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Price list et5 of Weilan sports utility vehicle (subsidized price of Weilai et5)

On December 16th, 2017, it was the time when Wei Lai's dream began. On this day, Weilai's first model, ES8, was officially launched, which opened a new market segment of pure electric sport utility vehicles with its own brand of more than 400,000, and became the pillar of Weilai's most difficult period before the arrival of ES6.

Now, after a lapse of five years, ES6 and ET5 have become the main carriers of Weilai. As the pioneering work of Weilai, it is time for ES8 to be replaced. The new car was released at NIO Day at the end of last year with a price of 528-638,000 yuan. Although the price is much higher, the design of the new ES8 has almost been upgraded from the bottom platform to the interior and exterior decoration.

At the recent Shanghai Auto Show, the professor has seen the real car for the guests. Today, let's see if it can help Weilai surpass Lexus this year.

Since seeing the real car, the professor has been full of praise for Weilai's design. Although the design of the old models can still be played today, the new ES8 is more elegant, which is also a reflection of today's technological and aesthetic improvement.

Specifically, the new ES8 continues the design language of Design for AD. The front face of the broken-line shark nose adopts a closed design, replacing the rough front face of the old X-Bar, and chrome-plated decoration is no longer used, so the surface of the front face is smoother and more uniform. At the same time, the new car is still designed with split headlights, the daytime running lights are more slender, and the upper edge of the front windshield is equipped with a watchtower lidar and camera, which is more concise and pure as a whole.

Coming to the side, the new car adopts an organic surface and flat side windows, and the lines are more natural. There is no old angular line design, and the chrome trim is reduced, so the whole visual experience is more aesthetic. In addition, the new car also uses a 22-inch wheel rim, and the front brake comes standard with Brembo six-piston high-performance calipers, which further enhances the anti-attenuation of the brake system.

The rear of the car is also simple, the upper rear wiper is hidden in the top spoiler, the middle is replaced by the popular slender through taillight, and the lower enclosure moves the red warning light down, making the rear of the car look more exquisite.

It's a pity that the new ES8 interior didn't have an open experience at this auto show. The professor can only introduce it in combination with the official map. The interior of the new car is also taking an exquisite route. As a whole, it follows the latest design layout and uses wood grain decoration in many places. The chrome-plated decorative strips in the past have been removed, making the car look more concise and comfortable.

At the same time, the center console adopts layered design, the upper layer is intelligent air outlet, and the lower layer is covered with leather; The size of the central control screen has been upgraded from the previous 11.3-inch to the 12.8-inch OLED screen. The resolution, contrast and color gamut have all been improved, and the interface display has become more delicate and clear.

In addition, now the new car only supports six seats, that is to say, this new ES8 is aimed at the market of the big six-seat SUV, so it also pays more attention to comfort in design and configuration. For example, the first two rows of seats use Wei Ziyan's seat frame platform, the main driver's seat supports shoulder adjustment, and the queen's co-driver can become a zero-gravity posture with one button; For another example, the third row of seats is equipped with the functions of seat heating and electric angle adjustment.

Even, the new car with high models has an "executive island" design, which not only provides wireless charging, cup holders and other functions, but also has a car refrigerator. It can be seen that the comfort and luxury of the new ES8 have been comprehensively improved, which can theoretically bring a better ride experience.

In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new car are 5099/1989/1750 and the wheelbase is 3070mm, which is an overall improvement compared with the old one. The length is increased by 77m, the width is increased by 27mm, the height is reduced by 6mm, and the wheelbase is increased by 60 mm. Together with the 2+2+2 seat layout, it means that the rear row of the new car will become more flexible and abundant.

When the seats are fully loaded, the luggage compartment volume of the new car is 235L, which is about the space of two 24-inch luggage compartments and a backpack. If the third row is put down, the luggage compartment space can be expanded to 552L, which can meet the loading needs of ordinary families.

Thanks to the NT2.0 platform, the power performance of the new ES8 has also made a big breakthrough. The whole system comes standard with dual-motor drive, with a maximum horsepower of 653 horsepower and a peak torque of 850 N m. The official zero-speed acceleration is 4.1s, which can be said to be the level of excess power for ordinary households. At the same time, the new car is also equipped with dual-chamber air suspension, CDC dynamic damping control system, Bosch IPB intelligent brake-by-wire system, etc. In theory, the driving experience of the new car will also be significantly improved.

In terms of battery life, the new car will still provide 75 kWh and 100 kWh battery packs with different capacities. The cruising range of CLTC is 465 km and 605 km respectively. The former is suitable for urban traffic, while the latter is suitable for consumers with high-speed needs.

In addition, with the support of hardware such as lidar, four NVIDIA Orin X chips and 8 megapixel camera, the new ES8 can not only complete L2+ assisted driving, but also realize higher-level assisted driving function through OTA. It can be seen that the product strength of the new ES8 has been improved in the front, and it can also make it more likely to win in the next market competition.

In fact, after knowing the price of the new ES8 and only supporting the six-seat layout, many people said that Weilai was trying to seize the market with six seats, and often compared the new ES8 with the ideal L9.

However, in the professor's view, at present, the starting price of the new ES8 is 528,000 yuan, and there is no direct competitor in the field of new energy. It is more aimed at the market share of BBA, that is to say, the real target competitors of the new ES8 are BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7 and other fuel vehicles with similar prices.

Compared with these three models, the new ES8 has stronger performance, higher intelligence, richer configuration and lower price, which will be very attractive to ordinary consumers, but only time will tell us whether the potential customers of luxury brands can give up BBA and switch to Weilai.

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