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After producing a string of game-changers like the market-defining Nissan Leaf, the GT-R, and the father of all crossovers: the Nissan Qashqai, Nissan has announced the new Nissan Ariya.

An all-electric crossover, the Ariya is another potentially revolutionary vehicle that’s here to challenge some of the big names in the market like the Mustang Mach-E and forthcoming Tesla Model Y.

It has a sleek, minimalist design, offers strong performance and has a clever, spacious interior – but is this enough to stand out in a crowded market? Watch our video to get a sneak peek at the Nissan Ariya and find out.
Champagne-colour Nissan Ariya

Nissan Ariya performance

The Nissan Ariya will be available in five different guises, including two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, and various battery pack sizes.

The top model will have an 87 kWh battery pack, which should be enough to cover a range of 248 miles. It will use a pair of electric motors generating 388hp and a whopping 600Nm of torque – enough for a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 200kph.
Nissan Ariya rear

Nissan Ariya design

Nissan’s design department has absolutely nailed the Ariya’s look. The car looks ultramodern, with particular highlights including a front ‘shield’ (in lieu of a grille) covered in a Japanese-inspired kumiko pattern, used to good effect.

Nissan plans on extending using elements of the Ariya’s design in the rest of its range, including on the new Qashqai and X-Trail.