Oct 24, 2019 – Japan’s car producer Nissan has unveiled the concept of Ariya, a crossover EV with twin electric motors, powerful acceleration, award-winning driver assistance technology and a look that signals a complete reinvention of the brand’s design, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019.
Japan’s car producer Nissan unveiled the concept of Ariya, a crossover EV with twin electric motors, powerful acceleration, driver assistance technology and a look that signals reinvention of the brand’s design, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019.
Ariya features a spacious, premium cabin with high-tech features.
The minimalist dashboard is uncluttered by the buttons and switches found in conventional vehicles. When the Ariya Concept is energized, seamlessly integrated haptic touch controls along the instrument panel come to life with a glow. When the car is not in use, they disappear into the surface. The only physical controls are the start button, a single knob to operate the 12.3-inch display monitor, and the climate controls, which are ingrained into the instrument panel’s genuine-wood lower section.
The seats feature a super-thin frame, providing even more free interior space and enhanced visibility.
Ariya features the latest version of Nissan’s award-winning driver assistance system, ProPILOT 2.0. The system combines navigated highway driving with hands-off single-lane driving capabilities. When approaching a road diversion or preparing to pass another vehicle, the system judges the appropriate timing of branching off or passing based on information from the navigation system and 360-degree sensing.
When approaching Ariya, the driver is greeted with a welcome light as the vehicle unlocks automatically. Even before getting inside, settings such as the driver’s seat position and climate controls are adjusted to the driver’s personal preferences. The car can sync with the driver’s schedule to anticipate departure times and get prepared.
While traveling the car automatically identifies and plots charging stops along the way. Power storage management allows for long-distance driving, without lengthy charging times interrupting travel plans.
Upon arrival at their destination, drivers can use a smartphone or dedicated device to park the car automatically from a nearby location, thanks to ProPILOT Remote Park.
When parked at the office or home, Ariya supports Nissan Energy technology to connect with energy systems to charge the EV battery, power homes and businesses, or sell energy back to the power grid.
Production of the model may begin soon.