New Nissan Ariya spotted on tests in JapanJanuary 23, 2021
The first example of the Nissan Ariya will arrive at dealerships this spring. The Japanese brand’s electric SUV aims to become a benchmark in its category with its design and performance. However, Nissan continues to test the model in Japan, where prototypes run thousands of kilometers.
The new Nissan Ariya will be available at dealerships across Europe. The Japanese brand is ready to start shipping the first models scheduled for spring, albeit only in the most basic versions. The most powerful with two electric motors will appear in the second half of 2021. Nissan aims to make the electric SUV the benchmark, ahead of one of its main competitors, the Volkswagen ID.4.
The Japanese have a strong case for being a leader in the form of a very sporty design, a more luxurious and modern interior, and the benefits of electric propulsion technology, which LEAF is responsible for providing. Regardless, the Japanese brand continues to test pre-production electric fully camouflaged prototypes in the area of the plant in Japan where the Ariya is produced, accumulating kilometers.
Nissan will start working with dealers and buyers in the spring. For the Japanese brand, this is one of the most important tests. After developing and adjusting the configurations of the Ariya, it is necessary to test its operation in real conditions and under normal traffic, in large traffic jams in cities or when navigating on normal roads and highways. All of these rolled kilometers will serve to standardize the crossover’s electricity consumption figures.
The Ariya will be offered in five front-wheel drive versions with 218 and 242 hp electric motors, as well as versions with two electric motors and E-4ORCE technology with 279, 306 and 394 hp. The crossover will receive batteries with a capacity of 63 kWh with a range of up to 360 kilometers, as well as a more powerful 87 kWh, which will provide an electric range of up to 500 kilometers.
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