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MIAS 2024: Nissan offers glimpse of the future with the Ariya

The 2019 concept shows up as a real-life model at MIAS

The Ariya carries Nissan's new design language. PHOTO BY SIMONN ANG

The Nissan Ariya Concept was first introduced to the world in 2019, and was touted as the brand’s second mass-market all-electric vehicle after the Leaf. Now, Nissan Philippines has brought a production model to the country to showcase what we can expect from the automaker in the future.

This BEV will be capable of 500km on one charge. PHOTOS BY SIMONN ANG

As a compact crossover EV, the Ariya is sizably larger than the Leaf and the Kicks. Nissan has done an impressive job of keeping the production version close to the concept car, and the result is a futuristic and contemporary vehicle that catches your attention.

From what we know, the Ariya is built on a new EV platform and features Nissan’s e-4orce AWD system that hints at it having dual electric motors mounted on each axle. Total power output is stated to be at 388hp and 600Nm. An 87 kWh battery provides enough juice for 500km of range on a single charge.

The interior of the Ariya is spacious thanks to Nissan's new dedicated battery-electric platform. PHOTOS BY SIMONN ANG

Inside, this five-seater crossover is loaded with Nissan’s latest tech offerings. The interior is a minimalist, almost buttonless affair with two 12.3-inch displays sitting front and center. It’s also equipped with the full suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility driver-aid systems including Nissan Safety Shield and ProPilot 2.0.

Although this particular unit is a real-life production model, it’s not quite ready for sale locally as evidenced by the CHAdeMO charging port, so don’t pull your checkbooks out just yet. Nissan Philippines declined to comment on when the Ariya will be available for purchase—and how much it will be—but it confirms that it is working on getting the Ariya to showroom floors as soon as possible.

Simonn Ang

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