Nissan unveils all-new Ariya
Global automotive giant Nissan has officially unveiled its electric crossover Nissan Ariya designed to carry more load with less carbon footprint.
Introduced via digital reveal, the Nissan Ariya unveiling was headed by CEO Makoto Uchida and Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta. The event was livestreamed from the new Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama.
The world had a first glimpse of the Nissan Ariya last year at CES 2020, together with the Pro-Pilot golf ball and the electric ice cream van.
The Nissan Ariya has a full-electric powertrain and provides customers multiple configurations (which includes two-wheel-drive and e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive versions, as well as two different battery sizes) to meet their individual needs.
The e-4ORCE AWD is meant to dish out the performance capabilities of the Nissan Ariya, balancing power with all-weather capability, thanks to its twin electric motors.
With full juice, the Nissan Ariya is said to cover some 610 kilometers (based on Japan WLTC cycle), making it a perfect ride for both the daily commute and weekend road trips.
The Nissan Ariya is fitted with advance technological features to make driving a whole lot easier.
The world of comfort and convenience begins with the ProPILOT 2.0 advanced driver assistance system and the ProPILOT Remote Park and e-Pedal features. Aside from that, the Ariya has Nissan’s Safety Shield system—which is a myriad list of security features such as Intelligent Around View Monitor, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking and Rear Automatic Emergency Braking technology.
Updating the driver-assistance program is ultra-convenient as it has over-the-air firmware update capabilities. The Nissan Ariya also includes Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to simplify driving experience even more.
“The Nissan Ariya is a truly beautiful and remarkable car,” Gupta said. “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.”
Nissan’s designers took advantage of the car’s new EV platform, which allows for a flat floor. Compact climate control components further allow the Ariya the most spacious cabin in its class. The lounge-like interior, featuring Zero Gravity seats, provides a welcoming and comfortable environment for 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 Nissan Ariya, targeted to be in the Japan market by middle of next year, will retail at 5 million yen (P2.305 million). After Japan, it will be offered in Europe, North America and China by end of 2021.
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