Nissan Ariya EV is the Model Y's worst nightmare
Nissan Ariya EV is the Model Y's worst nightmare
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Nissan Ariya EV is the Model Y's worst nightmare

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[MUSIC] This is the ARIYA and with it Nissan is taking its Evie game up market. It's an all electric 300 mile SUV that's putting Tesla's model Y on Notice it starts with a design that's far more compelling than the humble leaf that came before. The leaf of course, was Nissan's first Evie, one of the first truly mass market electric vehicles and a machine that has evolved greatly since its introduction in 2010. But that still retains its quirky styling and hatchback practicality. The orea is a very different thing much larger to begin with roughly the same. The size is a Nissan Rogue. But despite that, its interior is larger too. Far more open and spacious, ,thanks to a design based on what Nissan calls a magic [UNKNOWN] platform. This is their tech for a skateboard battery pack situated down low in the floor of the car This gave Nissan's designers a flat broad platform to build an interior that's unlike anything we've seen from Nissan in the past. The age back controls have been hidden behind a mock wood panel. While the main infotainment screen actually flows and connects to the gauge cluster. Nissan says passengers will be able to literally take points of interest from the main display and throw them at the gauge cluster in front of the driver to start navigation. On the outside the ARIA has an unmistakable SUV shape, but it's littered with styling details designed to help this cheap the wind cuts and vents and a rear wing that keeps the rear airflow going where it should all in the interest of reducing drag and windows, but equally importantly, the thing looks damn good Nissan also says the low battery pack will enable compelling handling and a perfect 5050 weight distribution. All Wheel Drive will be available and again a maximum of 300 miles of range from From an 87 kilowatt hour battery pack, those smaller 63 kilowatt hour pack will also be available. And that's presumably what you'll get if you opt for the base Aria, which Nissan says will start at just $40,000 when it hits the US market in late 2021, and current prices that undercuts the Tesla Model y by nearly 10 grand Game on Elon. [MUSIC]

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