Nissan will be making a brand new electric crossover that will hit the road in 2021.
We already knew from earlier reports in September that Nissan was working on an electric crossover. Largely based on the IMx concept that has been around for a while, the new crossover will be called the Ariya and be roughly the same size as a Nissan Rogue.
Now we’re getting some new details on this mysterious EV courtesy of Japanese car site Creative Trend and car magazine Web Car. They’ve also both posted the first images of the Ariya to help provide us with something to ground all the rumors we’ve been hearing.
As you can see, the Ariya has typical EV features such as a fake grille and LED lights. It does indeed closely resemble the IMx and IMq concepts, with the IMx pictured below for reference. However, it does have several distinctions. The nose of the Ariya is a little shorter than the IMx, and the crossover has a more stubby appearance almost like the new 2020 Nissan Juke.
If details from the previous report are correct, the Aryia will be roughly Nissan Rogue-sized and have a 300-mile battery. It will also be able to do 0-60 in just 5 seconds thanks to dual electric motors. The IMx had over 400 horsepower between its motors, but we can see the Ariya having slightly less than that given a 5-second acceleration time.
US Dealers were reportedly shown the Ariya earlier in August and confirmed basically what we're seeing here. They also said it will likely have Nissan's new ProPilot 2.0 autonomous driving tech controlled in a futuristic cabin devoid of buttons.
Specifies will be revealed by Nissan once the Ariya concept takes a bow at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, which starts tomorrow. Production models are expected to arrive sometime in 2021.