Nissan unveils a futuristic car inspired by the world of racing
The Japanese company Nissan unveiled the concept of the single-seat Ariya, which seeks by transferring its racing expertise to offer an all-electric sports utility vehicle. It was revealed at the Nissan Futures event presented by Vice President of Global Design Alfonso Albisa and General Manager of Global Marketing Juan Manuel Hoyos.
Nissan said the single-seat Ariya concept builds on a futuristic Japanese design language, stitching it together on a custom race car chassis. The front end stands out immediately thanks to the illuminated "V" movement signature. The concept features aerodynamically optimized front and rear wheel covers, and comes in a striking Ariya-inspired bronze colour. In addition to the lightweight carbon fiber body.
“In April, we dare to do what others don't,” Hoyos said during the event. With this concept, we want to showcase the high-performance capabilities of the Ariya powertrain in a motorsports-inspired package that not only hints at the road car design that inspired it, but articulates the performance language of a new and efficient electric vehicle.”
On the other hand, Alfonso Albisa said: “As we began to shape our long-term vision for the Nissan 2030 ambition, we continued to build on the timeless, futuristic Japanese design language. We now draw inspiration from the Japanese words shun, which means to run fast and effortlessly, and sho, which means to fly with strength and grace.”
He also added, “Aria's one-seat concept is the perfect expression of this new language. Utilizing the Aria electric powertrain allowed us to capture this new sense of speed, technology and artistry in a motorsports-inspired package for our international team.”