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Nissan has unveiled its second all-electric car, the Ariya, a crossover. The Ariya was first showcased in the Nissan IMx concept at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017. After launch, the Nissan Ariya will compete with the champion Tesla Model Y.
Nissan Ariya is the Japanese automaker’s largest electric vehicle launch since Nissan Leaf. Few all-electric SUVs are currently available, and even fewer non-luxury options. Aside from the Ariya, EV buyers can choose from the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV. Although on the premium luxury side, the Nissan Ariya can hinder the tranquility of Tesla Model S, Audi E-Tron and Jaguar I-Pace. A few more are coming soon, including the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Powertrain and range
Nissan announced two battery versions – 65 kWh (63 kWh usable) and 90 kWh (87 kWh usable), two drive options (front wheel drive, and e-4ORCE four wheel drive), as well as different power levels (from 160 kW to 290 kW peak).
The battery pack has been given an active thermal management system, which eventually includes liquid cooling. That’s a big improvement over the LEAF. The Ariya closed off the old cells prismatic lithium ion cells. The engine used by the crossover is one Externally Excited Synchronous Motor (ESM), suggesting a major changeover from permanent magnet motors used by Nissan to date.
The Nissan Ariya can be used depending on several promised models, including:
- to about 300 miles (483 km) in the US
- approximately from 360 km (224 miles) to 500 km (311 miles) WLTP in Europe
- approximately from 450 km (280 miles) to 610 km (379 miles) from WLTC in Japan.
The top versions will be able to go 0-100 km / h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds and reach the top speed of 200 km / h (124 mph). The Nissan Ariya could be picked up from the Nissan showroom from 2021 and is expected to cost approximately $ 40,000 (U.S. DOLLAR)
Inside, the electric crossover will make it a much better car than the LEAF. The center will host a 12.3-inch infotainment display, along with a 12.3-inch instrument monitor, plus a heads-up display (HUD). ProPilot 2.0 provides the Ariya hands-off single-lane highway driving capability. The seat, steering wheel position and auto-sliding center console are all adjusted based on the stored driver profile associated with the Intelligent Key.
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