EV shoppers can now reserve the 2023 Nissan Ariya online.
Base price is pegged at $45,950 before freight and delivery charges.
Four trim levels will initially be offered, including an exclusive variant for reservation holders.
Making its world debut in July 2020, Nissan’s new fully electric crossover will reach the U.S. market in the fall of 2022. And when it does, the 2023 Nissan Ariya will start at $45,950 before freight and delivery charges of $1,175.
Meanwhile, shoppers can reserve their unit now by logging onto Nissan USA’s Ariya sign up portal.
Four variants of the 2023 Nissan Ariya are offered. The base Venture+ FWD features a single electric motor with 238 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, an 87 kWh battery pack and a driving range estimated at up to 300 miles. The $48,950 Ariya Evolve+ FWD gets the same powertrain, with an estimated range of up to 285 miles, likely due to the extra weight of additional equipment.
Next up, the Ariya Premiere FWD also gets the 238-hp motor, 87 kWh battery and 285-mile range, and is listed at $53,450. Nissan says this trim level is exclusively available to customers who go through the reservation program. Last but not least, the $58,950 Ariya Premiere+ e4ORCE AWD features a dual-motor setup for 389 combined horsepower, 442 pound-feet of torque, an 87 kWh battery and an estimated range of up to 265 miles.
The first 10,000 people who reserve a 2023 Nissan Ariya will be eligible to receive a two-year EVgo membership and $500 in charging credits, which the automaker figures is worth up to 5,000 miles of zero-emission motoring.
Every Ariya will obviously include a quick charge port, while ProPILOT Assist 2.0, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto integration as well as the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced driving aids.
“The all-new Ariya is the embodiment of the new Nissan, and now customers can go out and be one of the first to reserve this game-changing electric crossover,” said senior vice president, Nissan U.S. and Marketing and Sales, Michael Colleran. “Ariya leverages our decade of expertise selling mass-market EVs, uniquely positioning Nissan and our dealers to deliver both a thrilling vehicle and outstanding ownership experience.”
The front-wheel-drive variants of the 2023 Nissan Ariya will arrive first, following in late fall 2022 by the e-4ORCE AWD model. The mainstream EV crossover segment is heating up as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Chevrolet Bolt EV/Bolt EUV are already on the market, which will be soon be joined by the Toyota bZ4X, the Subaru Solterra, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6, among others.