Nissan debuted the two-row, five-passenger Ariya during a livestreamed event at the new Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, Japan. - Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan debuted the two-row, five-passenger Ariya during a livestreamed event at the new Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, Japan.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan today introduced the all-new Nissan Ariya, an electric crossover SUV that is expected to deliver about 300 miles per charge for the long-range 2WD model.

Nissan debuted the two-row, five-passenger Ariya during a livestreamed event at the new Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama, Japan.

Multiple configurations for the Ariya are available, including two-wheel-drive and new "e-4ORCE" all-wheel drive versions, as well as two different battery sizes.

Buyers can option Ariya with Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist 2.0 driver assistance system, which uses driver attention monitoring to enable hands-off single-lane highway operation. Ariya will also offer e-Pedal, which allows the driver to start, accelerate, and decelerate using only the accelerator pedal.

Standard across the Ariya lineup is Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six active safety and driver-assist technologies: Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist. 

Nissan's Intelligent Around View Monitor and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning are also available. 

The Nissan Ariya is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in mid-2021, followed by the U.S. and Canada later in the year. U.S. pricing will start around $40,000.

Nissan said expects sales of its EVs and e-POWER (hybrid) electrified models to be more than 1 million units a year by the end of fiscal 2023. 

Nissan also aims to introduce advanced driver assistance technologies in more than 20 models in 20 markets, and to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles equipped with these systems in that same period.

Originally posted on Fleet Forward

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