Nissan Ariya is the first fully electric SUV announced by the Japanese company. Initially presented at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the SUV received a lot of mixed signals from users all over the world. Let us dive deeper into the details of this crossover SUV.
Size and Design
Looking at the size of Nissan Ariya, it can be placed somewhere between Qashqai and X-Trail. A length of 4,595 mm and a wheelbase of 2,775 mm guarantee enough space for both front and back seats. The ARIYA design is sleek and futuristic, with small LED headlights that glow brightly at night and fade away during the day.
Nissan’s new vision is complemented with the new lighted emblem located at the center of the front mask, which is a distinctive element. When looking at the car from the front, it is most resemblant to the Mercedes EQ series of vehicles. A pair of 19-inch alloy wheels comes standard on the ARIYA Nissan. 20-inch alloy wheels are available on higher-spec versions. 5 geometrical angular shards with a chrome finish make up the unusual alloy wheel design.
The back view of the car is different compared to the front, slightly more aggressive and sharp. The roof spoiler and full-length rear taillight are sporty additions to this family SUV’s overall appeal. Because of its design, the boot had to suffer a little. 466 liters of space will be sufficient to cover the basics, but for a longer trip, one might opt for a rooftop cargo carrier. In comparison, Ford’s Mustang Mach E has 402 liters of space, while Volkswagen’s ID.4 is at 543 liters.
The dashboard has two 12.3-inch digital screens side by side, similar to Hyundai IONIQ 5, but with elegantly refined lines. The instrument panel is replaced by a screen immediately in front of the driver and the infotainment hub is the screen to the side. The hub has voice controls, with instructions activated by saying “hi Nissan” or “hey Nissan.” Touch-sensitive controls embedded in the materials replace standard controls such as buttons and dials.
ProPILOT helps you with navigating through traffic and staying centered in your lane. ProPILOT Park will locate the parking spot nearby and park the car for you. You just have to sit back and enjoy the experience.
The HI-TECH assisted drive can help you find nearest coffee shops on the way, or play music through Amazon Alexa that is built-in. And most importantly, there’s Nissan Safety Shield, which includes:
- Intelligent Emergency Braking
- Intelligent Forward Collision Warning
- Intelligent Around View Monitor
- Rear Automatic Emergency Braking Technology
Range and Performance
The looks and functionality of the Japanese crossover are certainly not its only feature. With a weight of almost 2,000 kg and a 5-second 0-100km/h, this vehicle should not be treated lightly. A quick rundown of the specifications can be found below.
- FWD and AWD options available
- 63kWh and 87kWh battery options available with up to 130kWh DC fast charging
- up to 450 km (285 mi) of range
- 238 hp and 394 hp powertrains available
- 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds (AWD dual-motor version)
- 160 km/h top speed for single motor and 200 km/h top speed for dual motor version
- e-Pedal control
Nissan Ariya 2023 Price
The entry-level Ariya will cost $47,125 with $1,175 that includes destination charge, while the top-spec models can go as high as over $60,000. Compared to its competition, Nissan is a bit more pricey. Other options of this car include:
- Ariya Evolve Plus FWD – $50,125
- Ariya Premiere FWD – $54,625
- Ariya Platinum Plus AWD – $60,125
Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $42,895 which is $4,000 lower, but the highest trim of this vehicle sells for around $60,000, which is the same as Nissan. Volkswagen ID.4, one of the most reliable SUVs by the most prominent brands (The Volkswagen Group) starts at $39,995.
Reservations for Nissan Ariya 2023 are open, and to reserve one for yourself, you need to pay $500 upfront. If what you read in this article appeals to you, head over to Nissan’s official website to reserve yourself one of these.