Originally, the Ariya was planned for a mid-2021 introduction.
The postponement will last several months.
Last July, Nissan introduced the world to its all-electric Ariya SUV. Initially, the vehicle was planned to launch midway through 2021 but the ongoing global microchip shortage has changed the original timeline.
Some examples of the Nissan Ariya were finally produced however they are earmarked for the Japanese market. These models feature the smaller battery and a single engine so interest in these exact models is limited.
“One year ago, we made our announcement we were targeting the middle of this year, but after that, Covid-19 has lingered longer than we expected and there is the issue of semiconductor shortages,” Nissan manager Asako Hoshino told Bloomberg, as shared by Electrive.
As for Europe, the USA (North America), and China, pre-order reservations will open later this year. Although there’s no confirmed date for deliveries, they will certainly not happen before 2022. This is unfortunate for Europe and Nissan as the Old Continent was to account for tens of thousands of sales this year alone.