NIO is a Chinese electric automaker and it has just launched its new 7-seater performance SUV for China, dubbed NIO ES8. The deliveries are scheduled for 2018 and it will be created together with the iconic EP9 electric supercar.

NIO ES8’s body and chassis are made of aluminum and they are 196 inches long. The wheelbase is of around 118 inches. This means that the cabin has got a 2-3-2 seating arrangement with a spacious display in the center console, a two-spoke steering wheel, a fully-digital gauge cluster and contrasting black and white elements.

NIO ES8There are some other details we can’t wait to find out, especially about the powertrain. It is rumored that the car is equipped with electric motors at the front and rear and it also has an advanced air suspension system. Besides that, it has a battery similar to Tesla’s defunct battery-swapping service.

NIO ES8This electric SUV resembles EP9 supercar, especially at the rear. The headlights resemble Citroen C4 Cactus, but except this, the car looks pretty exclusive.

NIO ES8NIO founder and chairman William Li has stated that this is a first-class vehicle and it represents perfectly what an electric car should be like.