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Nissan opens order books for all-electric Ariya crossover

  • Eco-friendly SUV has two battery options
  • A range of up to 310 miles is claimed
  • Deliveries are set to begin in summer 2022

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Nissan has opened the order books for its new electric SUV – the Ariya.

The Japanese carmaker revealed the Ariya in July 2020 but only now has it priced up.

Costing from £41,845, the model comes with two battery options: a 63kWh on the entry-level Advance spec, and an 87kWh on the three higher trims, called Evolve, e-4orce Evolve and e-4orce Performance.

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The e-4orce models have all-wheel drive, so more performance, while the two-wheel-drive models prioritise achievable distance on a charge. The Evolve 87kWh has the longest with a claimed range of 310 miles – prices start at £51,090.

At the top of the line-up is the e-4orce Performance, which makes 389bhp and 600Nm of torque – a huge increase on the base model’s 214bhp and 300Nm.

They can hit 60 in 5.1 seconds and go on to 124mph but have the second-lowest range in the line-up at 248 miles.

Nissan has ditched the CHAdeMO rapid-charging format used with the Leaf and e-NV200, instead fitting a CCS format socket that’s more widely used. The firm ha also fitted a 22kW on-board charger on all models apart from the Advance, where it’s an £895 option.

The Ariya goes up against the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.

At 4,595mm, it’s shorter than the Model Y but longer than the Volvo and Nissan’s own Qashqai.

Top-spec models start at £58,440 and come with a 10-speaker Bose sound system, digital head-up display, electric panoramic sunroof, 20-inch alloy wheels and blue Nappa leather upholstery.

Nissan Ariya rear view via PA

Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan Motors GB, said: ‘We are thrilled to be opening orders for our 100 per cent 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.’

Deliveries are expected to begin in summer 2022.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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