A significant milestone in the transition initiative of Nissan NEXT is the launch of Nissan Ariya hybrid SUV. As the first electric SUV spinoff for the company, the company’s vision for enriching human lives is reflected in the Ariya.
“We agree that Covid-19 was a huge challenge to us on the one hand, but on the other, we have been taught a different way of working and a new way of marketing”, said Nissan’s COO, Ashwani Gupta.
At a streaming event in Yokohama, the fully autonomous Nissan Ariya debuted. Through an elegant but simplistic exterior configuration with a comfortable interior, Ariya promises strong acceleration and fast, quiet operation and advanced driver assistant and communication technologies.
Nissan’s designers used the current EV framework, which supports the flat floor, to provide the Ariya with a very comfortable cabin for its compact temperature monitoring modules. The lounge-like interior with a thin Zero Gravity profile offers both driver and passenger with a welcoming and friendly setting.
With different setups, Ariya customers can select for their particular needs. Those include two-wheel drive and new all-wheel-drive e-4ORCE, along with two different sizes of the battery. The e-4ORCE all-round control system provides a fast, comfortable driving and all-weather efficiency. The twin electric motors of the system provide sports car control for balanced, safe use. The next-generation ProPILOT Assist, 2.0 integrated driver assistance program, will help drivers feel more relaxed and less frustrated. It is regulated by the driver to allow single-lane driving. Besides, Ariya will provide an e-pedal that will enable the rider to start, accelerate, and decelerate only with the accelerator pedal.
Some of its design aspects and features from the prototype, which broke cover during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, have been retained in this electric coupe crossover edition. It will be launched first in mid-2021, followed by the US and Canada in the Japanese market. Prices are expected to begin at around $40,000 for the New Nissan Electric Car Crossover.