According to the manufacturer, with the introduction of the Nissan Ariya concept-an electric crossover

According to the manufacturer, with the introduction of the Nissan Ariya concept-an electric crossover with two electric motors-the company begins to " re-formulate the design philosophy of its products, moving to the next stage in the evolution of cars."

At the same time, it is noticeable that in the new exercise of the Japanese, design elements were developed, which were first hinted at by the Nissan IMx concept at the Tokyo motor show two years ago. This, in particular, a spectacular grille with a proprietary V-shaped element, symbolizing the creators of the movement, the original rear optics in the form of a blade and short overhangs. Of course, it was not without the traditional appeal to national traditions for car viewers from the Land of the rising sun: arguing that the new architecture provides an opportunity to rethink how cars interact with society, representatives of the brand call the style of the concept "Japanese futurism, not subject to time".

The crossover, which measures 4600x1920x1630 mm, attracts attention with its profile with a low and smooth roof line, as well as 21-inch aluminum wheels with five spokes and special tires. The rear wheel arches and raised rear fenders hint – not too subtly-at the power of the car. And instead of the rear lights, as already noted-a single lamp - "blade" with darkened lenses-this element stretches across the width of the body.

And, of course, special attention is drawn to the front part of the concept: designers have replaced the usual radiator grille with the so – called "shield"-an expressive detail, inside which there is an innovative 3-D-structure. It is emphasized that this is not just a cosmetic innovation, but a way to draw attention to the technologies implemented in the car. In this case, it is the radar sensor and other systems that help the Ariya concept to "read" road conditions and visualize what the driver does not see." Outside, the "shield" is decorated with illuminated Nissan logo, it has an exquisite geometric pattern, which is manifested when the illumination of the electrified V-shaped element is turned on.

Interesting and body color Suisei Blue. It produces a dual effect-depending on the distance from which a person looks at the car. From a distance, he sees a matte surface of dark blue, but on closer inspection notices how light rays are refracted in a set of large glass "spangles" included in the paint. According to the Japanese, this should cause associations with a comet crossing the night sky. And to accentuate the line of the roof and wheels of the Ariya, a new "copper" color is used, which will be "branded" for future Nissan electric vehicles and embodies "the color of the sun piercing the night mist, giving rise to a new day." That is, it symbolizes the dawn of a new era of automotive industry and at the same time pays tribute to the traditional Japanese masters who turn copper into works of applied art.

The interior of the concept was reportedly given an atmosphere more typical of a lounge than the interior of a conventional car. Thanks to the thoughtful placement of the battery and the absence of an internal combustion engine, the Ariya has a flat floor, which is designed to cause passengers to feel spacious and open. The trim panels naturally blend into each other, flowing smoothly across the front, sides and rear of the cabin, and this creates a panoramic picture when viewed from any seat.

The front panel is a tribute to minimalism, it is not cluttered with buttons and switches typical of conventional cars. When you turn on the electric car "come to life" and begin to glow touch devices, neatly integrated into the control panel, and when the power is turned off, they disappear from the surface. The only physical controls are the power button on the electrical power plant, the rotary-push knob for the 12.3-inch display, and the climate control switches at the bottom of the control panel.

The seats of the Ariya concept are distinguished by developed lateral support and a thin frame, which makes the interior even more spacious and improves visibility, and under the perforated leather there is a shiny copper-colored fabric. Accent details adorning the control panel, seats and steering wheel are made of brushed aluminum, also painted in copper color, which creates a visual effect of stylistic unity of the exterior and interior.

The Ariya concept is equipped with the latest version of the ProPilot 2.0 driver assistance system, which combines the capabilities of the navigation system and the Autonomous driving mode when driving within the lane. By leveraging an automotive navigation system to facilitate maneuvering when driving along a given route on designated roads, ProPilot 2.0 can assist the driver when overtaking, changing lanes at interchanges and exiting lanes on multi-lane highways, and offers Autonomous driving when driving in a single lane.

The electric power plant, which is equipped with Nissan Ariya, includes two electric motors-one on the front and rear axle. This arrangement delivers balanced, predictable torque delivered to each of the four wheels – not inferior to or even superior, as the manufacturer claims, to many premium sports cars.

Also promised excellent cornering and grip on slippery (eg, snow-covered or dirty) roads. At the same time, the driver does not have to change his manner of control, steer and use the brake pedal: everything will be taken over by the all-wheel drive system and two electric motors. It automatically controls the torque distribution from the power plant and, if necessary, the braking mechanisms, ensuring smooth movement with minimal wheel slippage.

Travel assistance is not limited to the car itself. The human-machine interface features include threshold-to-threshold navigation, allowing the user to set a destination in their smartphone and pass it to the vehicle to receive route guidance from the built-in navigation system. If the final destination needs to be reached on foot, the system will transfer the rest of the route back to the user's smartphone.

In addition, the concept is able to synchronize with the schedule of the driver's day in such a way as to "anticipate" the time of departure and prepare for the inclusion of climate control and the beginning of the movement. This ensures maximum mileage without recharging – by using energy from the stationary power grid to preheat or cool the air in the cabin.

During the trip, a "smart route planner" works, which automatically identifies and shows possible stopping places for charging. When you need to recharge the battery, the Ariya concept car uses the CHAdeMO system, providing fast and convenient charging. The charging port unlocks when the driver approaches and uses different colors to clearly show the status (charging level) of the battery. Upon arrival at the destination, the driver can leave the car and use his smartphone or a special device to automatically Park it at the nearest suitable place. And this is not all the possibilities of this kind, which are inherent in the concept.

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