Wednesday, June 16, 2021
News Nissan Hints That Larger Electric SUV Is Coming

Nissan Hints That Larger Electric SUV Is Coming

A larger electric SUV from Nissan would join the LEAF and Ariya as the brand’s third EV offering.

  • It will be based on the new Nissan Ariya’s platform.

  • Range would match the Ariya’s at 310 miles or 500 km.

Nissan’s plans are to electrify 50% of its line-up by 2023 and another SUV is definitely a wise move. It would be larger than the Ariya but use the same platform.

There’s precious little information on this new larger electric SUV from Nissan. We do know that the all-new 2022 Ariya is 182.9 inches long, or about 1.6 inches shorter than the 2020 Rogue. A larger SUV could mean a Murano replacement which measures 192.4 inches in length.

2020 Nissan Murano | Photo: Nissan

Autocar spoke to Nissan Europe’s EV boss, Helen Perry, and she had this to say about the large SUV: “The platform will be used for other cars in the future. The C-SUV and D-SUV segments are due to grow about 300% over the next three years, so we will look to use the platform in growth segments in the next few years.”

2021 Nissan Ariya | Photo: Nissan

For us North American, the D-SUV segment is more or less midsize, which fits the Murano’s description. The current third-generation Murano dates back to 2015 so technically, it will be due for an overhaul in two years or so.

The only other piece of information about this potential midsize electric SUV is that it will provide 310 miles or 500 km of range, equal to the Ariya‘s top range.

2021 Nissan Ariya | Photo: Nissan

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