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Nio ET5 Touring: electric estate coming to the UK

Published: 16 June 2023 Updated: 16 June 2023

► New ET5 estate coming to the UK
► Price tbc
► 483bhp, up to 348 mile range

Nio has announced its first electric estate for Europe; great news for those looking to buy something large and electric that isn’t an SUV or tiny city car. Called the ET5 Touring, the EV tourer will be coming to Europe and the UK towards the end of the year – and promises to be an interesting alternative in a segment that’s far less developed than you’d expect. 

It’s an estate version of the brand’s ET5 sedan, and that means it features the same understated styling – only here its lines have been extended to add more space for passengers and cargo. That means the ET5 Touring still holds an impressive drag co-efficient of Cd 0.25. 

How much can it hold? 

ET5 Touring seats

There’s 450-litres of boot space on the surface, but root around and you’ll find a further 42-litre of underfloor storage too. The overall cargo space can be increased to 1300-litres if you’re willing to fold down the 40:20:40 rear seats, and with a trunk lip of just 699mm from ground, the space is relatively accessible. 

ET5 Touring estate

Passengers also benefit from the increased space; headroom is 17mm better than the sedan, and there’s also 895mm of legroom for rear passengers. 

Give us some specs

The ET5 Touring combines a 150KW front induction motor with a 210kW rear permanent magnet motor for a total output of 360kW or 483bhp. That translates to a 0-62mph sprint of just 4.0 seconds, but Nio has also fitted four-piston calipers, so it’ll return to a standstill in just 33.9 metres.

ET5 Touring rear with roof rack

Range is 270 miles (WLTP) with a 74kWh battery, and that grows to 348 miles with a 100kWh battery. The ET5 Touring also gets you access to Nio’s wacky Power Swap Stations – if you can find one. That means a new fully-charged battery in just five minutes.

ET5 Touring interior

Tech is also key for the ET5 and its Touring sibling. 33 sensors including LiDAR and a Nvidia-powered brain mean 23 safety and driver assistance features come as standard. Expect AEB and adaptive cruise as given, with further features to be rolled out over the air. 

ET5 Touring screen

Inside, the Nio packs in a 10.2-inch instrument cluster and pairs it with a high-end 12.8-inch AMOLED infotainment screen, There’s a 23-speaker, 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos system for 3D-sound, and the front seats will also heat, ventilate and massage passengers. 

We’ll update this article with pricing information when we have it.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes