The Nissan Ariya is slated to hit the market later this year. For the moment, the Japanese SUV will be the only representative of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in the D-SUV segment, which will be one of the most rapidly electrified segments in the short term. Thus, among its rivals, we will find models such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the Tesla Model Y, and the Volkswagen ID.4.
When it was revealed for the first time, Nissan announced that the Ariya would be able to homologate a maximum range of 310 miles. However, this initial estimate will eventually be exceeded thanks to, among other things, highly optimized aerodynamics (its bodywork offers a 0.297 Cx, making it the brand’s most efficient crossover to date).
“The aerodynamics of electric vehicles is directly related to the efficiency of the vehicle: less drag and greater stability allow the customer to travel longer distances before having to recharge. The Nissan Ariya strikes the perfect balance between aesthetic beauty and aerodynamic efficiency,” says Sarwar Ahmed, Aerodynamics Engineer, Nissan Europe.
“Although the final range of each version of the Ariya is pending homologation later this year, we anticipate that it will improve compared to the figures published in July 2020 during the world premiere, allowing drivers to tackle longer journeys long on a single charge confidently, “adds Marco Fioravanti, Vice President of Product Planning at Nissan.
“The Ariya is the paradigm of Nissan’s process to enhance the power of electric mobility, offering customers a new level of driving performance and range. As the icon of our innovative and electric future, the Nissan Ariya is ready for the future drivers and ushers in a new era for electric vehicles.”