Nissan Ariya electric will be pitched as a Tesla rival – Will offer up to 610 kms of range based on WLTC Japan cycle
The all new Nissan Ariya has been revealed at a digital event in Yokohama, Japan. It will go on sale in Japan from mid 2021, while sales in US and Canada will commence later next year. Prices in Japan are at about 5 million yen while in the US, it will go for $40,000 (approx Rs 30 lakhs).
Nissan Ariya is an all electric crossover. It has been designed for complete autonomous driving with seamless connectivity, lounge like interiors and offering the latest in technology to both drivers and passengers. This future ready electric car is ideally suited both for daily commute and weekend getaways.
Specs, Range, Power
Powered by an all electric drivetrain, the Ariya promises best in class power delivery, charging capabilities and extended range. It will be seen with two configurations of two wheel drive and e-FORCE all wheel drive, perfectly balanced for both delivery and comfort.
The 2 WD versions get 60 kWh and 90 kWh battery options offering output of 160 kW (218 hp) and 178 kW (242 hp) respectively and torque of 300 Nm each. It is capable of acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.5 and 7.6 seconds respectively; with a common top speed of 160 kmph. Driving range according to the WLTC Japan cycle stands at 450 km and 610 km respectively.
4 WD version of the Nissan Ariya gets the same 65 kWh for base variant, but gets larger 90 kWh battery pack on the top of the line variant. Power output is increased to 250 kW (340 hp) and 290 kW (395 hp) respectively. Torque output stands at 560Nm and 600 Nm respectively. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 5.4 seconds and 5.1 seconds while top speed is at 200 kmph. Range is 430 kms and 580 kms.
Advanced design and technology
Nissan Ariya measures 4,595mm in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,655mm in height. Its overall weight depends on model and on board equipment, ranging between 1,900-2,200 kgs with a 2,775mm long wheelbase.
Being touted as the most technologically advanced Nissan model to date, the Ariya gets ProPILOT 2.0 advanced driver assistance system, remote park and ePedal features along with Nissan Safety Shield System. This consists of intelligent around view monitor, intelligent forward collision warning, intelligent emergency braking along with Rear Automatic Emergency Braking technology. Its on board equipment also includes Amazon Alexa, over the air firmware updates and a human machine interface allowing user to adjust car setting via natural speech.
Maintenance and warranty package
Nissan is offering the new Ariya with a basic warranty pack as is also offered on the Leaf. This includes a 3 year/60,000 km policy and battery protection for upto 8 years/160,000 kms. Once on sale in US markets, the Nissan Ariya will compete against the Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Ford Mustang Mach-E.