Nissan Japan is now taking pre-orders for the new 66kWh and 91kWh Nissan Ariya electric vehicle.
The Nissan Ariya is a sedan / SUV crossover style vehicle with better range and performance than the current 62kWh Nissan Leaf.
Both the standard 61kWh battery model (B6) and the 91kWh extended range and performance model (B9 – 290kW / 600Nm) are available in 2WD and 4WD with 4WD models featuring new 4 wheel control technology.
The Nissan Ariya has a flat floor design for more interior space.
Quoted driving range by Nissan for the different options is between 430 km and 610 km with 0-100 km/h performance from 5.1 secs to 7.6 secs.
Base price will range from 6.6 to 7.9 million Yen, Nissan Japan pricing and specs are below.
When will the Nissan Ariya be available in Australia ?
Too early to say as it depends on if / when Nissan Australia offer this as a new vehicle to Australian buyers and in what specification/s.
Based on the Japan new pricing, it would be reasonable to expect an Australian retail price of close to $100,000 just for the base model and another $20,000 for the top performance model – whether this works for sufficient sales volume in the Australian market remains to be seen.
The Nissan Ariya is set to be released first in Japan, Europe, then the USA.
Once released for more than 3 months in a market other than Australia, the Ariya would be eligible for addition to the SEVS import list, allowing direct import of new and secondhand vehicles (up to the date Nissan Australia is approved for full volume import).