The ES6's contribution to Nio deliveries has continued to improve over the past three months, reaching 54.33 percent in July.
The new ES6 was key to Nio's (NYSE: NIO) deliveries exceeding the 20,000 mark last month, contributing more than half of the volume.
Nio ES6 deliveries in July stood at 11,118 units, up 137.72 percent from 4,677 units in June, according to data from China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) shared by local automotive media outlet Dongchedi.
This means that the ES6 contributed 54.33 percent of Nio's total deliveries of 20,462 vehicles in July, CnEVPost's calculations show.
Nio officially launched the new ES6, which is based on the latest NT 2.0 platform, in China on the evening of May 24, and its deliveries began the same night.
As Nio's lowest-priced SUV, the ES6 has historically been Nio's main seller, having contributed more than 90 percent of monthly deliveries in the first several months of 2020. The new ES6 currently has a starting price of RMB 338,000 ($46,860).
On the eve of the launch of the new ES6, the old ES6 delivered just 174 units in April, dropping its contribution to Nio's monthly deliveries to an all-time low of 2.61 percent.
The ES6's contribution to Nio deliveries has continued to improve over the past three months, reaching 43.68 percent in June before crossing the 50 percent mark in July.
The ET5 Touring contributed 17.89 percent of Nio's deliveries in July with 3,662 units delivered in the month. The model was launched in China on June 15 and deliveries began on June 16.
Pricing for the ET5 Touring is exactly the same as the regular ET5, starting at RMB 298,000 for the version with a 75-kWh battery pack and RMB 356,000 for the 100-kWh version, including the battery.
Compared to the regular ET5, the ET5 Touring has more trunk space and improves on the high driver's seat that was complained about on the ET5 model.
Deliveries of the ET5 appear to have been cannibalized by the ET5 Touring, with 2,337 units delivered in July, the lowest so far this year. The model contributed 11.42 percent of Nio's deliveries in July, down from 23.15 percent in June.
The ET5 was launched for Nio Day 2021 in December 2021 and is Nio's second sedan after the ET7, with first deliveries starting on September 30, 2022. The model's record-high monthly delivery was 7,594 units in December last year.
Nio ES8 delivered 1,917 units in July, up 226.02 percent from June, a record high since December 2021.
Nio unveiled the new ES8 based on the NT 2.0 platform at Nio Day 2022 on December 24, 2022. Deliveries of the new ES8 began on June 28 this year.
Nio ES7 delivered 520 units in July, up 52.94 percent from June.
Released on June 15, 2022, the ES7 is Nio's second model based on the NT 2.0 platform after the ET7, and the first SUV on this second-generation platform.
Deliveries of the model began on August 28, 2022 and saw a record 4,897 deliveries last November. So far this year, deliveries of the ES7 have been weak.
The Nio ET7 saw deliveries of 397 units in July, down 21.54 percent from June and 83.95 percent from the same month last year.
The ET7, Nio's flagship sedan, was initially launched on January 9, 2021 at the Nio Day 2020 event, with deliveries beginning on March 28, 2022.
On the first day of the Shanghai auto show on April 18, Nio launched the 2023 ET7, and its deliveries began in mid-May.
Nio's record delivery of the ET7 was 4,349 units in June 2022, and the model has delivered less than 1,000 units each month so far this year.
Nio's coupe SUV EC7 delivered 493 units in July, down 34.79 percent from 756 units in June.
The EC7 was launched along with the new ES8 on Nio Day 2022 on December 24, 2022 and was first delivered on April 28 this year.
Nio also has the EC6, a coupe SUV based on the older NT 1.0 platform, which is the company's only remaining model yet to be updated to the NT 2.0 platform.
Earlier this month, local automotive media outlet Auto Home shared two images of the new EC6, saying the model is expected to go on sale at the Chengdu auto show later this month.
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