Nissan Ariya

Nissan Ariya Electric Coupé Crossover revealed

Nissan has today revealed the all-new Nissan Ariya electric coupé crossover, with an estimated range of up to 310 miles (based on WLTP combined cycle, subject to homologation).

There will be five core models offered for the European market, including two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions.

The Ariya 63kWh two-wheel-drive model is ideal for urban and suburban commuters. 

The Ariya 87kWh two-wheel drive models expands on the 63kWh with an upgraded powertrain and additional range for those looking to venture on longer journeys.

The Ariya e-4ORCE 63kWh all-wheel-drive model offers performance and innovative new technologies, including twin electric motors and e-4ORCE control technology that deliver balanced, predictable power to all four wheels. 

The Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh all-wheel-drive will offer a longer range coupled with power thanks to the e-4ORCE technology.

Topping the range, the Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh Performance model benefits from a higher power output.

The twin electric motor, all-wheel-drive Ariya models – built on an all-new Alliance-developed EV platform – will feature Nissan’s most advanced all-wheel control technology, e-4ORCE. The “e” in e-4ORCE stands for Nissan’s 100% electric motor drive system. “4ORCE” refers to the vehicle’s physical power and energy, with “4” representing all-wheel control. Nissan says that e-4ORCE is the spiritual offspring of the Nissan GT-R’s ATTESA E-TS torque split system and the Nissan Patrol’s intelligent 4X4 system.

By specifically managing power output and braking performance for smoothness and stability, e-4ORCE enhances driver confidence by tracing the intended driving line over almost any road surface, while never needing to change driving style or input. When cornering on snow-covered roads, for example, the vehicle can faithfully trace the driver’s intended line thanks to ultra-high-precision motor and brake control.

Vehicle pitch and dive are minimised by adding regenerative rear-motor braking to the usual front-motor regenerative braking employed by typical EV and hybrid systems today.

In addition to optimising front and rear torque allocation, the system applies independent brake control at each of the four wheels to maximise the cornering force generated by each one. This delivers cornering that faithfully follows driver intentions with minimal steering adjustments.

The battery pack sits under the centre of the vehicle to ensure a low centre of gravity and near-equal weight distribution, front and rear. The battery pack’s flat design and integrated cross-member in the battery case, allow the Ariya to have a flat floor and impressive structural rigidity.

There are three drive modes, including Standard, Sport and ECO (e-4ORCE models include an additional Snow mode).

There will be quick-charge performance using the Combined Charging System in Europe (CCS). 

A battery thermal control feature constantly optimises the operating temperature of the liquid-cooled battery.

The Nissan Ariya 63kWh versions carry a 7.4 kW charger for domestic use, while the 87kWh include a 22kW 3 phase charger for home charging. The Ariya can also support quick charging up to 130kW for peace of mind during long journeys.

The Ariya features the latest Nissan technologies, including an enhanced ProPILOT. Equipped as standard on the second generation Nissan LEAF, ProPILOT is a hands-on assistance system that helps drivers stay centred in their lane, navigate stop-and-go highway traffic and maintain a set vehicle speed and distance to the vehicle ahead.

ProPILOT with Navi-link offers an enhanced experience from the ProPILOT system first introduced with the LEAF.

The Ariya is also the first Nissan model with firmware over the air updates, called Remote Software Upgrade. The technology automatically updates various software inside the vehicle – specifically, software that controls the multimedia system, electric and electronic architecture, chassis, climate system and EV settings – without having to take the vehicle to a service centre.

The Ariya will be rated to tow up to 1500kg.

More details about Ariya’s availability and pricing in Europe will be shared in the coming months.

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