According to Chinese car media outlet DaDaBuyCar, a few days ago, the road test spy photos of the first model of the NIO sub-brand from the Internet were exposed.
The internal code of the new car is “Alps”, and it is expected to be mass-produced in 2024.
In terms of appearance, the new car in the spy photos is covered with heavy camouflage. Judging from NIO’s positioning of the sub-brand, the car will be a hatchback model. The side of the body is equipped with a hidden door handle, and the size of the wheels should be no less than 18 inches.
In terms of power, as the first model of NIO’s new sub-brand, Alps will use pure electric drive, and the range is expected to be more than 500km.
It is speculated by the media that the Alps brand will adopt an open power battery procurement strategy. Zhongchuang Xinhang and BYD Fudi batteries may become the brand’s battery suppliers. Among the models sold by NIO, the ET5, which starts at 328,000, is the lowest-priced model. The new car Alps has a mature manufacturing system. If the price can enter the 200,000 range, it will have strong competitiveness after it is launched.