NISSAN has just unveiled its first all-electric coupé cross-over, the Ariya.
With an estimated range of up to 500kms, the stunning looking SUV is expected here by autumn 2021. There will be two-wheel (2WD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) versions.
The battery pack sits under the middle of the car for near-equal weight distribution while the flat floor allows plenty of space for occupants.
It is built on a new Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi Alliance platform. There will be five core models including 2WD and 4WD versions. The Ariya 63kWh 2WD is aimed at suburban commuters; the 87kWh 2WD has additional range, the e-4ORCE 63kWh AWD adds performance, twin electric motors and e-4ORCE control technology (allocates power to all wheels); the Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh AWD adds more punch and the e-4ORCE 87kWh Performance benefits from even higher power output.
Estimated ranges, depending on battery spec etc go from up to 360km to 500km.
They claim fast range recovery and quick-charge performance with the CCS system. The 63kWh versions carry a 7.4 kW charger for domestic use, while the 87kWh include a 22kW 3-phase charger for charging at home. Charging capacity of up to 130kW is claimed.
There will be the latest ProPilot version as well as the e-Pedal (we know it from the Leaf).
A minimalist dashboard means no conventional buttons or switches. The display interface comprises a 12.3ins instrument monitor and 12.3ins central display. It is the first Nissan with firmware over-the-air updates of software for the multimedia system, EV, chassis, climate and EV settings etc.