Nissan recently introduced the all-new Nissan Ariya, the brand's all-electric crossover SUV based on the concept EV they debuted at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. CEO Makoto Uchida and Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta unveiled the Ariya to a global audience via a live-streamed event at the new Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, Japan.
“The Nissan Ariya is a truly beautiful and remarkable car. It enables you to go further, easier, and in comfort. The Ariya is designed to impress, and to express what Nissan strives for – making our customers’ lives better,” said Gupta.
The launch of the second-generation Ariya sets the pace for Nissan’s plan to roll out 12 new models in the next 18 months. It is the first vehicle to feature Nissan’s new logo which was also unveiled at the same event. The new logo will likewise adorn coming Nissan models as they’re introduced or refreshed.
Nissan expects sales of EVs and e-POWER electrified models to be more than 1 million units a year by the end of fiscal 2023. By then, the company also aims to introduce autonomous driving technologies in more than 20 models in 20 markets and to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles equipped with these systems.
With a 100% electric powertrain, the Ariya promises powerful acceleration and smooth, quiet operation. Drivers and passengers can relax and enjoy the ride thanks to autonomous driving technology, concierge-level driver assistance, seamless connectivity, and a spacious interior. With an estimated range of up to 610 kilometers, the Ariya can be used for daily commutes and as well as trips out of town.
Building on Nissan’s strength as an EV pioneer, the Ariya takes the powerful performance and capabilities of zero-emission vehicles to a new level. Aside from promising excellent power delivery, charging capabilities, and range, customers can choose from multiple configurations to suit their individual needs. Choices include two-wheel-drive and e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive versions, as well as two different battery sizes.
The e-4ORCE all-wheel control system balances the powerful performance with all-weather capability. The system’s twin electric motors provide a balanced, predictable ride, with sports car-level power delivered in the blink of an eye.
The Ariya is the most technologically advanced Nissan car to date. For the driver's safety and convenience, the Ariya is equipped with ProPILOT 2.0 advanced driver assistance system and the ProPILOT Remote Park and e-Pedal features.
Also standard across the Ariya lineup is Nissan’s Safety Shield system. This includes Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, and Rear Automatic Emergency Braking technology.
An all-new human-machine interface lets customers use natural speech to adjust car settings. Over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates are most convenient. The Ariya also includes Amazon’s Alexa to help customers simplify and organize their lives.
Spacious, flat-floor cabin
The Ariya’s striking looks represent Nissan’s new design language, Timeless Japanese Futurism. It is characterized by a distinctive Japanese approach, conveyed in a simple yet powerfully modern way. Nissan’s designers took advantage of the car’s new EV platform, which allows for a flat floor, and its compact climate control components to give the Ariya the most spacious cabin in its class. The lounge-like interior, featuring Zero Gravity seats, provides a welcoming and comfortable environment for the driver and passengers alike.
“The Ariya enhances driving excitement, ensures high levels of comfort and confidence, and heightens the joy of connecting,” Gupta said. “It’s more than just a great EV crossover, it’s a great vehicle. It’s a true force of wonder, and it’s coming soon.”
The all-new Nissan Ariya is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in mid-2021 and will be priced at around 5 million yen or Php 2,302,647.42. It is also planned to go on sale in Europe, North America, and China by the end of 2021.
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