Last month, Nissan unveiled its newest electric vehicle concept, the Ariya, at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to reports, the new Nissan electric vehicle concept could make it into production as early as late 2021.
The Ariya will be the first real electric crossover SUV in the industry. Electric batteries are heavy so manufacturers have stuck to either making small, light cars to counter the weight or big heavy vehicles that can handle the extra poundage. This is the first small SUV with purely electric capabilities, and small crossover SUVs are what Americans want most right now.
The new Nissan will carry a dual electric motor that will add extra power and performance as well as all-wheel drive capabilities. That means a sportier ride, being able to go 0 to 60 in five seconds, while being able to go over 300 miles on a single charge, more than the current Nissan EV, the Leaf. That would put the Ariya in direct competition with Tesla models when it comes to range.
The size is practical, with interior space similar to the Murano. Inside, you’ll find features like a 12.3 horizontal touch-screen display, smartphone recognition features, and Nissan’s ProPilot driver assistance system.
While the Ariya’s future is not yet set in stone, the Nissan Leaf has been a hit in the U.S. since its introduction at the beginning of the decade. Come see Nissan’s lineup today at James Ceranti Nissan.
If you have ever wanted to go to space, the Nissan Resonance concept might be the closest you get. The futuristic crossover was awarded the 2013 EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle shortly after being revealed earlier this month at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
The EyesOn Design Award recognizes cars that have been built with skill and creativity. The areas focused on are aesthetics, innovation, concept implementation, functionality, and spirit. These are all elements the Resonance concept embodies.
Nissan designers specifically designed the crossover in a fashion that would evoke feelings of what “first-class space travel” might be like. The result: a perfect combination of luxury, comfort, and high-technology that makes you feel like you’re in an exclusive VIP lounge. With sweeping lines, open and airy architecture, and soft materials, the Nissan Resonance was built with sophistication.
The Resonance concept is the direction Nissan is headed for a future crossover with a smart and edgy design. Check back for future blog posts to see if this concept becomes a reality!
As one of the leaders in the crossover industry, Nissan is constantly updating designs and making their vehicles better in a new dimension to stay ahead of the competition. Nissan has developed a new crossover concept vehicle that they will reveal to the world at the Geneva Motor Show March 6, 2012. The new Hi-Cross concept vehicle will be Nissan’s latest crossover concept.
The Nissan Hi-Cross Concept will be unveiled on March 6 at the Nissan booth at 9:30am. Other than that, details are very scarce about the Hi-Cross concept as Nissan is keeping those details tight to the chest. Visitors will also be treated to the Nissan Invitation concept, a new Nissan hatchback concept that will also be at the show.
Even though details are few and far between, Nissan did release a video teaser to give a brief glimpse of what the Hi-Cross concept is going to look like. Watch and enjoy!