MIIT leaked documents that unveiled an updated version of Nio ES8 on the NT 2.0 platform. The MIIT must approve all vehicles produced in China before going into production. As a result, we have access to the paperwork and images that Nio filed for the lidar-equipped ES8 2023.
The updated ES8, seen undercover on multiple occasions, will be officially unveiled on December 24 during Nio Day in Hefei. The 2023 NIO ES8 electric SUV, like the Nio ET7, ES7/EL7, and Nio ET5, is equipped with a lidar on the top of the roof and high-definition cameras on the sides as part of its NT2.0 platform. Since the ADAS components are on par with the ET7 and ES7, it may be assumed that NIO Aquila Super Sensing (NAD) will be included (NIO Autonomous Driving).
Compared to 2018's ES8 NT1, the size and overall look have been tweaked and refined. The nose looks like the ES7, another SUV built on the NT2 platform (EL7). There will only be seating for six people inside (the current ES8 has a seven-seat version, but the new ES8 cancels it).
Since the old ES8 weighed just 2460 kg at the curb, the new one is noticeably heavier by 100 kilograms. There is more power now, so don't worry.
The new vehicle will have rims in three diameters: 20, 21, and 22 inches. These tires are available in 255/50 R20, 265/45 R21, and 265/40 R22 sizes.