Nissan's electric Ariya Concept crossover is heading to CES this January, as part of a very future-facing exhibit.
Nissan will give consumers a glimpse into the future with its display at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January, using the event for the North American debut of its pure-electric Ariya Concept crossover utility vehicle. The battery-electric concept made its global debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show last October.
The Nissan Ariya Concept, which looks approximately like the lovechild of a Nissan Murano and a pufferfish, is likely at least somewhat representative of the form Nissan's next battery-electric vehicle could take. It's equipped with all-wheel drive capable of delivering power "equal to or better than many premium sports cars," plus the latest version of Nissan's semi-autonomous driving system - ProPILOT 2.0.
Inside, the Ariya Concept is a study in minimalism, with a very broad LCD screen providing instrumentation and infotainment functions, and a scant smattering of capacitive-touch buttons for things like the HVAC. If one could drive around in a giant smartphone, it would probably look a lot like the Nissan Ariya Concept.
The theme of zero emissions will be pervasive throughout Nissan's CES 2020 display, as a matter of fact, with the Japanese automaker planning to dispense frozen treats from a zero-emission Nissan ice cream van and put its new Formula E race car and long-range Leaf Plus passenger EV on display.
More unexpectedly, Nissan will set up a golf putting green in the Las Vegas Convention Center with a special, high-tech golf ball that directs itself into the hole - a nifty gimmick inspired by Nissan's self-steering ProPILOT 2.0 system.
CES 2020 is scheduled to take place from January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Originally intended as a showcase for consumer electronics, the event has become a big one for automakers, attracting displays from Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in recent years.