Nissan has launched its newest electric vehicle, the Ariya, in Norway. The new SUV is available for pre-order by Norwegians. Below are five things you need to know about the Ariya’s Norwegian launch.
First overseas market worldwide
Norway is the second country after Japan where the Nissan Ariya has been made available to pre-order. Thus, it will be the first country outside Japan where the electric SUV is available for purchase.
Available in four versions
The Nissan Ariya is available in Norway in four versions: two 63 kWh and two 87 kWh. One 63 kWh version has only one motor, and the other 63 kWh version has two. Same with the 87 kWh versions. The power output varies across the range, from 160 kW to 290 kW, and depending on the configuration, the WLTP range lies between 360 km and 500 km. However, these are estimates, and the final range figures are pending.
|Aspect\Specification||Ariya Standard Range 2WD||Ariya Extended Range 2WD||Ariya Standard Range AWD||Ariya Extended Range AWD|
|Battery Pack Energy Content||63 kWh||87 kWh||63 kWh||87 kWh|
|No. of Motors||One||One||Two||Two|
|Power||160 kW (218 PS)||178 kW (242 PS)||225 kW (306 PS)||290 kW (394 PS)|
|Torque||300 Nm||300 Nm||600 Nm||600 Nm|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||7.5 sec.||7.6 sec.||5.7 sec.||5.1 sec.|
|Top Speed||160 km/h||160 km/h||200 km/h||200 km/h|
|WLTP Range (est.)||360 km||500 km||460 km||400 km|
|Towing Capacity||750 kg||750 kg||1,500 kg||1,500 kg|
|Boot Space||468 litres||468 litres||415 litres||415 litres|
Plenty of standard equipment
Nissan is offering a lot of standard equipment on the Ariya in Norway. 19-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable front seats, electric tailgate, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster, 360-degree camera with passenger and bicycle detection, and heated screen are part of the standard equipment. Even the ProPILOT driver assistance system is standard.
20-inch alloy wheels, ORVMs with memory and tilt function, sequential turn indicators, electric panoramic sunroof, 10-speaker Bose audio system, ProPILOT Park, head-up display, electrically adjustable steering with memory, and many more features are available higher up the range.
More expensive than rivals
The Nissan Ariya is quite expensive. It is, in fact, the most expensive car of its class with a starting price of NOK 409,000 (40,000 euros). In comparison, the VW ID.4 and the Skoda Enyaq iV’s prices start at NOK 339,500 (33,000 euros) and NOK 349,680 (34,000 euros), respectively.
|Nissan Ariya Configuration||Norway Price|
|63 kWh Advance (FWD)||NOK 409,900|
|87 kWh Evolve (FWD)||NOK 499,900|
|87 kWh e-Force Evolve (AWD)||NOK 529,900|
|87 kWh e-Force Performance Evolve (AWD)||NOK 575,900|
Deliveries in 2022
The Nissan Ariya will go on sale in Norway in summer 2022. The car will be delivered (imported from the factory in Japan) starting between late May/early June to August 2022.
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