By Wahidul Khan
Revealed on Wednesday in final production form, the Nissan Ariya EUV is the renowned Japanese manufacturer’s answer to the Tesla Model Y, Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4. Along with a new refreshed logo (which is even illuminated on the car), Nissan has introduced a clean and sophisticated design both inside and out, which is apparent with the general move of all manufactures towards a ‘clean energy, clean design’, which is evidently a beginning of a new era.
The performance figures are impressive and divergent to Nissan’s first full-EV, The Leaf with a 0-62 mph time of 5.1 seconds, and 394bhp with four-wheel-drive configured. It’ll be available with either a 63 kWh or 87 kWh battery pack and front or all-wheel drive (as mentioned above), with up to 233 miles of range and 310 miles respectively (WLTP figures).
All models in Europe will support CCS (Combined Charging System), compatible with fast public chargers and it will support charging at 130kW.
Not the fastest, but still fast enough. The 2WD models will support 7.4kW AC charging, but the 4WD models will have additional support for three-phase 22kW AC charging.
The interior has been designed to be spacious and follow through with that clean exterior design, taking on in Nissans’ own words: “a lounge concept”, which in turn takes advantage of the flat floor to create a spacious cabin. Nissan says that all the air conditioning components have been moved under the bonnet so they don’t occupy interior space, while the centre console can be adjusted to suit the driver’s preference.
There are two 12.3-inch displays in the interior for driver information and acting as a centre console, with haptic touch controls, while there’s a new voice assistant triggered by saying “Hey Nissan” giving access to a plethora of information such as details about your charge level, and even changing the cabin temperature.
The Nissan Ariya will be available in the US from late-2021 and will start at approximately $40,000, or just $32,500 after the FTC. Are you a fan of Nissan’s first all-electric SUV? Let us know your thoughts in the replies section below!