New Nissan Ariya - A Full Electric SUV/Crossover
Nissan has unveiled its bold, futuristic coupe-like Ariya model, a full electric Crossover/SUV that should be available the last quarter of 2021. The new electric SUV will stack up very well against currently available similar vehicles, offering a range of up to 310 miles and some performance models that are very swift indeed.
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New Nissan Ariya Exterior
Radical may not be the correct description, but the new Ariya is certainly something different and futuristic looking. The roofline slopes down towards the rear giving the Ariya a sleek and coupe-like look, a roof spoiler further adds something of a sporty feel.
At the front of the vehicle is what Nissan call its new ‘shield’ design and the Nissan logo will be backlit with LEDs to add a nice touch, even the wheels are futuristic looking and something that catches the eye.
New Nissan Ariya Electric Power
The spacious SUV is powered by twin motors and either a 63kWh or 87kWh battery giving a range of up to 233 and 310 miles respectively, which stacks up very well against rival electric cars currently available.
The model range will also offer a choice of 2-wheel drive on lower grade models or a new 4-wheel drive system called ‘e-4orce’, bear in mind models equipped with e-4orce will take a hit on range.
Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art brake regeneration technology and three drive models on 2-wheel drive models; Standard, Sport and Eco plus an additional ‘Snow’ drive mode on 4-wheel drive models, whose name more and less tells you what it’s for.
All models push out a decent amount of power too, a standard 2-wheel drive model equipped with a 63kWh battery offers 215bhp while models equipped with the 87kWh battery boast 239bhp.
Even entry-level 2-wheel drive models equipped with the 64kWh battery can you get you from 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds models which means they are no slouch. The top end of the range is an Ariya e-4orce 87kWh Performance mode which boasts 389bhp and 0-62mph in a fraction over 5-seconds, very swift indeed for a good-sized SUV/Crossover. The performance model obviously takes a hit on range, but you can still get up to 248 miles on a full charge, which is respectable.
If you are looking for an electric SUV for towing the Aria can also offer up to 1500KG of towing which could cover you for 4-6 birth caravans in most cases
New Nissan Ariya Interior
Inside the Nissan Ariya is high-tech, and the futuristic feel continues. You get two 12.3-inch customisable displays for the driver information and infotainment system. Traditional buttons and switches are replaced by touch sensitive panels which look futuristic and in theory should be less distracting to use on the move than traditional switches and buttons. Also available is a head-up display that shows key information.
The Ariya is also equipped with voice control and a virtual assistant that is ready to help. 4G technology means any software updates can be downloaded automatically and in the background, meaning you always have the latest up to date software and features.
The Ariya comes with remote services too, you can access information and control certain features of the vehicle via smartphone app. You can check the battery charging status, remotely control the heating/climate control and start the engine, meaning you can get the car defrosted and heated from the comfort of your home on a winter morning. You can also send navigation routes to the infotainment system ready for your trip.
New Nissan Ariya State of The Art Driver Aids
The Ariya will be equipped with Nissan’s latest version of ProPilot which offers semi-autonomous driving.
ProPilot uses a 360-degree camera and radar system to assist with steering, control speed and braking when needed/in emergency situations. It can keep the vehicle in its lane and intervene to prevent an accident if you attempt to move into another lane and do not see a car in your blind spot.
ProPilot can also help you park the car, automatically keep your distance from cars in front and the new automatic emergency braking system can apply the brakes to prevent a collision when going forwards and when reversing. Speed sign recognition means the system can also automatically control and adjust your speed according to the speed limit.