Nissan Ariya electric SUV-less than £40,000? 310 miles

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    Brydo
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    Pure-electric ‘coupe crossover’ for 2022 has been revealed, with a choice of battery packs and a range of up to 310 miles on a charge

    The Nissan Ariya – a pure-electric ‘coupe crossover’ – has been revealed, with a pair of battery options and the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a charge. It’s set to go on sale in the UK in early 2022.

    It was first shown as a concept car at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, but Nissan has now confirmed it’ll go on sale; prices will be revealed in the coming months. UK buyers will get five versions of the electric crossover to choose from, with the flagship Performance variant boasting almost 400bhp and a four-wheel-drive system called ‘e-4ORCE’.

    The basic Ariya gets a 65kWh (63kWh usable capacity) battery, while its electric motor makes 214bhp and 300Nm of torque. It’ll do 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds and offer up to 223 miles of range. The same model is available with e-4ORCE all-wheel drive, with an additional motor boosting power to 274bhp. This improves performance (0-62mph takes 5.9 seconds), but chops 12 miles from the available range.

    A larger 90kWh (87kWh usable) battery is also available at launch – with either two or four-wheel drive. The former offers the longest range of any Ariya (310 miles) and will do 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds. Add all-wheel drive and the range drops to 285 miles. The Performance variant, with 389bhp and 600Nm, does 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds with a range of 248 miles. All range figures have yet to be verified by the WLTP testing procedure.

    Entry-level cars feature a 7.4kW on-board charger, while the 87kWh versions support 22kW three-phase charging. In addition, customers will be able to use 130kW public rapid charge points; the Ariya ditches the Nissan Leaf’s CHAdeMO charger in favour of the more popular European CCS CCS connector. The maker hasn’t yet released charging times for the electric SUV.

    Measuring almost 4,595mm nose to tail, the Ariya is longer than the petrol-powered Nissan Qashqai, but shorter than the seven-seat Nissan X-Trail. Height-wise, it sits in between the two, but is wider than both. The most important measurement is the wheelbase, however; it means the Ariya should offer more space inside than its SUV siblings, aided further by a completely flat floor.

    Developing a design language first seen on the latest Nissan Juke, the Ariya gets a set of similarly sleek daytime running lights, flanking a blanked-out grille emblazoned with a redesigned Nissan badge. The sloping roofline ties in with the ‘coupe crossover’ theme, while the narrow rear window and full-width light bar are in-vogue features appearing on many new cars these days.

    Elsewhere, the Ariya comes with either 19 or 20-inch wheels, plus a choice of six two-tone paint options. Nissan says the launch model’s copper colour scheme references “conductivity and the dawn of a new automotive era”.

    The cabin has been modelled around a “sleek cafe lounge”, with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-EV electric-car platform affording the Ariya best-in-class interior space – as well as a 466-litre (408 litres for all-wheel-drive models) boot. The same architecture will underpin the production version of the Renault Morphoz concept.

    The Ariya’s minimalist dashboard is almost completely devoid of buttons and features a pair of 12.3-inch displays. The SUV also boasts, according to Nissan, “one of the largest full-colour head-up displays in the segment”, while customers will also benefit from voice recognition technology and over-the-air updates.

    It’s thought that every Ariya will get an advanced version of Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous drive system. The new setup uses navigation data to offer a “smoother ride during single-lane highway driving”. The system can adjust vehicle speed based on upcoming road conditions, as well as being able to slow the car sufficiently for approaching corners.

    Prices have not yet been revealed, but it’s thought the production version of Nissan’s first all-electric SUV will start from less than £40,000. Order books should open later this year, with first deliveries in the early months of 2022.

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  • #137450 Reply
    Martinod

    Looks great

    #137452 Reply
    Harry

    40k for a Nissan smaller than the X-Trail what on earth is going on with the pricing of cars these days.

    #137454 Reply
    rox
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    Another car you need to talk to, just to do simple tasks a button could do, why oh why.. It’s cheaper that’s why, goodluck if you got an broad accent.

    In 2011 i had a QQ for 3 years on the scheme and every car they loaned me was alright a fully loaded micra and a note twice and my cousin actually works for them up in sunderland, he’s got a puke he he. but he gets some deal for working for them. and they drive ok or he would not be driving one. it’s just how the lights look. Maybe it will work with geordie but my mum has trouble on every voice stuff. so maybe not.

    I like the paint in the 2nd pic better looks like chromed copper rather than flat copper.. but the price i dunno what the ap would be i guess over and above what i would be happy paying. Maybe we can all get help from mb grants to get ev’s  that suits our needs as when you got a family you need a bigger car and most of the evs on the scheme have small boots, least i don’t have to worry till 2023..

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    Tharg
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    Yup. Looks good, even if it is a crossover or SUV or big tall thing. Would be even better if Nissan could pack that performance and range into a proper saloon body. Too many batteries for the Leaf?

    #137469 Reply
    Brydo

    Harry it’s going to be an uphill battle for motability for the next few years. This is the type of car that should be on the scheme together with the ID4 but I just don’t see it happening just now.

    The number of largish SUV/crossover and saloons will be small until the price of batteries fall.

    #137481 Reply
    sif

    looks interesting. Shows how much the push for range is influencing design. Less brick, more teardrop even with SUVs. Maybe some very interesting options in the future. There are ways of valuing a car, what it cost to produce, plus a profit to keep it in production, what the market will bear and what rivals it has got. It seems to be development costs and lifetime fuel savings that are driving prices of EVs and hybrids. If you have money its easy to save money. The less well off end up driving the most expensive to run cars. Given disabled people may possibly be less well off than the general population, it seems unfair to give them a choice of less efficient cars. Why doesn’t motability use some of its vast profits to help develop the EVs by subsidising them in the first place for disabled drivers?

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    Brydo
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    This also should be on the scheme but at £47,395 Dynamic and the £50,895 Dynamic Premium the RAV4 PHEV will never make it on the scheme either, at least in the short to medium term.

    WHAT CAN MOTABILITY DO?

    Its not their fault these cars are so expensive so whats the alternative?

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    #137492 Reply
    Chris

    As someone who used to build qashqai and leaf at Nissan I can say they are well equipped for what you pay for them, but I for one would never own one as ive seen some horrors on that production line that would stop me doing so. This new electric car seems decent enough but prices are still way too high for what they are! Will be better built than a tesla though. As far as tooling costs go we used to build leaf on the qashqai line with the same tooling and equipment so im not sure where the extra costs come from, even the battery pack came from a unit 100 yards over the road so I’m stumped! Maybe with most manufacturers now doing fully electric vehicles the prices may start to come down.

    #137586 Reply
    Brydo

    Chris do you still get discount lol?

    #137591 Reply
    martinod

    cant see it coming on

    #137810 Reply
    Chris

    I ended up with spinal compression from doing the same job for 3 years and after a long illness and multiple physio sessions they said I would be sacked if I had any longer off! They did in the end and I threatened them with court for unfair dismissal, they settled for £6000 and me to keep my mouth shut! I know quite a few who work there so I can still get a 25% discount on any car but I would never buy one.

    #137813 Reply
    Brydo

    Martinod motability must find a way to get cars like this on the scheme because if they don’t we will be left with city cars and saloons.

    PHEVs are only a stepping stone to full BEVs so the range of PHEVs will not get any more than 50 miles on a charge. If we look at this car and the ID3, ID4 we are seeing 300 miles on a charge. We don’t want to be left out of the EV revolution so to avoid that we need access to cars like this.

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