By B. O’Hare
Nissan has revealed the final production, US-spec Ariya ahead of first deliveries later this year. The Japanese firms answer to the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mach-E, Mercedes EQA and Tesla Model Y, the Ariya is expected to start at around $40,000 Stateside. This means a real cost of as low as $32,500 in the US after the full FTC has been applied.
A compelling offering from Nissan, power in the Ariya stems from either a 63kWh or larger 87kWh battery pack. Couple the latter with RWD and you’re looking at a WLTP range of up to 311 miles per charge, however with AWD the 87kWh Ariya manages 285 miles per charge. As for the 63kWh pack, with AWD range is 211 miles per charge meanwhile in RWD guise you’ll get 223 miles of range (again, WLTP figures). There will also be a 394 bhp Performance version of the Ariya. Range figures for it were not given, but we do know it will be able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
Inside, the Ariya comes with all the tech one has come to expect in this segment. This means OTA (Over-The-Air) software updates, and two dual-screens – both 12” in size. You also get 4G connectivity, touch sensitive pads for controlling heating and ‘Hey Nissan’ voice control.
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