The NIO ET5 touring with a green exterior is seen for the first time. Yellow and blue versions of the model have already been seen in Europe, while the black version appeared in a regulatory filing in China.
The NIO ET5 touring is on the streets of China without camouflage, after the model was seen in Europe in recent days.
A WeChat user shared three images of the NIO ET5 touring without camouflage in a group chat where CnEVPost is present, showing a green version of the model.
This is the first time the NIO ET5 touring with a green exterior has been seen. Yellow and blue versions of the model have already been seen in Europe, while the black version appeared in a regulatory filing in China.
It is not clear in which Chinese city the NIO ET5 touring was photographed, and the temporary number plate affixed to its rear window is illegible.
On March 9, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the latest batch of models that will be allowed to be sold in China, and the NIO ET5 touring was included.
The model in the catalog was in black exterior and has a length, width and height of 4,790 mm, 1,960 mm and 1,499 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,888 mm, in line with the regular ET5 sedan.
The NIO ET5 touring is equipped with dual motors produced by NIO's electric drive systems division in Hefei, Anhui province, with a maximum power of 150 kW and 210 kW, respectively, and can support a top speed of 200 km/h.
On May 9, CnEVPost obtained two spy shots of the NIO ET5 touring, showing the model on the streets of Europe, with the yellow color exclusive to the ET5 sedan sold in China.
On May 12, auto blogger Delu shared multiple images of a blue NIO ET5 touring on the NIO App, saying that NIO was filming a promotional video for the model in Norway.
The NIO ET5 touring is expected to make its official debut in Europe in June, with the launch in China likely to come a little later.
NIO co-founder and president Qin Lihong said in January that this variant of the ET5 would debut in Europe, where the model was developed primarily for European consumers.
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