A year after being announced, the 2023 Nissan Ariya electric crossover SUV was officially launched on Wednesday. Bearing a base price of $45,950 before the destination charge, pre-orders are now open for Nissan’s new EV.
The Nissan Ariya was initially expected to start selling in Japan in mid-2021. If things had gone according to plan, the USA and Canada would have already seen their first deliveries of the vehicle by now.
That, clearly, did not happen.
A year later, buyers in North America can now place their pre-orders for four available trim levels.
Nissan will charge an extra $1,175 surcharge for delivery for all four.
Are you ready for the Ariya?
The “Ariya Venture+” is the cheapest model at $45,950. This version is front-wheel drive and has an estimated range of 300 miles.
The “Ariya Evolve+” comes in at $48,950. Like the Venture+, this one is also front-wheel drive; however, it only promises 285 miles of range.
The “Ariya Platinum+” is the most expensive trim, starting at $58,950. It is the only variant to come with e-4ORCE all-wheel drive; its dual motors create 389 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The Platinum+ has an estimated extended range of up to 265 miles.
The “Ariya Premiere” is a special launch edition of Nissan’s new electric crossover. On their website, they say it is limited in availability and will have unique accessories. Like the Evolve+, this one will have an estimated 285 miles of range.
The Venture+, Evolve+, and Premiere are all powered by the same 238-horsepower AC synchronous motor. All three also create 221 pound-feet of torque.
All four of the different trims have the same 87 kWh battery system as well.
To encourage people to reserve their own Ariya, Nissan has said that the first 10,000 people to make a reservation before January 31, 2022 will qualify for a 2-year free EVgo membership as well as $500 worth of charging credits.