Ariya review videos

Discussion in 'Ariya' started by Domenick, Jan 25, 2021.

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  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    The Nissan Ariya is likely to see a bunch of reviews before too long, so this thread is to collect those and discuss.

    This first one, from Jonny Smith of The Late Brake Show, doesn't feature the driving element but does go over the entire vehicle and talks about its various drivetrain configuration, etc. He also makes some comparisons with competitors like the VW ID.4, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Tesla Model Y.

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  3. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Bjorn Nyland, just put out a video of the Nissan Ariya. It's not a driving review but still worth some of your time. Most interesting for me is that the car is at a dealership in Norway and the general public are being allowed to have a good close up look and explanation of features.

    I haven't watched the whole thing yet -- maybe 5 minutes or so -- but already he's pointed out a couple things I wasn't aware of, like pop-out headlight washers, and the illuminated charge port with the interior port covers on hinges (instead of dangling on a cord). Check it out!

  4. Nice features include the double glove boxes, adjustable center console and the HUD (it looks like it might be on the windshield itself - hard to tell).
    The flat rear floor is also a bonus.
    The video also shows the buttons for the power tailgate, one on the gate itself and one on the control switches left lower beside steering wheel.
    The dimple pattern on the front kind of resemble the Kona Electric style. I also notice the type 2 charge port has pins populated only for single phase indicating 3 phase OBC not available (at least on this model).
    Look forward to more video reviews on a full production model:)
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  5. DJP

    DJP Member

    Thanks, Domenick!
  6. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    This guy is pretty popular. He managed to find an Ariya at the company's Chattanooga. Tennessee facility and they let him shoot video with it, even though as you'll see, it wasn't an especially good environment for shooting this kind of footage.

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  8. IanH

    IanH New Member

    What? No one-pedal driving?!? I hope Nissan corrects this soon, as it is an important feature for me. It brings the Ariya's desirability down several notches.
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  9. GropplerZorn

    GropplerZorn New Member

    If I'm honest, I wasn't wowed by the interior.
  10. GropplerZorn

    GropplerZorn New Member

    A review from two days ago:

    From the review, to your point: "The e-pedal is a special Nissan feature that allows drivers to cruise using just one pedal — the throttle. Accelerate in e-pedal function and the car will speed up, obviously, but ease up on the throttle and the car will automatically brake, and quite aggressively. This so-called regenerative braking helps to recharge the batteries while decelerating but does take some practice to brake smoothly in unison with traffic around you. For some reason, however, Nissan has removed the stop function so the car will always creep along, even when set to its most aggressive e-pedal region brake mode. That according to Nissan is to keep drivers alert, and it makes sense."
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  11. The sound of all those ICE vehicles restarting their engines at a stop light usually accomplishes that for me. Unless I am first in line, and then by the time that occurs...they are an small image in my rear view mirror :)
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  13. DJP

    DJP Member

    Doesn't make sense to me. I've also read it's to simulate the ICE experience for those new to EV's which also doesn't make sense. The whole non-stopping ePedal doesn't make sense and is a big minus for the Ariya.

    Exactly, with the ePedal holding the car from moving, I've got my foot on the accelerator ready to go as soon as the light turns green. Bye bye ICE's!
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  14. DJP

    DJP Member

    My understanding is that Ariya is released in Japan and I've been trying to find reviews from there without luck. (Where's guy who introduced us to the Leaf 2.0 while his bored teenage daughter slept in the passenger seat?)

    Over at the Ariya Forum "KVR" posted a couple of reviews in Japanese where there is information that the ePedal is almost the ePedal we want with the help of a button.

    The A Hold button lit up below :):):):):):)holds the brakes once you are stopped.

    More info here on the "Automatic Brake Hold" button:

    So this means that Nissan can see the value in having the brakes held once you stop but they want you to stop the car from creeping, which, once again. makes no sense to me.

    Just give us the ePedal we want. :)
  15. DJP

    DJP Member

    Found him!

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