Nissan Ariya Norway pre-sales start: 5 things you need to know

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\SpecificationAriya Standard Range 2WDAriya Extended Range 2WDAriya Standard Range AWDAriya Extended Range AWD
Battery Pack Energy Content63 kWh87 kWh63 kWh87 kWh
No. of MotorsOneOneTwoTwo
Drivetrain LayoutFWDFWDAWDAWD
Power160 kW (218 PS)178 kW (242 PS)225 kW (306 PS)290 kW (394 PS)
Torque300 Nm300 Nm600 Nm600 Nm
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)7.5 sec.7.6 sec.5.7 sec.5.1 sec.
Top Speed160 km/h160 km/h200 km/h200 km/h
WLTP Range (est.)360 km500 km460 km400 km
Towing Capacity750 kg750 kg1,500 kg1,500 kg
Boot Space468 litres468 litres415 litres415 litres
Nissan Ariya specifications for Norway (Source: Nissan)

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.

Nissan Ariya interior dashboard
Nissan offers the Ariya in Norway with plenty of advanced features. Image Source: Nissan

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 ConfigurationNorway 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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