The brand’s first electric crossover will be offered in six trim levels.
The dual-motor AWD system will be optional.
The longest-range version will be the Venture+ FWD, at 304 miles (489 kilometres).
Nissan announced the prices for its 2023 Ariya electric SUV in the United States ahead of its first deliveries, which will begin this fall for the front-wheel drive models and next spring for the all-wheel drive versions.
The electric SUV will be offered in six trim levels, which will dictate which battery is installed between a 63-kWh unit or a larger 87-kWh unit.
The entry-level version is the $43,190 Engage FWD, which is equipped with the smaller battery and a 214-horsepower single-motor powertrain for a range of 216 miles (348 kilometres).
The Engage can also be equipped with the e-4ORCE dual motor all-wheel drive system which delivers 389 horsepower for a price of $47,190.
For more range, the Engage+ adopts the larger battery and makes the AWD standard for a price of $51,190.
With a range of 304 miles (489 kilometres), the Venture+ is the Ariya that offers the longest driving range on a single charge. This is possible due to the combination of the 87-kWh battery and the single-motor drivetrain, which leads to a base price of $47,190.
For $50,190, the Evolve+ uses the same powertrain combination as the Venture+ but its additional features increase the weight, which reduces its range to 289 miles (465 kilometres). Adding another $4,000 to the invoice gives this trim level access to the all-wheel drive system.
The Empower+ and the Premiere follow the same formula by adding even more features to the same mechanical elements as the Venture+ and the Evolve+, which results in the same 289 miles (465 kilometres) of range. The price for the Empower+ is $53,690 and the Premiere adds another $1,000 on top.
The top-of-the-line version of the 2023 Nissan Ariya is the Platinum+ e-4ORCE, which benefits from the dual-motor setup and all of the available comfort and convenience features for a price of $60,190.
The automaker has yet to announce the Canadian prices for the Ariya, as well as the EPA range figures for the all-wheel drive variants. These details are expected to be made public in the coming months, ahead of the SUV’s first deliveries.