Building on what they've learned from the Leaf, Nissan is releasing its next big step in its electrification strategy with the Ariya crossover. Available in a two-wheel-drive or an "e-4ORCE" all-wheel-drive model, the Ariya produces up to 388 hp (214 hp 2WD model) and 443 lb-ft of torque (221 lb-ft - 2WD model) and is capable of a range of up to 300 miles (long range 2WD model).
It will also include features like ProPILOT Assist 2.0 for semi-autonomous hands-off driving in single-lane highway scenarios and an e-Pedal that lets drivers accelerate and decelerate with the accelerator pedal. A wide array of safety features come standard with Nissan Safety Shield 360 and the infotainment system is loaded up with voice activated controls, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa.
The Nissan Ariya will be available in Japan in mid-2021 with a US and Canadian release to follow later that year.
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