Nissan unveiled its first electric crossover. The plans for the model are great, but what is the Ariya?
Nissan says the Ariya electric coupe-crossover is created for a new era. It sounds a little pretentious, but we remember the success of the Nissan LEAF.
The automaker has told in details about the Nissan Ariya. There five main facts of it:
1. 2WD / 4WD
First of all, it is worth noting the Ariya will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive versions: 2 options for the first configuration and 3 for the second, including the top Performance version.
In addition, buyers will be able to choose from two batteries with a capacity of 65 and 90 kWh.
2. Power and torque of the Nissan Ariya
Depending on the battery, the maximum output of the electric motor is from 218 to 306 hp. The top-end Ariya engine develops up to 394 hp.
The torque ranges from 300 to 600 Nm.
3. Dynamics of the Nissan Ariya
The front-wheel drive crossover needs 7.5 and 7.6 s to accelerate to 100 km/h (slower with a more powerful battery). Acceleration of the all-wheel-drive Ariya takes 5.9, 5.7 and 5.1 seconds with a 65-kW battery, a 90-kW on, and a top version, respectively.
The maximum speed is 160 km/h for the 2WD version and 200 km/h for the 4WD variant.
4. The Nissan Ariya’s driving range
The largest range is 500 km – for the front-wheel drive crossover with the more powerful battery. The base Ariya can travel up to 360 km on a single charge.
The all-wheel drive crossover has a range from 340 to 460 km, depending on the version.
5. Overall dimensions of the Nissan Ariya
The new electric crossover does not reach the dimensions of the Audi e-tron, but it cannot be called small either. Length – 4595 mm, width – 1850 mm, height – 1660 mm, wheelbase – 2775 mm.
True, Nissan is still silent about the most important factor: how much will Ariya cost?