Nissan provided details of Ariya’s careful vehicle testing programme, based on efficiency, comfort and performance, designed to optimize driving experience on roads worldwide.
Every item from acceleration performance and sharp handling to overall quietness and comfort has been carefully tested and perfected by a comprehensive team of veteran engineering experts in Nissan’s proven ground in Hokkaido, Japan.
The rigorous development regime uses a global approach to best meet the needs of drivers from around the world. The twisting tarmac on the Hokkaido test site, for example, is intended for the simulation of roads popular in other regions such as Europe.
Ariya is also being tested locally to demonstrate the car’s performance capabilities in European driving conditions such as tight corners, fast motorways and mountain roads for further evaluation and customer reassurance.
In Japan and in the research and development technicians at Nissan Technical Centre, UK, Nissan Vehicle Evaluation Specialists are working closely to share insights and make adaptations suitable for the European region and compliant with regulations.
“Creating the Nissan Ariya has been a highly intricate, but incredibly rewarding journey. As part of this process, we collaborated with our colleagues in Japan; inputting the European customer requirements in the early development stages, and now making the final product validation right here, on European roads,” said Ian Shepherd, Project Management Director at Nissan Technical Centre Europe.
“Through these insights and our colleagues’ detailed testing programme, we’re confident that Ariya will exceed our customers’ expectations,”