Nissan Will Sell Its New Electric SUV for $40-60K

Nissan Ariya
The all-electric SUV joins Nissan's lineup next year. Nissan North America

When the 2023 Nissan Ariya comes to market next autumn, more premium versions of the all-electric SUV will be available first with lower cost models to follow. The price range for the Ariya will be approximately $40,000-$60,000.

Like with the Tesla Model X, the Ariya will be available in a variety of trim levels, have battery electric range options and come with either front- or all-wheel drive. The all-electric crossover will come in the Venture+ FWD, Evolve+ FWD, Premiere FWD and Platinum+ e-4ORCE AWD at first.

The first grades on the market are priced at $45,950, $48,950, $53,450 and $58,950, respectively.

All come standard with a CCS quick charge port, 87-kilowatt-hour battery, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of safety and driver assist features.

The Ariya Venture+ trim has the most range of any of the first four models to market. Its AC synchronous electric motor offers 238 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with the battery to deliver up to 300 miles of range.

The Ariya Evolve+ FWD and Ariya Premiere FWD come deliver with the same power figures but only achieve 285 miles of all-electric range.

The top-tier Ariya Platinum+ e-4ORCE AWD utilizes dual-motor all-wheel control to keep the SUV grounded. It offers buyers more power but less range, achieving 389 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It is estimated to travel 265 miles on one full charge.

Upgrading from the Venture+ to Evolve+ grades gives buyers more comfort and convenience features like a wireless charging pad, surround-view camera system and automatic windshield wipers.

Ariya Platinum+ e-4ORCE AWD goes even further adding Nappa leather appointed seats, active noise cancellation, ventilated front seats, a hands-free power liftgate and memory settings for the driver and front passenger to the roster.

Twenty-inch wheels are an option on the Platinum+ model, where 19-inch wheels are standard across the model lineup for the first four variants.

Nissan's current iteration of its ProPilot Assist driver assist technology package comes standard on the Venture+ and Evolve+ trims, and includes lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

On the Premiere and Platinum+ trim levels of Ariya, Nissan will include ProPilot Assist 2.0 which adds limited hands-free driving in lane changing, passing and highway exiting scenarios.

ProPilot Park is also available on those two trims, taking control of the vehicle to guide it into a parking spot when activated by the driver.

The first Ariya deliveries are expected to begin in Fall 2022. As the on-sale date nears for those models, the company plans to open up reservations on five additional versions that have a starting MSRP of around $40,000. More details regarding those are expected to be released in the future.