The new 2020 Nissan Ariya fully-electric Crossover SUV features a range of up to 310 miles and another variant has a 389 hp.
Pre-orders for Nissan’s second EV are now open, ahead of first deliveries expected to begin in the summer of 2022, with prices starting at £41,845 (~ CDN$70,000 / €49,000 / US$ 55,300) for the ‘entry’-level car, with front-wheel drive and a 63kWh battery. This variant has a range of 359 km (223 mi) on the WLTP cycle.
The faster Ariva with the bigger 215bhp motor reaches 0-100 KPH (62mph) in 7.5 seconds.
The larger 87kWh battery is available from £51,090 with a more potent 240bhp 2WD powertrain – for a range of 310 miles – or £53,790 with the e-4orce four-wheel-drive powertrain, which can be had with either 302bhp or, in range-topping, £58,440 e-4orce Performance guise, 389bhp.
The e-4orce Performance model can cover 0-62mph in a claimed 5.1sec and, like the other e-4orce models, has a top speed of 124mph (25mph more than the single-motor cars).
The production-ready Ariya retains the bold styling of the concept unveiled at last year’s Tokyo motor show and showcases Nissan’s new brand identity with “seamless, elegant and fresh” styling. It shares the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s new CMF-EV electric architecture with the smaller Renault Mégane E-tech Electric, and Nissan operating chief Ashwani Gupta said it represents the start of “a new chapter for Nissan”.