TOKYO, 15th July 2020 – Nissan unveiled its First electric SUV the Ariya, coming with twin electric motors, an estimated 300 miles of range.
The starting price of the SUV is $40,000 and it will be sold in Japan in mid-2021.
Representing the pinnacle of Nissan’s technologies and design, the 100% electric Nissan Ariya debuted during a digital event in Yokohama. The model is a major step in Nissan’s transformation as the company refocuses on key strengths, including electrified vehicles and SUVs.
“We created the Nissan Ariya as an answer to the aspirations and practical needs of today’s customers,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “Combining our strengths in EVs and crossovers, it’s a showcase for Nissan’s new era of excitement and design.”
The Ariya sets the pace for Nissan’s plan to roll out 12 new models in 18 months. The all-new crossover demonstrates Nissan’s commitment to meeting customer demand for new electrified, autonomous, and connected technologies.
Nissan expects sales of EVs and e-POWER electrified models to be more than 1 million units a year by the end of fiscal 2023. By then, the company also aims to introduce autonomous driving technologies in more than 20 models in 20 markets and to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles equipped with these systems.
The Ariya two-wheel-drive model SUV coming with two kinds of usable battery capacity of 63 kWh and 87 kWh.
The Ariya is planned to go on sale in Europe, North America and China by the end of 2021.