James Gent

James Gent

February 2, 2022 10:36 pm


Nissan Canada has today confirmed the full model line-up and technical specifications for the all-electric Ariya crossover, with online reservations opening tomorrow morning at 9am EST.

Six different trims of Nissan’s first all-electric crossover – which champions not only a new design language but also the EV-dedicated, CMF-EV platform that underpins the marque’s electrified aspirations – will be available for reservation, ranging from the entry level Engage FWD up to the Premiere e-4ORCE AWD package.

Nissan Ariya

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The former features a single, 214 hp / 221 lb-ft electric motor that powers the front axle, which, when equipped as standard with a 63 kWh battery, is enough for an estimated range of up to 346 km.

The other front-wheel drive options – the Evolve+ and the Venture+ – utilize the same AC synchronous single motor and 221 lb ft of torque, albeit with power upped to 238 hp. Both are also fitted with a larger, 87 kWh battery. Though their technical specifications are nearly identical, the Evolve+’s 463 km estimated range is up to 19 km less than the 482 km available on the Venture+ – which, incidentally, is also the highest range of all six trim levels – suggesting the available equipment as standard will vary. Though specific details for the Canadian market have not yet been revealed, the Evolve+ in the United States features premium additions like a panoramic moonroof, a power liftgate, all-round parking monitors, and wireless device charging.

The remaining three trims feature Nissan’s ‘e-4ORCE’ all-wheel drive dual electric motor setup, though only one – the Evolve e-4ORCE AWD – comes equipped with the 63 kWh battery. Power and torque rise to 335 hp and 413 lb-ft respectively, though the estimated 328 km electric range is the lowest of all six trims.

Nissan Ariya

Nissan Ariya

The two highest e-4ORCE AWD trim levels meanwhile – the Platinum+ and the Premium – both boast peak output of 389 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, and are equipped with the 87 kWh battery, hence the 426 km of estimated range. Again, a Canada-specific breakdown of the equipment is not yet available, though in the United States, both trims feature more driver assistance technology and ‘Premium-grade’ cosmetic upgrades (illuminated kick plates, a new emblem, etc), while the Platinum+ also includes Nappa leather upholstery and cooling front seats in the cabin, a hands-free liftgate, and a Bose, 10-speaker surround sound system among features.

All models in Canada are set to ride on 19-inch wheels and will be available with CCS charging ports up to 130 kW in capacity.

Deliveries for the Ariya will begin in 2023, with the front-wheel drive models available during the fall while the three e-4ORCE trims will roll out in the following months. Though pricing for the Canadian market has yet to be revealed, MSRPs for the four confirmed trim levels on sale in the United States range from US$45,950 to US$58,950. This suggests that Canada’s six trims levels could range in price from around $57K to $74K.

Alongside the Ariya, Nissan Canada has also confirmed that reservations can also be made for the all-new Z, “Nissan’s most anticipated new sports car since the return of GT-R.” A separate online portal for both models will go live on Nissan.ca tomorrow, with prospective customers required to place a $1,000 refundable deposit. Visit the Ariya page here.

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