ET5 and ES7 add gold exterior option, ET5, ES7 and new ES8 all add front wiper defrost feature.

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NIO (NYSE: NIO) today began offering more options for three models in an attempt to increase their appeal.

Both the ET5 sedan and ES7 SUV are adding a gold exterior option effective immediately, with the option both priced at RMB 10,000 ($1,400), according to an article posted today by the NIO App.

ET5, ES7 and the new ES8 all have a new front wiper defrost function, all priced at RMB 1,000.

In cold weather, the front wiper defrost feature helps the wipers return to normal operation more quickly to clear snow and maintain clear visibility, the article said.

Vehicles with the optional front wiper defrost feature will receive an OTA update to get the software that works with it.

NIO has also updated the ET5 with optional wheel and tire combinations. The 19-inch five-spoke wheels are standard on the model, while other options are available for a fee ranging from RMB 3,500 to RMB 9,500.

The NIO ET5 was launched on NIO Day 2021 in December 2021, with the first delivery on September 30, 2022.

NIO ES7 was launched on June 15, 2022, with the first delivery on August 28, 2022.

The new ES8 was launched on NIO Day 2022, December 24, 2022, with deliveries to begin later this month.

NIO will report first-quarter earnings later today and hold an analyst call afterward.

The company delivered 31,041 vehicles in the first quarter, slightly above the lower end of its guidance range of 31,000 to 33,000 vehicles.

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