The Nissan Ariya is the “ultimate manifestation of style and technology,” according to Nissan. It’s difficult to disagree. The Ariya’s V-Motion grille has a 3D pattern with the brand’s new logo that lights up thanks to 20 LEDs, in keeping with its “Timeless Japanese Futurism” design philosophy. This aerodynamic grille also serves as a shield for the Ariya’s ProPilot sensing equipment.The LED running lights integrate into the grille, while a broken horizontal line connects the front and rear fascias on the sides of the vehicle.A raised C-pillar and a one-piece blade with a blacked-out look when not in use add to the rear end’s appeal. Nissan is providing six two-tone paint and four full-body color choices, including the trademark Copper paint shown above, for even more style. With two-tone paint, a black roof is provided. Sporty 19-inch aluminum wheels are standard, with 20-inchers available as an option.When compared to the Tesla Model Y, the exterior style is unmistakably dramatic, and it’s easy to see where the eyes would first be drawn.
The inside is decorated in a Japanese-inspired style. The infotainment screen and the driver’s instrument gauge cluster both have big 12.3-inch monitors. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa are all available as standard features. Because all of the key controls are integrated into the touchscreen, the minimalist dashboard lacks traditional buttons. One especially inventive approach was to have mechanical-related operations vibrate when pressed, simulating the action of pressing a button.The center console, like the seat placements, can be adjusted to the driver’s preferences and recorded as part of the driver’s profile. There’s lots of storage, including a huge box hidden beneath the center instrument panel and a laptop-friendly fold-out tray.The Zero Gravity chairs’ compact form helps to provide more legroom for both front- and rear-seat occupants. Engineers were able to free up interior space in unusual ways because to the Ariya’s EV base, such as placing the climate control system under the hood, where a combustion engine would have been. Electric vehicles do not require a transmission tube, and the Ariya’s flat floor provides even greater passenger and freight room.
The Ariya will be available in two battery sizes: 66 kWh and 87 kWh, as well as front- or all-wheel drive. Nissan has yet to release range estimates, but the FWD 87 kWh is likely to travel around 300 miles on a single charge. AWD variants get Nissan’s innovative e-4ORCE system, which borrows technology from the Nissan GT-torque-split R’s system.The base Ariya will have 215 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, while the improved version will have 388 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.Drivers can choose from three driving modes to find the best setting for the road and weather circumstances. The near 50:50 front/rear weight distribution, another benefit of the hefty battery pack beneath the floor, will allow for excellent handling.The standard ProPilot Assist 2.0 suite of features, which includes lane centering, navigating stop-and-go highway traffic, and assisting in maintaining vehicle speed based on impending road conditions, will appeal to safety-conscious purchasers. Intelligent Around View Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, and Emergency Braking are all included in the Nissan Safety Shield package.
There does not appear to be any reason why this SUV should not be purchased when it is released in the summer of 2022. The Nissan Ariya appears to be a fantastic value for money combination, with a starting price of roughly $40,000. It boasts a nice design, a strong range, and the most up-to-date safety and driver-assistance technology. So far, this is all that can be anticipated of an electric vehicle, and the Ariya SUV more than lives up to expectations.