Nissan Ariya : Embrace The Future
A long and hard year of 2021 is soon to come to an end. In a few weeks Christmas is arriving and it looks like Nissan is delivering its gift weeks before and taking a quick look into it one can only say, WOW!
Nissan, a company which is in a class of its own, still making us dream of owning a Japanese motor, has arrived again to knock our shoes off. Here’s presenting the all-new Nissan Ariya first all electric crossover SUV. An SUV which does not only offer a powerful, quiet and smooth operation but at the same time gives us an interior so relaxing that the luxurious atmosphere will make us feel right at paradise. The concierge-like assistance, seamless connectivity and advanced driver assistance offers a stress-free environment for the driver and passengers while heightening the confidence in its safety as well. Ariya was hinted with IMx in the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and is based off the concept of a vehicle in the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
Diving into the specifics of the design of Ariya we can see that the vehicle emphasizes the Japanese culture of it and it just adds more value to the vehicle much like none other. The all-new Ariya is a perfect blend of Nissan’s ultimate expression of style and technology, with each complimenting the other in aesthetics and function. The design philosophy for the vehicle itself can be seen to represent the very nature of the Nissan brand being significant in its redefinition. Nissan calls this “Timeless Japanese Futurism” by approaching the design concepts with a simple yet powerfully modern way. Embracing the sleek, sexy and seamless concept of the vehicle as the key concept of the design, Nissan has ventured into the design creating a whole new perspective to design and function to the new EV paired with the most advanced driving capabilities. Embracing the Japanese term ‘iki’, which characterizes the Ariya chic, cutting-edge nature, the front of the vehicle appears seamless, elegant and fresh.
Highlighted by a shield, a reimagined grille for the EV era. The shield incorporates a 3-D traditional Japanese ‘kumiko’ pattern just under the smooth surface, while protecting sensory equipment used for driver assistance functions without interrupting the aesthetic operations. Placed at the center of the aerodynamic shield, beaming with a crisp definition of 20 LED light is the brand logo of Nissan, which will definitely catch the eyes of the viewers. The new brand logo is actually a representation of Nissan’s approach to the future by challenging the conventional approaches and innovating towards its passion and dedication.
For creating a beautiful architectural innovation as a result to entice tension and drama from every angle, The side profile has a single, uninterrupted horizon line linking the front fascia and the rear to convey a linear movement. The rear of Ariya is striking as well, characterized by a steeply raked C-pillar that blends flawlessly into the rear deck.
The one-piece light blade and the rear combination lamps, have been engineered to give a blackout effect when parked, and a consistent red illumination, day or night, when in use. Ariya is offered with six two-tone exterior paint combinations, each sporting a black roof, and three striking full-body colors. A unique exterior Copper and Black two-tone color package, called ‘Akatsuki’, defining the moment just before dawn, as the sun marks the beginning of a new day. The striking Ariya interior is defined by the Japanese term ‘ma’ referring to its spatiotemporal qualities of belonging to both space and time.
The interior is more akin to a sleek café lounge like a starship, evoking performance and intrigue rather than a traditional automotive cabin. The advantages provided by the company’s all-new EV platform have enabled the Ariya to offer a spacious cabin. For example, the compact nature of the powertrain components made it possible for Nissan’s engineers to install the climate control system under the hood, allowing the designers to utilize the whole length of the cabin without traditional obstructions such as a transmission tunnel. The flat and open floor has made it possible for the location of the battery at the base of the chassis and the slim-profile Zero Gravity seats which result in vast amounts of legroom and easy interaction between front and rear-seat passengers.
The EV drivetrain and the generous use of sound-absorbing materials result in a quiet cabin, allowing occupants to relax and enjoy the stress-free, lounge-like space. Ariya’s minimalist instrument panel blends seamlessly with the shape of the cabin and transitions into the doors. It’s devoid of buttons and switches found in conventional vehicles. Primary climate control functions are integrated into the wooden center dash in the form of capacitive haptic switches that offer the same feeling as mechanical switches by vibrating when touched. Tucked under the center of the instrument panel is an innovative center storage box and fold-out tray.
The innovative slide out table design transforms the cabin space into a mobile office or on-the-go picnic table, helping to make sure your time parked is productive. The adjustable center console can be moved to suit the driver’s personal preference and saved as part of the driver’s profile for automatic adjustment in future outings. The surface hosts a new shifter that fits in the palm of the hand to encourage a relaxed driving position, with haptic drive mode controls within easy reach. Rear-seat passengers are treated to an abundance of headroom and legroom, with the flat cabin floor allowing them to easily cross their legs and relax. Accents and ornamentation are carried into the rear space to give all the same sense of sophistication and comfort.
The sleek front seats are positioned to obscure the B-pillar, offering occupants an outward panoramic view. The Ariya ensures high levels of comfort and confidence by providing occupants with the latest Nissan technologies, including the next-generation ProPILOT Assist advanced driver assistance. The Nissan Ariya crossover marks a new era for electric vehicles, promising an incredibly powerful and smooth ride thanks to the full strength of Nissan Intelligent Mobility delivered by the latest assistance technologies designed to support, respond and respect the driver’s intentions.
Judging from all these perspectives we can be sure that the all-new Ariya is set to make waves and is going to slay the hearts of many. As the pre-ordering of the SUV has opened and is expected to deliver by summer 2022, buyers who are interested can make this their own for an approx. value of $55,000(₹43,00,000).