Nissan adds stolen vehicle tracking to the Ariya

Nissan has added a new tracking feature to its Ariya SUV to help owners if their vehicle is stolen.

New and existing Ariya owners will be able to take advantage of the stolen vehicle tracking function through the NissanConnect Services mobile app from February.

The subscription service costs £99 per year and is provided in collaboration with Vodafone Automotive, Nissan’s service provider. The service allows connected vehicles to be tracked and located using the vehicle’s on-board GPS. It can also be used to remotely deactivate the car’s ignition to make it easier to recover the vehicle. Nissan says that the service provider will collaborate with law enforcement to track the vehicle and coordinate its recovery, and cross-border support will allow seamless communication between call centre staff, police and owners.

The system can also alert owners if their vehicle is towed or moved without their permission.

“The addition of stolen vehicle tracking brings an additional level of peace of mind for our customers,” said Guillaume Pelletreau, Nissan Europe’s vice president of electrification and connected services. “They can use their cars fully and park it either at home, or in less familiar locations, confident that in the case that their Nissan is removed without their permission, they will be able to use their NissanConnect Services app to help the police identify its whereabouts and recover it.”

The new tracking feature is available on all Nissan Ariyas produced from June 2022, as well as Qashqai and X-Trail models. Customers can check if their vehicle is equipped with the service by going to the Nissan Store section of the NissanConnect Services app. If their car is compatible, they will be able to activate the subscription at a cost of £99.

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