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With over a decade of electric vehicle knowledge, Nissan is set to make the Ariya the most aerodynamically efficient Nissan crossover it has ever produced.

26 Feb 2021 | International News : Japan

Drawing on a decade of technical expertise in electric vehicle and crossover innovation, the Nissan Ariya is expected to become Nissan's most aerodynamic crossover, targeting a drag coefficient of 0.297Cd.

From the precisely shaped body lines to strategically placed air ducts, the Ariya's advanced aerodynamics are anticipated to enhance the long-range performance of its all-electric powertrain. All these efforts, led by the engineering teams from around the globe, will result in an expected increase of range that will be made official later in the year.

The aerodynamics of electric vehicles are directly linked to their efficiency - less drag and better stability allows more distance between recharging
"Following official homologation of the Nissan Ariya later this year, we anticipate the range to improve compared to the 499km figure shared in 2020 during the World Premiere. This will give drivers more efficiency and confidence to go even further on a single charge," said Marco Fioravanti, VP Product Planning, Nissan Europe.

Each element of Ariya's shape was adjusted in microscopic detail by the engineering teams at Nissan Technical Centre Europe.

The Ariya's flat underbody produces a stable and predictable ride, while the front-facing aerodynamic intelligent shield and clean body lines reduce drag. Refined by design teams in Japan and the U.K., the result is a clean shape that helps the vehicle slice through the air, optimising it for highly efficient driving.

"With the growing shift towards electric mobility, aerodynamic testing is becoming increasingly important. The aerodynamics of electric vehicles are directly linked to how efficiently the vehicle moves - less drag and better stability allows the customer to drive longer distances before having to recharge," said Sarwar Ahmed, Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Engineer at Nissan Technical Centre Europe.

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