Nissan has chosen Italy for the live presentation of the Ariya, after the virtual premiere last July in Yokohama: the model shown in Rome to the trade press is the last prototype version before the start of production of the car, which will be set up in Japan.
Ariya, the first 100% electric crossover coupe, and on which the new Nissan logo officially debuts, is called the maximum expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility: developed on the new EV platform, it stands out for its design, e-4ORCE technology and advanced autonomous driving and connectivity systems.
A sporty crossover combined with a smooth and silent ride, which provides the pilot and passengers with a welcoming and luxurious interior, while the autonomous driving functions, personal voice assistant and advanced connectivity systems increase safety.
Ariya will be offered on the European market in five versions, with 63 and 87 kWh batteries, two or four wheel drive and range ranging from 340 to 500 km (given in WLTP combined cycle, still subject to homologation).
Driving versions and modes
In detail, these are the five versions:
• Ariya 63 kWh, two-wheel drive, up to 360 km of autonomy
• Ariya 87 kWh, two-wheel drive, up to 500 km of autonomy
• Ariya e-4ORCE 63 kWh, all-wheel drive, up to 340 km of autonomy
• Ariya e-4ORCE 87 kWh, all-wheel drive, up to 460 km of autonomy
• Ariya e-4ORCE 87 kWh Performance, top of the range, up to 400 km of autonomy
All will be equipped with a fast charging system thanks to the Combined Charging System, with the addition of the thermal control function of the battery with liquid cooling, which optimizes the temperature.
The 63 kWh versions are equipped with two battery chargers: one of 7.4 kW in alternating current and one that supports up to 130 kW in direct current, while those of 87 kWh have one with 22 kW in alternating current and one up to at 130 kW continuously.
The three driving modes (Standard, Sport and ECO, in addition to the Snow for the e-4ORCE models), allow the car to be adapted to all driving styles and different road conditions, while the balanced distribution of the weight of the engine and battery, close to 50/50 on the front and rear axles, allows easy and safe cornering.
The e-4ORCE technology, available on the four-wheel drive versions, includes a double electric motor and an all-wheel drive system born from Nissan’s great experience in off-road and sports cars. which combines the GT-R’s Attesa E-TS torque sharing technology and the Patrol’s intelligent 4×4 system.
Ariya will be available on the European market starting from the second half of 2021, with the possibility of booking already by the end of this year; the official price list is not yet established, but Marco Toro, the new CEO of Nissan Italy who officially debuted with the Ariya presentation event, ensures that it will be a particularly interesting one.