Nissan describe their all-new Ariya as a “100 percent electric crossover for a new era”, promising to bring “powerful performance and capabilities of zero-emission vehicles to the heart of the electric vehicle market”

Boasting up to 300 miles per charge, the Ariya’s all-electric drivetrain will come in a choice of configurations, including two-wheel drive and a new “e-4ORCE” all-wheel drive versions. Nissan claim this twin-motor system offers “Sports car-level power” with “assured handling”

Offering a “lounge-like” interior, Nissan’s designers took advantage of the flat floor allowed by an EV platform, and used compact climate control components, and thinner profile “Zero Gravity” seats to boost interior space.

No electric vehicle would be complete these days without a suite of electronic gadgets and driver aids, and the Ariya is no exception. The e-Pedal system even allows the car to be started, accelerated and decelerated all from the one pedal! Driver-assist technology includes:

  • ProPILOT Assist 2.0 advanced driver assistance system that uses driver attention monitoring to enable hands-off single-lane highway operation
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist

The Ariya also features Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, as well as “natural-speech” voice control of car settings, with Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard for smartphone integration, with Amazon’s Alexa on-hand for organisation duties!

The Nissan Ariya is set to go on sale in U.S. and Canada in 2021 with a starting price of around $40,000.

Nissan Ariya Key Specifications

Passenger configuration

2-row, 5-passenger

Drive configuration

Front-wheel drive or e-4ORCE all-wheel drive

Platform

Newly developed Alliance CMF-EV

Powertrain

Single (FWD) / dual (e-4ORCE AWD) electric motor, Externally Excited Synchronous Motor (EESM)

Battery capacity

63 kWh / 87 kWh usable (total 65 kWh / 90 kWh)

Thermal management

Active battery management system

Estimated range

Up to approximately 300 miles (preliminary Nissan estimate)

Level 2 charging

Up to 7.2 kW

DC charging type

CCS standard up to 130 kW

Output

160 kW – 290 kW

Torque

221 lb-ft – 443 lb-ft

Wheelbase

109.3 in.

Overall length

182.9 in.

Overall width

74.8 in.

Overall height

65.4 in. – 65.7 (depending on roof rack)

Cargo volume

16.5 cu ft (FWD)
14.6 (e-4ORCE)

Wheel size

19-inch or 20-inch

Tire size

235/55R19 or 255/45R20

Available interior features

Lounge-like space created by flat, open floor and slim-profile Zero Gravity seats; large, minimalist instrument panel with integrated capacitive haptic switches; innovative center storage box with fold-out tray, adjustable center console

Available Advanced Driver Assist (ADAS) Technology

ProPILOT Assist 2.0 featuring hands-off highway operation with Driver Monitoring System

Available safety technology

Nissan Safety Shield® 360 with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking

Model configurations

Ariya standard and long range (FWD)
Ariya standard range e-4ORCE and long range e-4ORCE (AWD)

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