The Nissan Ariya is set to become the firm’s most aerodynamic crossover, with a targeted drag coefficient of 0.297.
Helping the all-electric crossover achieve this figure are precisely shaped body lines and strategically placed air ducts.
The crossover’s advanced aerodynamics will enhance the long-range performance of its all-electric powertrain and result in an expected increase of range that will be officially announced later this year.
“Following official homologation of the Nissan Ariya later this year, we anticipate the range to improve compared to the 310 mile (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 the shape of the car was adjusted in microscopic detail by the engineering teams at Nissan Technical Centre Europe in the UK.
The car’s flat underbody produces a stable and predictable ride, while the front-facing aerodynamic intelligent shield and clean body lines reduce drag. The end result is a clean shape that helps the vehicle slice through the air, optimising it for highly efficient driving.