The Spymaster’s overseas operative recently observed the unveiling of the Nissan Ariya at the bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show and was privately informed that the concept utility vehicle is likely headed for production and sale in North America sometime in 2021. The attractively styled vehicle comes with front and rear electric motors that function independently and automatically adjust their torque depending on surface conditions without driver input (no multi-mode switches or buttons to adjust). The simplified dashboard appears to be just one elongated screen that controls all key functions with a swipe of a hand. A solitary knob adjusts the climate controls and the 12.3-inch touch-screen. Nissan’s ProPilot with semi-autonomous (e.g. hands-free) driving and remote parking capabilities is included. Details relating to performance and range between charges remain hush-hush for now.
The Sleuth hears that the Nissan Ariya electric car is likely headed to North America in 2021. PHOTO: NISSAN