Nissan adds an electric companion to it already known LEAF. This is the Ariya, a high-tech SUV that seeks to continue Nissan’s market expansion in the United States. So far, the Japanese company has confirmed that it is only available in this market.
As we know, the upward trend Sports utility vehicle meet electrification. The case of Nissan is clear with its Ariya, to which we can also add the example of the new BMW XM, or the new electric Cayenne that Porsche is preparing.
From its appearance, for the first time, as a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019, until its landing in the US market in the present in 2023, Ariya has passed a large amount of testing, optimization and production line testing..
In this room, which today seems far away, the central and novel theme of the whole event was the arrival of “real” 100% electric cars for production lines. The Ariya case can function as a witness case: an SUV that was presented as just a prototype and that today is one of the representatives of electromobility in Nissan.
Ariya, in comparison to LEAF, is a car with a larger footprint that intensifies the path opened by the hatchback. Its design is more futuristic, its range appears more extensive and its lithium-ion batteries have more capacity. the last, represents that the Ariya enjoys a longer range than the LEAF on a single charge.
Nissan Ariya design line
Nissan, without a doubt, exposed in Ariya its aesthetics planned for electromobility: large front grille without slits, contrasting with the delicate “Line Style” LED headlights and – of course – the renewed factory logo.. In the cabin, Nissan respects the trend of the bodywork. The lines without tension continue, the aspect of minimalism and commitment to technology which is one of the strong points of the company. There will be no needle, no tachometer, just touch screen on the dashboard.
When the Ariya comes to market, its two electric motors and its lithium-ion battery will be in the spotlight. Nissan will present, as officially announced, eight versions of this SUV. The central thing that varies in it is the capacity of the battery and its efficiency, and the power of the engines.
Nissan Ariya Features
If we take as reference the version Ariya evolves +This SUV will be able to provide up to 306 CV and 600 Nm of maximum torque thanks to its dual electric motors. The specific details of each engine, Nissan reserved them for the moment that this SUV is officially presented in the markets.
Regarding its lithium-ion battery, what has been reported is that its location will be central, under the rear seats and that its useful capacity will be 87 kWh, this will allow a driving range -with a single charge- of approximately 493 kilometers. .
As you will notice, Nissan is fully committed to electromobility with its Ariya SUV model. It remains only for the units to start arriving at home. Until this moment, We will not know if Ariya is a routine faithful electric companion or if, on the contrary, the electric bet needs an optimized example..
Version and market value
What was surprising, for the best, the specialists of 100% electric, is the variety of versions that Nissan proposes for the Ariya model.. In general, if a factory seeks to introduce a car that does not have past generations, nor a “mobility technology” known to the bulk of society, it does so with a short spectrum of versions.
They work as a test in the first annual commercial cycle, and then what the company does is direct the new versions towards the sides with more registrations. In this specific case of Ariya, Nissan bet on a wide range of versions from the start. To do this, the factory must have support from the parent company and production conditions that allow it.
As you will see below, there will be two major divisions in the Ariya line fleet. On the one hand, front-wheel drive and on the other hand, All-wheel drive, which means: all-wheel drive.
Market value New Nissan Ariyaaccording to official Nissan sources, it is the following:
– Engage FWD (standard range 63 kWh battery), US $ 44,485.
– Venture+ FWD (87 kWh long-lasting battery), US $ 48,485.
– Evolve+ FWD (87 kWh long range battery), US $ 51,485.
– Empower+ FWD 87 kWh long range battery), US $ 54,985.
– Premiere FWD (87 kWh battery long range), US $ 55,985.
– Engage AWD (63 kWh standard battery series), US $ 48,485.
– Engage+ AWD (87 kWh long range battery), US $ 52,485.
– Evolve + AWD (87 kWh battery long range), US $ 55,485.
– Platinum + AWD (87 kWh long-lasting battery), US $ 61,485.