Nissan Set to Deliver First All-Electric SUV – The 2022 Nissan Ariya
- on September 01, 2020
- Categories: Car Reviews
In what is sure to be one of the most exciting releases of the new decade, Nissan have confirmed their all-new Ariya for release in 2022. The Ariya represents the company’s first all-electric compact SUV, and it’s set to dazzle with its stunning aerodynamic look and advanced drive technology.
A Stunning, All-New Build
The 2022 Nissan Ariya is similar in scale to the Nissan Rogue. It’s about 183 inches long, and can comfortably seat five passengers in its two-row arrangement. Buyers will have a choice between a standard Ariya which is likely to have a shorter range, and the touted long-range version that can handle up to 300 miles on a single charge. Offering this kind of range shows that the new Ariya is being delivered as a serious competitor to the Tesla Model Y SUV with its 316-mile range (EPA rated).
Despite the logistics and hardware, it’s the sheer beauty of the Ariya that really grabs your attention. Its sleek curves give way to irresistible edges around the bumper, rear spoiler and front grille area. The front lights flank two sides of an unbroken semi-circle design that outlines and accents the entire front-end design. It also appears in promotional photos as two-tone in colour, with unique 19” or 20” fan-blade-style alloy wheels glittering in the light.
A Serious Competitor
Besides taking on Tesla’s Model Y, the Ariya is sure to provide meaty competition for the Chevy Bolt, Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Kia Niro EV. The powertrain will depend on whether you opt for a FWD or AWD version. It’s announced that the single electric motor in the FWD version will be capable of 215hp. The AWD will feature two electric motors, generating an impressive 389hp.
After the decent success of the Nissan Leaf, we can expect a great delivery from the team at Nissan. They have long proven their credentials in the world of electric vehicles. The best news is that they plan to improve on what was perhaps the Leaf’s main weakness, which was overall electric range (up to 215 miles if you have the Leaf Plus). With the Ariya’s range expected to exceed 300 miles, this opens up a whole new game for Nissan.
The Interior of the Future
To borrow a phrase from Nissan’s own people, the interior and exterior design philosophy for the 2022 Nissan Ariya is “Timeless Japanese Futurism.” Images released by Nissan do indeed reveal a highly sleek and stylish minimalist design. Attention to detail appears to be strong, with nice details like a dedicated smartphone storage space in the centre console. It will also feature wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay ability, allowing for seamless integration of your devices without the hassle of leaving cables to clutter up the futuristic interior.
Drivers can expect to be well taken care of by the ProPilot Assist 2.0 system, too, which features forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, automated high beams and more. It will even feature a hands-off driving operation for motorway driving. Clearly there is a lot for us all to be excited about.