Nissan Ariya Overview
The Nissan Ariya is a new breed of SUV. It’s 100% electric and designed to make electric ownership a piece of cake. It charges from <10 to 80% in 35 minutes at a rapid 130kW DC charge station and it’s available with a 63 kWh or 87 kWh battery and two or all-wheel drive. Up to 310 miles of range is available from the larger battery or up to 223 miles with the smaller battery, making range anxiety a thing of the past.
If you like your cars superfast, the Ariya e-4orce 87kWh Performance boasts a whopping 389bhp. The Arya’s twin electric motors provide seamless power and thanks to the option of two or all-wheel drive, this is an SUV you can take anywhere.
The Ariya’s muscular stance, angular body, striking alloy wheels and LED headlights give it a futuristic and refined look. It’s a beautiful car and the interior is equally special, with a stunning 12.3” touchscreen and 12.3” Digital driver’s display.
The Ariya is awesome to drive. It’s available with two or all-wheel drive and there are five versions in total, with the cheapest model offering a 223 mile range and the higher-capacity battery two-wheel drive model offering a 310 mile range.
Two-wheel drive models have a 466-litre boot while 4WD models have a 408-litre boot. There’s under boot storage for the charging cable, and to make access easy, there’s keyless entry and a powered tailgate available as standard.
Living with it
With front and rear parking sensors and Intelligent Around View Monitor, the Ariya is a remarkably easy SUV to park. The infotainment system is brilliant and there are three drive modes (Standard, Sport, ECO) to fine tune your drive.