The first-ever Nissan Ariya electric SUV, which made its debut as a concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, is set to debut on July 15. The model’s launch was revealed during the annual shareholder’s meeting, which you can watch here on YouTube. With production to commence at Nissan’s Tochigi plant, the Ariya will first go on sale in Japan, while a global rollout will follow shortly.
As for its daring design, Nissan says that the Ariya (in concept form) also represents the next-generation of Nissan’s corporate design language. Its wide V-Motion grille and super-thin LED headlamps will be a design trait that will soon appear on Nissan’s next-generation vehicles.
The production Nissan Ariya is also set to follow the lounge-like interior theme that’s also featured in the Ariya concept. It features a freestanding twin-screen set-up and a horizontal dashboard with a minimalist layout.
Powertrain-wise, the Nissan Ariya’s electric motor will let the electric crossover SUV travel up to an estimated 483 kilometers and will be available in single and dual-motor variants.
Apart from being Nissan’s first purely-electric crossover SUV, the Ariya will also debut Nissan’s latest ProPilot 2.0 autonomous driving system. ProPilot 2.0 is basically adaptive cruise control with more autonomous capabilities, such as lane centering, traffic jam assist, among others. This will be equipped in conjunction with other safety systems such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
The Nissan Ariya is part of Nissan NEXT, which is its upcoming line-up of next-generation vehicles. This includes a plethora of new cars to be released in the next 18 months. The first model under Nissan NEXT is the all-new X-Trail, which made its debut in mid-June. Among these new cars, the one that most car enthusiasts are excited about is the next generation of Nissan’s Z sports car, which is rumored to be called the 400Z.