On July 15, Nissan will present to the world its latest creation, the Ariya electric SUV. A key model for a brand that has recently lost its leading role in the transition to electric mobility is the premature aging of the LEAF, which was the most successful electric car on the planet.
Seated on the modular platform CMF-EV of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, this SUV will be a vital part of the offensive of eight electric cars that Nissan is preparing for the year 2023 (among which will be the LEAF itself and the next generation of the e-NV200 van).
With an estimated length of 4.60 meters, the Ariya will be an SUV, which will rival models such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Skoda Enyaq iV, the Tesla Model Y, and the Volkswagen ID. 4, among others. Within the Nissan range, it will be located by size between two authentic best sellers: the Qashqai and the X-Trail/Rogue.
The Nissan Ariya will be the first model in the group to feature the intelligent all-wheel-drive system e-4ORCE, explicitly developed for electric cars with two engines (one per axle). Thanks to the experience gained after years polishing the GT-R supercar and the Patrol SUV, Nissan promises to have developed a system capable of significantly improving the dynamic behavior of its electric models.
As for the battery, the model is expected to have a liquid-cooled pack, solving one of the main drawbacks of the LEAF. Although it is not yet confirmed, it is highly likely that it will have the new generation of AESC NCM 811 cells, which will give it a range greater than 310 miles per charge.
Although there are still a few days before its official presentation, Nissan has released a video where we can see some details of the model, including its thin, LED headlights with three projectors, its tusk-shaped daytime running lights, its V-shaped fairing grille, and its lateral gills. The charging socket will be located on the front wing.