On July 15, Nissan will present the Ariya, its expected new generation electric SUV, in Yokohama (Japan). This model will mean the return of the Japanese brand to the front page of the electric car market. The once-thriving LEAF has been somewhat out of date compared to the most recent proposals of the competition (although it continues to be the second best-selling electric car of the history).
The Ariya will be in charge of releasing the CMF-EV modular electric platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. A skate-board type architecture that will maximize the interior space of the SUV. With an approximate length of 4.60 meters, the model will fit into segment D, remaining between the successful Qashqai and X-Trail.
The Ariya is also expected to be Nissan’s first electric car with a liquid cooling system for the battery, a considerable improvement over the current LEAF. Although not confirmed yet, you may be equipping AESC’s new NCM 811 cells, which will provide the pack with high energy density.
On the other hand, the model will have the intelligent all-wheel-drive system e-4ORCE, which will improve the vehicle’s performance, grip, and dynamism thanks to the experience accumulated with the GT-R supercar and the Patrol SUV. Its powertrain will consist of two electric motors with a total output of about 300 hp (227 kW) and 680 Nm of torque, although basic front-wheel-drive versions may also be offered. According to Nissan, an average driver will only need to charge the Ariya once a week. Various rumors indicate that the autonomy of the model will be around a 300-mile range.
In the latest advances released by Nissan, we can see that the Ariya will have daytime running lights that will follow the outline of the typical V-shaped grille of the brand. At the equipment level, it will stand out for having the ProPILOT 2.0 semi-autonomous driving assistant, which will have automated lane changes as the main improvement over the current system.