up to six free battery swaps per month and free internet access.

Deliveries of the new ES6 are expected to begin in late May, roughly in the order of order lock-in and reservation payment, according to an article in the Nio App. This means that deliveries of the ES6 are expected to begin the month of its official launch.

The show cars of the new ES6 and the vehicles used for test drives are expected to be available in Nio stores in May.

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