Nissan unveiled the Ariya SUV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019. Although it is a concept car, for now, the future production of this SUV is expected to begin sometime in 2021. Nissan announced that this all-electric vehicle would run on a dual front/rear electric motor configuration.
According to the higher-ups on Nissan’s design team, contemporary vehicle architecture provides new possibilities for vehicle perspectives, such as how vehicles connect and communicate with society and other vehicles on the road. They emphasized the importance of how an EV, coupled with advanced driving potentials, will offer a new era of driving capabilities. The Ariya Concept design finds its roots in timeless Japanese Futurism, making it aesthetically pleasing to a wide range of design tastes.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility, A Contemporary Design Language
From the outside, the Nissan Ariya is defined by its sleek broad front bumpers and ultra-thin LED headlights. With this design, Nissan has distanced itself from the traditional SUV body type and builds on it with cutting-edge tech like Nissan Intelligent Mobility capabilities. It has a futuristic vision for personal driving that reduces accidents and harmful emissions via adaptive vehicle intelligence.
Nissan’s EV Technology
This advanced all-electric vehicle technology combined with a level of seamless human-machine interaction, assures an entirely new driving experience. The concept EV SUV, boasts the latest evolution of Nissan’s award-winning driver assistance system – ProPILOT 2.0, which integrates hands-off single-lane driving capabilities. The Ariya, thanks to its high-performance, 100% electric drive system, also delivers balanced power to all four wheels, making it a solid source of performance competition to current advanced sports cars.
Evolving New Design with Flawless Integration
Drawing inspiration from Japanese interpretation of beauty in uniqueness, the Ariya Concept interior is as timeless as it is insightful. The traditional ‘Kumiko’ pattern accents the door trims and footwells, while copper features create a warm, bright, and a futuristic vibe throughout. Intuitive technology, like a Smart Route Planner and Virtual Personal Assistant, ensure that this concept EV crossover fits effortlessly into any driver’s daily life, assuring the best driving experience possible.
Robust Paired Electric Motors
Nissan did not reveal technical specifications related to horsepower, torque, or any performance specs. However, it disclosed that the Ariya concept SUV comes with a pair of electric motors, one motor for each axle. Nissan also confirmed a driving range of around 300 miles.
IMx Concept-Based Style Enhancements
The Ariya Concept is based on essential elements of the IMx concept from 2017, with an entirely revamped overall vehicle design. The vehicle has a modern version of Nissan’s V-motion grille accompanied by thin LED lights. The fenders are large enough to accommodate standard 21-inch wheels while a single wraparound taillight helps to drive home the hi-tech and futuristic design.
The Ariya features a physical button for start and climate control, however, the touch-sensitive panels with haptic feedback dominate the rest of the interior functionality. Further, the Ariya has a large 12.3-inch central display extending towards the instrument console to deliver a more comprehensive view.
The new Ariya is a concept car-lovers everywhere should be keeping their eye on. Look to our blog for future updates on this exciting model.