The 2023 Nissan Ariya is now available for pre-order. How will the All-Electric SUV position itself with its design and specs in the market?
The launch of the 2023 Nissan Ariya is approaching closer day by day. While the deliveries are still quite distant, the reservations period is already opened. Find informative details about the pricing and specs of the new e-crossover vehicle below.
General Introduction to the All-New Ariya
The 2023 Nissan Ariya is the first full-electric vehicle from Nissan in the crossover SUV segment. It is claimed to provide noiseless, smooth, and powerful drives to support road trips and daily commutes. Ariya is the keystone element of the transformation plan by the manufacturer, as it is the first model to represent the new fresh e-power identity of the brand, where it brings electrification of automobiles with advanced technology and an optimized platform. According to the official statement made by the company, the all-new Ariya is equipped with a user-friendly environment as it provides full-package driver assistance, connectivity, and smooth connectivity.
Design Language That Stems From Japanese Philosophy
Citing from the official description from Nissan itself, the styling of all-new Ariya represents the company’s design philosophy called “Timeless Japanese Futurism” that portrayed a unique Japan’s approach of simple but powerful. The exterior of the Ariya is inspired by “Iki,” a term from Japanese that conveys the advanced and chic qualities, bringing fresh, elegant, and seamless front section, along with the redesigned Nissan’s logo located at the aerodynamic shield’s center.
From the side view, a stretch of one continuous horizontal line links the front and rear parts in the linear style, providing an eye-pleasing appearance from any angle it is viewed from. Meanwhile, it also doesn’t compromise the beauty of the rear part, bringing a sharply raked C-shaped pillar that mixes stunningly into the posterior region. The rear lamp combination forms a single-piece blade-like light specifically designed to provide a blackout effect on idle position and bright, consistent illumination on active status.
The interior section of the 2023 Nissan Ariya is inspired by “Ma,” a Japanese term that depicts time and space’s spatial and temporal natures. Carrying an EV platform, it is not surprising that the model offers a roomy cabin for rear-seat passengers to cross their legs sufficiently and efficiently. The ornaments and accents brought into the rear passenger space also provide comfort and luxury, while the front seats are designed with a B-shaped pillar and sleek form that offers panoramic views of the outside.
The battery is located at the chassis’ base; it incorporates an open floor and sleek zero-gravity seats that provide more legroom. Soundproof materials, combined with the electrified powertrain, resulting in a quiet cabin that lets the users relax inside.
Available Trim Levels and Price Range of the Nissan Ariya
The 2023 Nissan Ariya comes in four trims: Venture, Evolve, Premiere, and Platinum. Except for the Platinum, all trim versions are equipped with a single-motor FWD platform capable of generating 238 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the highest trim Platinum comes with a dual-motor AWD platform that offers 389 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. The FWD model is claimed to achieve 60 mph in 7.2 sec, while the AWD model is stated to accomplish the same mileage speed in a mere 4.9 sec.
All versions of Ariya will come with an 87 kWh battery capacity pack. This is estimated to provide 300 miles of range for Venture, 285 miles of content for Premiere and Evolve, and 265 for the powerful Platinum.
Nissan has announced the price details since 2021. The base price, which is for Venture trim level, starts at slightly over $47,000. The Evolve, Premiere, and Platinum trim levels are offered for over $50,000, $54,000, and $60,000 for each respective model.
Nissan’s EV crossover specs are comparable to its rivals in the same segment, the VW ID.4 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E. However, the 2023 Nissan Ariya falls at the pricier cost range compared to both. The e-Ford Mustang base price is nearly $44,000 with 260-305 miles of the content offered, while the VW is being provided at an even lower base price range at $41,000 with 260 miles of range.
Customers who have reserved for Venture, Evolve, Premiere models will receive deliveries in 2022’s fall seasons. However, the delivery date of Platinum is yet to be revealed. The reservation period for all trim levels is still open on the official website of Nissan.