A new video shows how Nissan’s modified Ariya e-4ORCE is preparing to embark on a world-first electric expedition from the magnetic North Pole to the South Pole.
Arctic Trucks, a specialist in polar expedition vehicles, has collaborated with Nissan design and engineering teams to prepare the expedition Ariya for conditions that will include ice fields, deep snow, mountain climbs and desert dunes.
Modified with a custom rugged exterior fit, the expedition Ariya is complete with raised suspension and flared wheel arches to accommodate large tyres and additional body kit. In preparation for protection against some of the world’s most extreme conditions, the car will be embarking on its toughest test to date and breaking new ground.
Staying true to the Ariya’s already formidable form, modifications to the car have been intentionally minimal. The expedition car has kept its original battery-electric powertrain and features the dual-motor set-up with Nissan’s innovative and unique all-wheel drive system, e-4ORCE, developed exclusively for electric and electrified powertrains.
Matthew Weaver, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe, said: “Our team globally have poured their hearts and souls into the car and made this very special product. We designed it with a vision that it would be fulfilling its role in many environments.”
The most noticeable changes are the increased suspension and massive 39-inch off-road tyres, fitted to ensure the expedition Ariya can tackle the most gruelling conditions and terrains.
Alongside a stunning exterior design and a welcoming lounge-like interior, the vehicle has been fitted with a built-in espresso machine to provide British adventurer, Chris Ramsey and his wife Julie with delicious hot drinks during their journey.
For more details on the Pole to Pole expedition, including the latest updates as the team prepares for their epic adventure, head over to the dedicated page, here.