Dec 10, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Nissan Ariya launches in the UK

Nissan has now opened pre-orders for its all-electric Ariya crossover model in the UK. This means that the prices for the UK market, where the Ariya is to be delivered from summer 2022, are now also known.

They start at 41,845 pounds (currently around 49,000 euros) for the basic Advance version with front-wheel drive and 63 kWh battery. Also available at market launch will be three variants with 87-kWh battery: Evolve with front-wheel drive, as well as e-4ORCE Evolve and e-4ORCE Performance with all-wheel drive.

Nissan has been accepting pre-orders for its electric SUV in Norway since September – the showcase country for electromobility will presumably also see the start of European deliveries. In Norway, the basic version with a small battery and front-wheel drive is priced at 409,900 kroner, the equivalent of about 40,000 euros. This makes the Ariya cheaper in Norway, because in Japan the prices are the equivalent of the British level – however, different equipment is possible, but the notices do not go into detail.

Besides the base price, Nissan GB also mentions the price for the top model. The Ariya e-4ORCE Performance is available from 58,440 pounds, which is 68,380 euros. The performance model has a system output of 290 kW; without the performance equipment, the all-wheel-drive vehicle with a large battery has 225 kW. By the way: Nissan GB does not offer the theoretically possible combination of small battery and all-wheel drive with two engines – at least at the start of sales.

The Ariya is a 4.60-metre-long electric crossover based on the CMF-EV platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance – like the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric. The battery sizes mentioned are net, gross the small battery comes to 66 kWh and the larger storage to 91 kWh. The range is between 360 and 500 kilometres, and in Germany, all variants will have a 22 kW AC charger ex-works. Up to 130 kW are possible on a DC charger. The front-wheel-drive models have a towing capacity of 750 kilograms, the all-wheel-drive models can tow up to 1.5 tonnes.

When the Ariya was first unveiled in July last year, Nissan had announced that it would be on the market in mid-2021. This was followed in June this year by news that the launch of the electric vehicle model would be delayed by several months due to an ongoing chip shortage, and that the vehicle would only be available in Japan from “this winter”. “A year ago we announced that we were targeting the middle of this year, but after that Covid-19 has taken longer than we expected and there is the problem of semiconductor shortage,” Nissan manager Asako Hoshino told Bloomberg in June.


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