Jonny takes a detailed look at the new 'crossover', due on sale later this year (autumn 2021 for UK). With a maximum range of 310 miles, the Tesla Y and Ford Mach-e have longer range versions available, but the Ariya is slated to go on sale from £37,000. 

Nissan invented the crossover genre years ago with the shocking success of their Qashqai and then Juke, so the hope rests that the more upmarket Ariya will continue this, as well as Nissan’s proven track record for mass producing EVs. Over half a million Leafs have sold since its launch in 2010.

Like its competitors the Nissan Ariya will be offered with fwd or awd, along with a pair of battery options and different outputs. Here’s the full specs that we know: Two battery pack sizes: 65kWh (63 usable) or 90kWh (87 usable) which both crucially use liquid cooling and heating to enable regular rapid charging….unlike the Leaf

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