Nissan jumped on the EV bandwagon back in 2010 with the debut of the all-electric LEAF that gave customers the first affordable option in the EV segment. Today, the LEAF remains a staple in the Nissan fleet, but it’ll have to make room for Nissan’s first-ever all-electric crossover, the Ariya, which will soon arrive at car dealerships near you. But what makes the Ariya so special?
The Ariya embodies Nissan’s iconic sophistication and opulence while offering state-of-the-art technology from connectivity tools to active and passive safety and driver-assist features. It promises to deliver the ultimate experience, whether you’re navigating the road from the driver’s seat or taking in the scenery as a passenger. This is why it’s slated to pioneer the segment and, according to Nissan, is the crossover you never knew you needed until now.
#1 – The Crossover of the Future
It’s fitting that an electric crossover like the Ariya boasts a futuristic design that reflects the current climate where drivers are focused on sustainability and a future with zero emissions. This is the inspiration behind Nissan’s “Timeless Japanese Futurism” design philosophy, which comes to life on the Ariya. You’ll see this in the Ariya’s seamless lines, elegant profile, and modern front grille, as well as in the redesigned Nissan logo that reflects Nissan’s constant evolution and growth. It’s futuristic and timeless, elegant and sophisticated from every angle.
#2 – A Unique Color Palette
The Ariya is setting a new standard in the electric crossover segment, especially in terms of design. Its clean lines are truly remarkable, but Nissan extends this aesthetic even further with a unique color palette that will certainly distinguish the Ariya from every other vehicle on the road. The Ariya is available in six two-tone paint combinations, all of which come with a black roof. Each color combination has its own story, like the Copper and Black package that’s known as Akatsuki and is inspired by the color of the rising sun in the morning. If two-tone isn’t your palette of choice, you can also opt for one of three full-body colors.
#3 – Your Comfort Is Key
Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats are some of the most comfortable in the industry, and their inclusion on the Ariya is certainly a welcome addition. What’s even better is that the all-electric Ariya prioritizes the driver’s comfort by adding an array of convenience and luxury features like the fold-out tray that’s tucked under the center instrument panel and transforms the cockpit into a mobile workstation that can double as a table for eating lunch on the go. The center console is also adjustable, which means you can save the position in your driver’s profile, and the Ariya will automatically move the console into the desired position.
#4 – It Delivers Impressive Power
Nissan uses the success of the LEAF as the foundation for the Ariya and delivers even more capability and a longer driving range. The Ariya will be available in different configurations and with or without all-wheel-drive, which allows you to tailor the crossover to your driving needs. You can even add a larger battery pack that will push the Ariya’s capability to 389 horsepower and deliver an estimated 300-mile range on a single charge.
#5 – Confidence on Any Road
When you opt for the e-4ORCE all-wheel-drive system, you’ll have the confidence you need to travel in any condition. The e-4ORCE system equips the Ariya with dual electric motors that boost its power and performance, allowing it to transfer power to the front or rear wheels as needed. The system actively counteracts oversteer and understeer, monitoring for stability to deliver a seamless and smooth ride regardless of the road conditions at hand.
#6 – It Does the Work for You
Nissan’s newly designed logo represents the automaker’s commitment to innovation, and that’s apparent in the Ariya’s ProPILOT Assist 2.0. The original ProPILOT Assist suite is available on the LEAF, works as an assistant when you’re behind the wheel, and helps you keep your Nissan centered in its lane while maintaining a safe cruising speed and distance from the traffic ahead. ProPILOT Assist 2.0 takes this capability even further by using radars, map data, and a Driver Monitoring System to watch the roadway, traffic signs, and where you’re looking so that you can take your hands from the wheel while remaining attentive to the road ahead.
#7 – Safety Is a Top Priority
With ProPILOT Assist 2.0 doing some of the work for you, you might be wondering about the Ariya’s safety technology. Safety is another priority for Nissan, and we see that on the Ariya, which is equipped with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360. This suite includes active safety features like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Automatic Braking, all of which minimize the potential for collision by enhancing your view and alerting you to danger.
#8 – It’s a Hub of Innovation
Just like you’d expect an EV like the Ariya to boast a futuristic design, you can expect plenty of digital innovation inside the all-electric crossover. The 12.3-inch digital instrument display and the 12.3-inch touchscreen center display are only the beginning of everything the Ariya has to offer. Aside from accessing your smartphone apps via wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you can use the displays to get a quick view of important data like navigational cues, battery range, safety alerts, and so much more.
#9 – Say Goodbye to Misinterpretation
Are you tired of being misunderstood by your smartphone or your vehicle’s infotainment system when you give a simple voice command? Nissan enhanced its intelligent personal assistant technology to improve communication with the Ariya. The hybrid voice recognition system automatically detects your natural dialect and can seamlessly respond so that you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. You can also use Amazon Alexa, giving you a virtual assistant in the crossover that can stream your favorite music, make calls, respond to text messages, add items to your shopping list, and control your smart home devices with a simple voice command.
#10 – Easy to Charge, Easy to Maintain
Nissan believes that driving an EV shouldn’t be complicated, and that’s why you’ll find the Ariya is easy to charge whether you’re at home or on the go. The Ariya also offers unique features like the Intelligent Route Planner, which considers the crossover’s battery level as it plans the most efficient route and puts you closer to fast-charging stations. Beyond easy charging, the Ariya is also easy to maintain. Owning an EV means even more money in your wallet since you don’t have to worry about filling up with fuel or routine maintenance like oil changes and engine tune-ups.
Drive into the Future in Style
The Ariya will soon extend Nissan’s electric lineup as the automaker’s first-ever all-electric crossover. Stunning, elegant, powerful, capable, and innovative, it’s easy to see why Nissan promises the Ariya is the crossover you never knew you needed until now. It truly is the complete package and proves that you can drive into the future in style without spending a fortune.