The Ariya is Nissan's first all-electric coupé crossover and offers powerful acceleration and smooth, quiet operation, as well as an interior with a welcoming, luxurious lounge-like atmosphere. Its stress-free autonomous driving features, voice personal assistance and seamless connectivity bring an effortless driving experience and provides a welcoming environment for the driver and passengers. And with an estimated range of up to 500KM (WLTP), Ariya is the perfect partner for daily commutes and road trips.
The Ariya is Nissan's ultimate expression of style and technology, with each complementing the other in aesthetics and function. The model's 100% electric platform allowed designers to take new approaches to existing components. The purposeful front end is bordered by subtle lighting that illuminates, along with the logo, when Ariya is ready to drive. Thin LED headlamps, constructed with four 20mm mini-projectors, reinvent Nissan’s signature V-motion design. When viewed from the side, Ariya shows off it's low, sleek roofline. Sporty, five-spoke, 19-inch aluminum wheels (20-inch wheels also available, depending on the grade) communicate the vehicle’s dynamic stance and sporty nature.
“The Ariya’s exterior proportions show what’s possible with Nissan’s 100% electric-vehicle platform,” said Senior Design Director Giovanny Arroba. “The surprisingly short overhangs, aggressive roofline and large wheels provide an elegant appearance that flawlessly balances sport and luxury.”
The compact nature of the powertrain components made it possible for Nissan’s engineers to install the climate control system under the bonnet (where a traditional engine would be), allowing the designers to utilise the whole length of the cabin without obstructions, such as a transmission tunnel or cabin systems tucked under the instrument panel. Also, a flat, open floor, made possible by the location of the battery at the base of the chassis, and Ariya’s slim profile Zero Gravity seats, result in vast amounts of legroom and easy interaction between front and rear seat passengers.
“The interior of the Ariya is a pleasant ‘living space’ for the driver and occupants to enjoy while experiencing the theater of traveling to familiar and new destinations,” Arroba said. “The materials throughout the interior were carefully selected to avoid the overly traditional feel of some luxury vehicles, while giving an impression of premium futurism in technology and utility.”
Front-seat occupants are treated to Ariya’s minimalist dashboard, which blends seamlessly with the shape of the cabin. Primary climate control functions are integrated into the centre dash in the form of capacitive haptic switches that offer the same feeling as mechanical switches by vibrating when touched. They only appear when the car is turned on, providing a technological yet luxury touch to the cockpit area.
The Nissan Ariya’s all-electric drivetrain takes the excitement and potential of zero-emission mobility to the next level by integrating excellent power delivery, charging capabilities and extended range.
With five core models offered for the Irish market, including two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions, the Ariya meets the driving needs of a wide range of customers.
The Ariya 63kWh two-wheel-drive model is ideal for urban and suburban commuters looking for quality and style in their next-generation EV. The Ariya 87kWh two-wheel drive models expands on the 63kWh with an upgraded powertrain and additional range for those looking to venture on longer journeys.
The Ariya e-4ORCE 63kWh all-wheel-drive model offers an attractive balance in performance and value in its segment. With almost no compromise on range, this model offers ample performance and innovative new technologies, including twin electric motors and e-4ORCE control technology that deliver balanced, predictable power to all four wheels. The Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh all-wheel-drive will offer a longer range coupled with pure power thanks to the e-4ORCE technology. Topping the range, the Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh Performance model benefits from a higher power output and will be the pinnacle of the best performance-technology combination.
Whether the two or all-wheel-drive model, the power and performance of Ariya will bring excitement back to the daily commute and urge drivers to explore further. To allow even more exploration, the Ariya will be rated to tow up to 1500kg.