The Nissan Ariya electric crossover has been spotted for the first time in India. Currently, the model is on sale in international markets. Several reports suggest that Nissan has brought the all-electric model here for testing. The Ariya was publicly unveiled in July 2020. Globally, the Nissan Ariya competes against high-end crossovers such as the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5. These two models are currently available in Indian markets as well. Nissan has not confirmed the launch of the version in India, but considering the spied images, we expect that it might plan the same for our market soon. In terms of design, the Ariya has followed the concept of the same name, revealed at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The model is based on the CMF-EV electric architecture developed by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.
The Ariya EV is available in two different powertrain configurations in international markets - a single-motor RWD and a twin-motor 4WD. Two battery packs: 63kWh and 87kWh, offer 217bhp of maximum power and 242bhp of peak power, respectively, at the same torque value. Interestingly, the high-spec trims with the 87kWh battery pack offer 306bhp and 600Nm along with a 513-kilometer of driving range.
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Outside, the Nissan Ariya comes with an illuminated Nissan logo in some markets. With a shoulder line connecting the front and rear of the car, it boasts a unique coupe-like appearance. The EV is available with either 19-inch or 20-inch wheels. The interior of the EV features a 12.3-inch display incorporated into the dashboard, functioning as both the infotainment system & digital instrument cluster. This device also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, it includes wireless smartphone charging, a head-up display, SiriusXM's new audio system, and a built-in voice assistant.
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Talking about safety, the EV equipped with cutting-edge driver assistance systems, such as a better ProPilot system from Nissan, received a five-star rating in crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP in 2022. As mentioned, there is no update on the EV launch in India. However, it is believed that Nissan will likely import a few Ariya models via CBU and introduce them to the Indian market.
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