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Ariya arrives! New 600km+ battery buggy out from Nissan

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has introduced its all-new Ariya, an electric crossover SUV with phenomenal claimed range and ”greater driving excitement, confidence, comfort, and connectivity”

”The batteries-only car,” Nissan promises, ”has powerful acceleration and smooth, quiet, operation. Occupants and can relax and enjoy the ride thanks to autonomous driving technology, concierge-level assistance, seamless connectivity and a spacious, lounge-like, cabin.”

2021 NISSAN ARIYA. Image: Nissan Japan

The car’s estimated range could cover as much as 610km on one charge.

CEO Makoto Uchida and chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta unveiled the Ariya to a global audience during a live-streamed event at Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama.

‘A NEW LEVEL’

Gupta said during the event: “The Ariya is a truly remarkable car. It can go further, easier, in comfort and make owners’ lives better.”

The cars will go on sale first in Japan in mid-2021 for the equivalent of about R772 000. Nissan says the will take zero-emissions vehicles to ”a new level”.

Buyers, the automaker adds, will be able to choose from a number of configurations – among them two-wheel drive and e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive with a choice of battery capacity.

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”The e-4ORCE all-wheel control system,” Nissan told The Corner, ”will balance powerful performance with all-weather capability. Two electric motors will provide a balanced and predictable ride with sport-car power delivered in the blink of an eye.”

2021 NISSAN ARIYA. Image: Nissan Japan

The Ariya is also said to be the most technologically advanced Nissan car yet with advanced driving assistance system using ProPILOT parking and road progress covered by all-round surveillance to supply colliision warnings, and emergency braking.

Natural speech will activate settings while Amazon’s Alexa handles the office diary and drivers’ lives.

2021 NISSAN ARIYA. Image: Nissan Japan
  • The car’s flat floor and simple aircon is more of a lounge than a conveyance. Gupta again: ”It’s more than just a great EV crossover, it’s a great vehicle. It’s a true force of wonder, and it’s coming soon.”

    To watch the world premiere and learn more about the all-new Nissan Ariya, visit TheNissanNext.com.
2021 NISSAN ARIYA. Image: Nissan Japan
2021 NISSAN ARIYA. Image: Nissan Japan

 

 

 

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