Nissan has revealed its all- new Ariya electric crossover, marking a new chapter for Nissan electric vehicles. The Ariya, Nissan’s first all electric crossover SUV offers powerful acceleration and smooth, quiet operation, as well as an interior with a luxurious lounge-like atmosphere. Its advanced driver-assistance features, concierge-like assistance and seamless connectivity heightens on-road confidence and provides a welcoming environment for the driver and passengers.
The all-new Ariya offers an estimated range of up to approximately 300 miles/482 kilometres (preliminary Nissan estimated range for long range 2WD model), making it more than capable of handling commutes and longer trips alike. Ariya builds on Nissan’s strength as an EV pioneer and innovator, including global sales of more than 475,000 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles since its introduction a decade ago. Ariya takes the powerful performance and capabilities of zero-emission vehicles to a new level.
Built on an all-new Alliance-developed EV platform, Ariya is the ultimate expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan’s vision to further improve the appeal of its vehicles and achieve its ultimate goal of a future with zero tailpipe emissions and virtually zero vehicle fatalities.
The Nissan Ariya’s all-electric drivetrain integrates power delivery, charging capabilities and extended range. With four core models offered, including two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions, Ariya is designed to meet the driving needs of a wide range of customers.
Both Ariya front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models offer a choice of 63 kWh of usable battery capacity – ideal for urban commuters and first time EV owners looking for quality and style in their next-generation EV – or 87 kWh. The 87 kWh models’ additional battery capacity delivers the additional range for those looking to venture on longer journeys.
The advantages provided by the all-new EV platform have enabled the Ariya to offer a spacious cabin. The compact nature of the powertrain components made it possible for Nissan’s engineers to install the climate control system under the hood (where a traditional gasoline engine would be), allowing the designers to utilize the whole length of the cabin without traditional obstructions such as a transmission tunnel.
Ariya provides high levels of comfort and confidence by providing occupants with the latest Nissan technologies, including the next-generation ProPILOT Assist advanced driver assistance.
ProPILOT Assist 2.0 is the newest iteration of Nissan’s driver assistance technology. ProPILOT Assist is a hands-on assistance system that helps drivers stay centered in their lane, navigate stop-and-go highway traffic and maintain a set vehicle speed and distance to the vehicle ahead. ProPILOT Assist 2.0 expands on this, allowing attentive drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel under certain conditions, helping reduce the driver’s workload and stress in single-lane highway traffic.1,2 In addition, ProPILOT Assist 2.0 also supports multi-lane highway driving tasks such as lane changes, passing and highway exiting. Ariya is also equipped with standard Nissan Safety Shield® 360, a suite of six active safety features that includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking.
The Nissan Ariya crossover marks a new era for electric vehicles, promising an powerful and smooth ride thanks to the full strength of Nissan Intelligent Mobility delivered by the latest assistance technologies designed to support, respond and respect the driver’s intentions.
The Nissan Ariya will go on sale in Japan from mid-2021, with North American availability to follow later in 2021.