And with Nissan describing its high-tech, futuristic EV as a ‘force of wonder’, there’s plenty to be excited about.
But with four different versions to choose from - and prices starting at £41,85 - how do you know which model is right for you? Worry not, because read on and we’ll talk you through your options.
Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, Nissan Motors GB Ltd, says:
“We are thrilled to be opening pre-orders for our 100% electric crossover – the all-new Nissan Ariya. This cutting-edge EV represents the confidence and dare-to-do ambition of the Nissan brand.
We’re taking over a decade of experience in leading the market with electric vehicles, and ensuring our customer-focused expertise and network capability delivers a model that’s as rewarding to own as it is to drive. We know that UK customers are going to be seriously impressed with the new standards Ariya will bring to the segment in 2022.”
Starting at the most affordable, the Ariya 63kWh two-wheel drive is described as being best suited to the urban or suburban landscape and has a range of 223 miles alongside power of 217 PS.
Moving up a run, the Ariya 87kWh two-wheel drive has a larger battery, more power at 242 PS and an extended range of up to 310 miles.
Then, you’ve got two ‘e-4ORCE’ all-wheel drive models.
The Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh all-wheel drive has power of 306 PS, considerable torque at 600 Nm, as well as a range of 285 miles.
Meanwhile there’s also an Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh ‘Performance’ variant, which Nissan says is for ‘drivers seeking the thrill that comes with a high power output of 394 PS and 600Nm of available torque.’
The acceleration time here is an impressive 0-62mph in just 5.1 seconds - and you still get a range of up to 248 miles between charges.
You shouldn’t need to worry about charging, either. The 63kWh versions carry a 7.4 kW charger for domestic use, while the 87kWh battery versions include a 22kW 3 phase charger for home charging, and the Ariya can also support quick charging up to 130kW for ‘peace of mind during long journeys’.
Meanwhile the Ariya’s cabin is a joy to behold - which Nissan likens to a ‘sleek cafe lounge on a starship’. There are sleek ‘Zero Gravity’ seats to give passengers maximum amounts of legroom while the dash is dominated by 12.3 inch haptic touchscreens.
And when it comes to driver assistance systems, the Ariya features Nissan’s ‘ProPILOT’ wizardry, which works to keep you centred in your lane while also helping to navigate stop-start traffic, making sure you don’t get too close to the vehicle in front.
For the ultimate personalisation, Ariya will be offered with a choice of ten body colours, including pearlescent, metallic and premium metallic shades together with six distinctive two-tone options.
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