Nissan Ariya 2023 starting at 47,950 USD, cheaper versions coming soon
NS the path to production give 2023 Nissan Ariya It has felt like a long time, but it’s well and truly over, as signaled by the fact that there’s official pricing and you can now pre-order it. Nissan fetching a page from Hummer EV playbook offers only some combo options to get started, with additional variants to go on sale later.
Currently, the entry-level model is the Venture + front-wheel drive. It starts at $47,950, and despite being the base model, it has the longest range of 300 miles. That comes from the (usable) liquid-cooled 87-kWh the battery pack. It has a single electric motor that sends 238 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. It also comes standard with a CCS port for fast DC charging up to 130 kW. Standard features include LED lighting, 19-inch wheels, manually adjustable fabric seats, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch instrument display, dual-zone automatic climate control, non-Apple CarPlay wire and Android Auto, navigation, adaptive cruise control ProPilot Assist and lane-focusing and blind-spot monitoring.
Switching up to the Evolve+ gets you an identical powertrain, but the range drops to 285 miles. The price also increased to $50,125. In return, you get a panoramic sunroof, power windows, fog lights, power front seats, automatic wipers, wireless phone charging and a rearview mirror display.
The launch starts at $54,625 and has the same range and specs as the Evolve+. It includes Hands-free ProPilot 2.0 support driving system, similar to GM’s Super Cruise and Ford’s BlueCruise. It also comes with unique wheels colour and illuminated side sills.
At the top of the range is the Platinum + e-4ORCE with a base price of $60,125. This receives a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive system that makes 389 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Range drops to 265 miles for this powerful pack. The car is more splendidly equipped with power-adjustable Nappa leather seats with memory and cooling function, electric mirrors and steering wheel with integrated memory, active noise cancellation, motion-activated electric hatch and system. Bose 10-speaker audio.
More models will be offered in the near future, some of which will be available with a smaller 63 kWh (usable) battery and 214 hp engine. Those will probably cost less. A high-power all-wheel drive system can also be added to reduce the amount of equipment later on.
If any of the initial offers interest you, Nissan can take your reservation. The premiere in particular is only available by reservation. Reservations require a refundable $500 deposit. The first 10,000 people to pre-order the Ariya will also receive a two-year EVgo membership with a $500 charging credit. Currently, Nissans are still eligible for the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
The first Ariyas to be delivered will be front-wheel drive versions starting next fall. All-wheel drive models will be available later that fall.