Reservations open at 9 AM (EST) on February 3rd
The Ariya is offered in 6 models with a choice of two battery packs
The Z is offered in two versions, either with a manual or an automatic gearbox
Nissan is preparing to open the order books for its two most awaited model, the Ariya electric SUV and the revived Z sports car in Canada.
Starting tomorrow morning at 9 (EST), the two models will be available for pre-order to Canadian customers.
The Ariya is the company’s second electric model and its first one to be a contender in the popular electric SUV market.
This new vehicle is offered in 6 versions, all of which will be available to order online. The entry level model is the Engage FWD. This version is equipped with a 63 kWh battery and a 214 horsepower motor, which should provide a range of 346 kilometers.
The Evolve e-4orce adds a second motor to provide all-wheel drive and an output of 335 horsepower. The range is slightly reduced however, to 328 kilometers.
The Venture+ is the longest-range variant, with its larger 87 kWh battery and its single motor configuration, which is good for 238 horsepower and 482 kilometers or range.
The Evolve+ keeps the same mechanical elements but its range is dropped to 463 kilometers.
The Platinum+ comes standard with AWD, giving it 389 horsepower and 426 kilometers of range.
The top-of-the line Premiere shows the same stats as the Platinum+ in terms of power and range.
Deliveries of the Ariya will begin in the fall of 2022 with the single motor versions, which will be followed by the AWD variants in time for late fall.
The Z is the revived version of Nissan’s sports car that now adopts a more retro appearance that calls back to the original 240Z of the 70s.
Under the hood, the new Z is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.0L V6 engine that delivers 400 horsepower and a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission with a high performance EXEDY clutch, or a 9-speed automatic with aluminum paddle shifters.
The 2023 Z is offered in three versions, the Sport, the Performance and the Proto Spec. The first two will be available online but the Proto Spec will only be available to order by going through a dealer due to its very limited production.
The Z is expected to arrive in Canada in the spring of 2022.
The ordering process will be the same for both the Z and the Ariya. Starting tomorrow, a website will be opened for each model where interested customers will be able to configure their Z or Ariya. A deposit of $1,000 will be needed to secure the pre-order and customers will be asked to choose the dealer where they want their vehicle delivered. The purchase process will then be finalised at the dealership when the vehicle has been received.