We have a lot to be excited about with the upcoming release of the Nissan Ariya. This isn’t just a new big brother to the Leaf. The Ariya is Nissan’s flagship EV, and it has the specs to back that up. Let’s take a look at that.
The Nissan Ariya will come in 4 variants. You have your choice of either the 65 kWh standard-range battery or the 90 kWh long-range battery. And there are options with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with Nissan’s e-4ORCE stability control.
The Ariya’s range tops out at about 380 miles on the long-range FWD model. With the AWD model that only drops down modestly to 360 miles. If you opt for the standard battery you can expect 280 and 270 miles of range on the FWD and AWD models respectively. The Nissan Ariya will release starting around $45,000. This is not just competitive with the Model 3, it creams it.
And Nissan has brought the performance as well. The long-range AWD Ariya is as fast as a Z-car, hitting 0-60 in just 5.1 seconds. Part of that is thanks to Nissan’s e-4ORCE stability control system on the AWD models that we’ll go more in-depth on later this week.
The range alone at this price will be enough to secure Nissan a good chunk of the EV market. The Leaf was already one of the best value EVs on the market. But it didn’t have the super long range or high performance of the competition. With the Ariya, Nissan has taken the technology they’ve developed over years to develop what I think could be the best EV on the market.
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