The Ariya EV crossover will launch in July.
The Concept was revealed at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
Nissan is more or less saying the real Ariya will look very much like the concept.
Nissan sent us an email with the teaser image of the production Ariya, pasted beside an Ariya Concept, along with a number of picture collages of past concepts and the resulting production models. Nissan’s words accompanying the series of images say, in no uncertain terms, that they have a habit of showcasing concepts that are very close to the final product.
Our internal PhotoShop specialist put this gif together to try and see how close the concept and the production Ariya actually are and the result is fairly conclusive, as you can see. Nissan had stated in its press release that “the crossover EV’s bold styling and unconventional interior and exterior elements could make it into production in the near future”, and now, we have supporting evidence.
The Concept’s interior is fairly conventional and we’re guessing it will probably find its way into the production Nissan Ariya with minor changes. This compact electric SUV will play an important role in Nissan’s near future, much like the new 2021 Rogue. If the Ariya’s done and priced right, it could open up new doors for the struggling Japanese carmaker.