The brand-new 2022 Nissan Ariya is the first all-electric crossover made by the Japanese brand. On the other hand, it isn’t Nissan’s first electric vehicle. Even before Tesla, Nissan produced an iconic Leaf hatchback, more than ten years ago. Now, Ariya will be another impressive model with so much to offer.
The new crossover will directly rival models such as Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y. It is a five-seat crossover with a standard front-wheel-drive setup. It will provide a great driving range, a lot of safety features, and a very modern appearance. Even the interior will be highly modern and comfortable.
2022 Ariya Crossover Looks Amazing
The 2022 Nissan Ariya is roughly the same size as the current Nissan Rogue small SUV, measuring 182.9 inches. Its appearance, on the other hand, plainly points to the future. The Ariya electric crossover features a flowing design with an almost infinite number of curves and rounded edges.
A solid, flowing-plate front grille, aggressive boomerang-like LED running lights, and distinctive rear spoiler are dominating the exterior design. Despite its futuristic appearance, the Ariya is unmistakably a Nissan. There are traces of the Murano and Maxima if you look closer. Six distinct two-tone floating roof styles will be available for the Ariya, each with a black roof. The wheels are either 19 or 20 inches in diameter. Charge ports are located directly below the front wheels on both sides of the car.
Interior Offers Room for Five
The upcoming 2022 Nissan Ariya is a five-passenger crossover SUV with two rows of seats. However, here is where the similarities to other small crossovers such as Rogue end. The Ariya’s cabin is designed to be as simple as possible.
The controls are different and Ariya provides two 12.3-inch touchscreen options to convey driving data and infotainment. What we especially like is the volume control knob. Simple as that. Ariya will also provide more than enough space for all passengers. On the other hand, the cargo area will be somewhat smaller than usual.
Driving Range, Charging and Power
In terms of performance, the new 2022 Nissan Ariza will be a great option in the segment. Nissan offers two different battery packs. 63 kWh and 87 kWh batteries are available, both with either FWD or AWD systems. The all-wheel-drive models will deploy a twin-motor setup. This configuration allows better torque distribution to the wheels.
Moreover, each wheel can break independently. As for the driving range, the Ariya crossover should provide around 300 miles of range on a single charge. We don’t know the charging time, but Nissan promised a Level 2 charger of 7.2 kW. Lastly, Ariya will produce up to 390 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque.
2022 Nissan Ariya Release Date and Price
The price of the forthcoming 2022 Nissan Ariya will start at around $40,000. Of course, this is the price of the entry-level model. Still, Tesla Model Y will cost around $50,000 and Ford Mustang Mach-E slightly below $45,000. On the other hand, Hyundai Kona Electric will be the most affordable model in the segment. As for Ariya, the sales will begin at some point in 2021.